These Are The 8 Healthy Summer Foods to Add to Your Diet

1. Watermelon

Staying hydrated improves memory and mood. It also cools you by sweating in summer. It's nice that you can drink more than water. Watermelon’s 92 percent water content and skin-protecting lycopene make it edible.

2. Corn

Fresh sweet corn embodies summer. Corn's antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin may operate like natural sunglasses, forming macular pigment that filters some of the sun's harmful rays. Indeed.

3. Tomatoes

First and foremost, use sunscreen to protect yourself from the summer sun. But eating more lycopene—the pigment that makes tomatoes red—may protect your skin from sunburn.

4. Blueberries

Fresh blueberries from the patch are wonderful! Recent New Zealand research suggests their antioxidants may prevent muscle tiredness by removing free radicals produced during exercise.

5. Cherries

Enjoy both sweet and tart this summer. Tart cherry juice reduces post-workout soreness and improves sleep. Did you know tart cherry chemicals may help you lose weight? Tart cherry anthocyanins stimulate a fat-burning molecule and reduce fat storage.

6. Iced Coffee

A cool drink is a great summer morning start. Better, drinking one cup of coffee daily may minimize skin cancer risk. In a European Journal of Cancer Prevention study of 93,000 women, one cup of caffeinated coffee a day reduced nonmelanoma skin cancer by 10%.

7. Raspberries

Raspberries are high in fiber, including cholesterol-lowering pectin. The Journal of Nutrition found that eating more fiber may help prevent or encourage weight loss. One cup of raspberries offers 8 grams of fiber.

8. Iced Tea

A tall drink of iced tea on a hot day is refreshing, but did you know it may also be healthy? Research suggests that drinking tea daily may reduce your chances of Alzheimer's and diabetes, improve your teeth and gums, and strengthen your bones. How? Tea contains antioxidant flavonoids.