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8 Super-Healthy Summer Foods

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1) Corn is packed with lutein and zeaxanthin, which help form a pigment that fliters out the sun’s damaging rays and lower your risk of developing age-related macular degeneration—the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 60.

2) Iced Coffee – drinking a cup a day may lower your risk of developing skin cancer.  It is said that the caffeine in coffee reduces the risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer.

3) Tart Cherries – the anthocyanins in tart cherries activate a molecule that helps rev up fat burning and decrease fat storage, but they also help you get a better night’s sleep.

4) Tomatoes – give you extra protection against the sun because they contain lycopene, the cartenoid that makes them red.  It provides extra protection from getting sunburn.

5) Watermelon – allows you to increase your water intake by eating it.  A watermelon is 92% water.

6) Raspberries- one cup has 8 grams of fiber.  Fiber prevents weight gain and can even promote weight loss.

7) Iced Tea – drinking it regularly may lower your risk of Alzheimer’s and diabetes.  It also gives you healthier teeth, gums, and stronger bones because it is packed with a class of antioxidants called flavanoids.

8) Blueberries – the antioxidants in them prevent muscle fatigue by absorbing free radicals produces by muscles during exercise.

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