These are four of the best foods for the summer:
Why they are good for you: Some runners avoid avocados because they are high in fat (one cup contains 21 grams). But almost all of it fat comes from healthy fats, which when eaten, can help reduce LDL’s, or as called bad cholesterol.
Why they are good for you: A medium peach contains 60 calories and 2 grams of fiber, vitamin C and beta-carotene – an antioxidant protective for the heart. This succulent fruit contains potassium, a mineral that is essential in the regulation of fluid and electrolyte levels, which make delicious peaches solution for hydration during a warm summer day.
Why they are good for you: goji berry are natural sedative. Studies show that runners who drank goji berry juice twice a day for a week before a long race report less pain than others who do not drink. Select more normal goji berry to eat than their fluid; a cup goji berries has more calories and fiber than juice.
Why are good: This delicious summer fruit contains anthocyanins, which are found in other red fruits and that help reduce inflammation and fight muscle damage during exercise. A cup of strawberries contains 49 calories and 150% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C.