Summer: The perfect time to cook less and enjoy nature's bounty. But these 6 summer fruits aren't just in season—they also pack surprising health benefits. (Plus, we've got pointers on how to pick out the best of the bunch.)
Loaded with polyphenols, these powerful little berries might have anti-aging effects, and eating 1 cup two or three times a week is associated with a lower risk of diabetes.
Buying and Storing: Look for deep blue, plump, unwrinkled berries; store unwashed in the fridge—in the original container or in a covered bowl—for up to 10 days.
Serving: Throw blueberries over cereal, yogurt, even cottage cheese. Add flavor to iced tea (and keep it cool) by tossing in a few frozen berries.