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Great Summer Diet Foods


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The summertime is a great time not only to shed some layers of clothing but also to shed some pounds. Many people undergo summertime diets in order to feel lighter and to look better in a bikini. A great way to start a healthy diet is to enjoy the fruits and vegetables of the season.

Some of the best summer diet foods include tomatoes and red peppers. Both of these fruits are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and lycopene. A medium size tomato contains approximately 35 calories, very low carbs, 40% of daily vitamin C intake, and 20% of daily vitamin A intake. A top of its nutritional value, tomatoes also reduce the risk of prostate and digestive tract cancer. Peppers on the other hand, are rich in the antioxidant known as beta carotene. Beta carotene boosts the immune system and prevents the body from cell damage caused by free radicals. Peppers also provide the body with exceptional amounts of vitamin C. Just half a cup of peppers contain 230% of the daily vitamin C intake. So try to incorporate some of these fruit into your daily diet in order to boost your health and reduce your weight.

Some other excellent diet foods include yogurt and fiber packed beans. Yogurt is beneficial to your diet because it is loaded with calcium and protein. There are numerous choices out there today when it comes to yogurt. The most important thing to remember is to choose a yogurt that is fat free or reduced fat. The taste remains the same but the calories are cut in half. Another great diet food is beans. Beans are packed with fiber and protein which makes them a great alternative to heavy meats. If you found your summer diet to be unsuccessful, try incorporating some of these great diet foods into your nutritional regimen.

Lauren S. Johnson writes health articles about fitness and nutrition.
Some of her favorite passions include studying the medicinal benefits of herbal remedies, diet pills , and hoodia gordonii .


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