These four seasonal winners pack a nutritional punch:
- Dark, Leafy Greens Go for spinach, collards or kale; they’re all super nutritious and so low in calories and carbs that you really can't eat too many of them.
- Beans Think pinto, navy, kidney or black. One half cup of beans packs as much protein as an ounce of meat—without the saturated fat.
- Sweet Potatoes These orange veggies are full of vitamin A and fiber. Vitamin A boosts immune function and helps the heart, lungs, kidneys and other organs work properly.
- Tomatoes Every juicy bite is chock-full of important nutrients, including vitamins C and E (to boost the immune system) and iron.
From our sister publication Diabetes Focus (Fall 2015)