Five Fruits and Vegetables That Are Best in August | Soleil

Five Fruits and Vegetables That Are Best in August

When fruits and vegetables are in season, it means cheaper prices, richer nutrients and better taste. Check out which fruits and vegetables are in season during the month of August in Georgia. You may find some of them at Soleil’s Garden Center, or at the nearby Canton Farmer’s Market to use in these healthy summer recipes. If you enjoy gardening, consider joining the Soleil Garden Club to channel your inner green thumb!

Apples

Apples are full of fiber, which means they help lower cholesterol and keep you full longer.  They are also wealthy in antioxidants, which help reduce the risk of developing cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Check out this mini peanut butter apple sandwich recipe from Whole Foods Market for a filling and tasty treat!

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Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe has many rich nutrients like fiber, vitamin C and potassium, which all support heart health. Foods that are high in potassium help lower blood pressure and reduce risk of stroke. Cantaloupe also helps with things like digestion, hydration and inflammation. To get an easy fix of cantaloupe this August, check out this delicious cantaloupe skewer recipe from Prevention.com!

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Bell Peppers

Not only are bell peppers low in calories, but also they are packed with nutrients—especially vitamin C. This means bell peppers boost your immune system and lower your risk for heart disease, cholesterol buildup and diabetes. Whip up something delicious and healthy for your friends by making these stuffed bell peppers from SkinnyTaste.com!

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Tomatoes

Tomatoes are bursting with antioxidants, nutrients and minerals. From this, tomatoes help reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, protect kidneys, and more. So get them while they’re in season and make this easy tomato salad, from RealSimple.com, for a quick appetizer!

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Watermelon

Watermelon is incredibly hydrating, sweet and delicious. Watermelon helps with cardiovascular health by promoting blood flow. It’s also a natural diuretic that gives kidney support by increasing the flow of urine.  For a refreshing watermelon snack, make this delicious watermelon salad from ToriAvey.com!

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With all of these fresh fruits and veggies nearby, creative cooking is at your doorstep. Call the Sales Center at 678-880-3071 to learn how to become a part of Soleil Laurel Canyon community today.