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Seasonal Segment: Fresh off the vine, sweet summertime!

Ask the Dietitan, General health, Nutrition

Seasonal Segment: Fresh off the vine, sweet summertime!

The first day of summer is June 20th! 


With the summer heat comes some of the juiciest, sweetest and most delicious produce of the year! Whether you are headed to the garden, your local grocery store or the farmer’s markets, be sure to snag some of these fiberfull seasonal finds listed below! 


Most of us know that fruits and vegetables are important components of a healthy balanced diet. They contain micronutrients and antioxidants, but also offer a punch of fiber to our meals and provide benefits to our gut microbiomes!

Sometimes it can be tricky to know the nutrition facts of produce since they don’t come with nutrition facts labels, so we’ve listed some of our favorite in-season picks to inspire you below! 


Did you know that prebiotics are types of fibers that aren’t digestible by our bodies but are used as fuel sources for bacteria in our guts? Prebiotics food sources are highlighted below (**) While there are no current guidelines for how many prebiotics you should have in a day, it’s a good idea to get a mix of pre- and probiotics to ensure a healthy gut microbiome.

 

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