Healthy Food Choices for Summer Menus

There's no reason to break your New Year's resolution streak of eating better! These four food choices will supercharge your summer menus and your body with healthy benefits. And they're super fresh!

Cherries. Did you know that cherries can help you lose weight and get leaner? According to scientists at the University of Michigan Health System, the anthocyanins in tart cherries activate a molecule that helps rev up fat burning and decrease fat storage.

Corn. It's hard to imagine not putting corn on the menu during summer, because it is so refreshing and tasty. But did you know that corn is also very healthy? Corn contains both lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that help to form a macular pigment that filters out some damaging sun rays.

Raspberries. Full of fiber, raspberries are a delicious way to help lower cholesterol, help prevent weight gain, and help promote weight loss.

Tomatoes. Tomatoes are high in lycopene, a carotenoid that gives tomatoes their red coloring. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals that cause damage to cells.

It's kind of amazing to think that some of our favorite summer foods are so good for us. Biting into sweet, crisp corn on the cob is so tasty that it's easy to forget about the health benefits. You'll want to put these foods on your summer menus!