Summer Fruits – What’s in Season?

summer_fruitsWhen the sun comes out, all I can do is think of fruit. Lovely, juicy fruit that’s just screaming out to be eaten.

But, what fruits are best to eat in the summer, when the heat is on and you just don’t fancy a huge meal? Well, in-season summer fruits are probably a good start!

In the UK a majority of the fruits that are in-season are berries.

As such, we thought that we would compile a list of our favourites alongside their most important health benefits, so that not can you enjoy the best summertime fruits, you can feel good about it too.

Strawberries: Strawberries are a fantastic summer fruit, and very a “British” summer fruit at that.

Regardless of if they are eaten fresh or frozen, they contain a large amount of antioxidants, and are particularly high in Vitamin C. Vitamin C is important, not only for eye health but also for skin health too.

Without Vitamin C, the skins elasticity and resilience is lessened, which makes way for wrinkles, however, lots of vitamin C can help with this, meaning that strawberries can indeed make you look younger!

Blackberries: Blackberries are a wonderfully lovely summer fruit that can be baked in cakes or pies.

Able to reduce inflammation, destroy free radicals in the body and retaining cardiovascular benefits, they are packed full of vitamin C and contain an array of health benefits.

Raspberries: Raspberries are a very juicy and colourful summer fruit that studies have shown may help go some way in helping with weight loss.

According to researchers, there is something in raspberries, which increases the enzyme activity in the body that breaks down fats enabling you to lose weight quicker.

Blueberries: Blueberries are renowned for their antioxidant properties, and recent research has found that they can even be used to help boost memory and help to maintain nerve cells!

Not only this, but they have also been said to reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Which fruit is your favourite?