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It's Time to Eat These Delicious Summer Foods

By Genevieve Cunningham

It can be so fun to change your diet with the season. In cold weather, we reach for things to comfort us and keep us warm. Hot cocoa and soup becomes staples in the menu. As the warm weather rolls around, we start looking for different kinds of foods. We enjoy things that are fresh, light, and bring that taste of summer. But what kinds of foods meet this criteria? If you're ready to transition to your warm weather menu, take a look at these delicious foods to add to your regular diet starting today. 


Melons are sweet and juicy and full of water. Consuming these throughout the warm months can give you a blast of Vitamin C for a stronger immune system and a blast of water to keep you hydrated. Luckily, you have a lot of choices! Grab a big, juicy watermelon and slice it up. Buy some smaller cantaloupe or honeydew for a fresh breakfast or a delicious treat. Choose whatever you enjoy best, and transition your menu to summer with ease. 


Berries are among the superfoods! Eating berries can boost your immune system, improve heart health, and give you a powerful burst of antioxidants. They're absolutely a good choice in any healthy diet. And there's something about the sweet and juicy flavor and texture that make them perfect for summer. Pack some berries in your lunch, take them to a picnic, or eat them for a snack. Any way you eat them, you'll love what this delicious choice has to offer to your summer menu.


Greens are good for your body at any time of year. They aid digestion, give you essential nutrients and vitamins, and are an excellent way to keep your body feeling full. There's something about summer that makes salad more appealing, which means you're more likely to eat these leafy greens. Add a healthy salad for lunch, pack it with various kinds of leafy greens, and enjoy the freshness and boost in health.

Summer food can be absolutely delicious! And changing it up keeps it more fun too. Use these foods to spice up your menu today. With some small changes, your menu will fit the season and boost overall health moving forward. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Happy Valley, Ore.

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