At Organic Avenue, we know how important it is to take advantage of seasonal produce that’s only available for a limited amount of time, which is why we try our best to stay in tune with each season. Summer is one of our favorite times because the seasonal foods available to us are not only vitamin rich and nutrient dense, they are also ultra-hydrating! Two of our favorite hydrating summer fruits are melons and berries.
When it comes to hydrating summer fruits, melons reign supreme. Watermelons are not only a delicious summer classic; they contain almost 92% water which helps your body stay hydrated in the heat. Lycopene – a skin cancer preventing antioxidant – gives watermelon its bright pink color. Watermelons are higher in lycopene than even the reddest tomatoes and your body can assimilate these benefits faster by drinking a cold-pressed Watermelon Juice; the perfect treat to keep you hydrated while enjoying the sun.
Cantaloupe is a low calorie melon that’s not only hydrating, but high in beautifying Vitamins A and C. Our new Minted Melon Salad is a delicious new take on a fruit salad mixing seasonal cantaloupe and honeydew melons with a bite of mint and jalapeños that contain capsaicin that can help increase circulation in the skin.
When you think of summer, you can’t help but think of berries. Berries may be tiny, but they pack a huge, healthy punch. Berries contain a high amount of water that, along with their high fiber content, helps your body stay hydrated and feel fuller longer. Berries also contain powerful antioxidants that can decrease signs of aging such as memory and eye sight loss, inflammation, and cardiovascular disease. Hydration, antioxidants, and nutrients like folate and Vitamins B and C help you feel and look younger.
Take a bite of juicy antioxidant-rich hydration with our newest seasonal salad, The Bean and Berry Salad, or reap the benefits of berries in a refreshing smoothie like Nirvana that combines berries with medicinal flowers and hydrating Coconut Mylk.
Staying hydrated in the summer doesn’t have to be a chore as long as you know which deliciously sweet seasonal fruits are best to fill up on.