11 Summer Diet Foods You Have to Try

Add these foods to your diet for a healthier summer.

11 Summer Diet Foods You Have to Try

By Toni Gasparis

Summer can be a glorious time of year. However, with hot and sunny days also comes the need for indulgence in treats like ice cream, fruity cocktails, and other foods that aren’t super healthy for you. Check out these summer foods that are fresh, flavorful, and will help you keep your diet healthy and under control.


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Watermelon

As its name suggests, watermelon is made up of mostly water. This makes it the perfect summertime snack because it’s low in calories and loaded with vitamins A and C. Watermelon is also a great source of the antioxidant lycopene. One study showed that lycopene helps to protect your skin from sun damage from within! So add watermelon to your diet this summer to enjoy a great-tasting treat and protect yourself from the sun at the same time (just be sure to still use sunscreen). Cool down in the summer heat with a refreshing cup of watermelon – at only 44 calories per cup!

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Want to help lower your risk of getting cancer? The answer could be in the food you eat! Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer at WebMD and the author of "Take Control of Your Cancer Risk," says there are three kinds of foods that could really help prevent cancer: garlic, fish and grapes. And what three kinds of foods should you avoid? Red and processed meats, refined grains, and alcoholic and sugary drinks. Watch the videos below to learn more about how food could be connected to your cancer risk.