Summer is close to being over, but it’s not over until September 23 this year. Before the weather starts to get cold again make sure you reap the benefits of red seasonal fruits such as watermelon and tomatoes. They contain powerful antioxidants known as lycopene.

Watermelons are sweet and juicy loaded with Vitamin C and Vitamin A. It is also known for being rich in lycopene, which has cancer prevention properties. The different types are either seeded or seedless such as the All Sweet, Royal Sweet, Jubiliee, Crimson, and IceBox types. Seedless watermelon comes in yellow, bright red or orange flesh.

Another red fruit is the tomato. With its versatile use in many foods, the tomato adds a nice touch as a nutrient packed ingredient.  Tomatoes are linked with cancer fighting properties

I love eating a nice slice of juicy, sweet, and seedless watermelon with its refreshing taste. It’s perfect to have after playing a sport, exercising or for dessert. Autumn may be upon us, but I like to get the ready-to-go prepared watermelon during the off-season months. That opportunity is still available if you start craving them. Remember, you want to have at least 2 servings of fruit per day.

Reap the benefits of eating red fruits and make them a part of your balanced diet.

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