Summer Veggies: Health Benefits and Helpful Tips
Eating seasonal is an easy way to enjoy the health benefits of eating fresh, unprocessed fruits and vegetables. For June, July and August, sugar snap peas and collard greens are just two of the many kinds of delicious, vitamin-rich veggies available that can make light, healthy summertime dishes.
Rachel Berman, Director of Nutrition for CalorieCount.com—a free health and wellness website that helps its community of more than 4 million members make informed choices about diets and nutrition—is available to discuss the health benefits of consuming summer veggies, along with these helpful tips:
- Preparation techniques to consider with summer vegetables and how they differ from popular winter techniques
- Nutrition content of a variety of vegetables, from the well-known to the obscure
- Quick, easy and unique snack ideas that incorporate summer veggies
- What to look for when picking-out produce, and proper storage tactics