Having a picnic with fresh local season fruits and veggies is a great way to appreciate nature and the embrace the wonderful healing foods in your region.
Some of my favorites include:
Watermelon: Rich in lycopene (a carotenoid that is important for cardiovascular health) and also high in vitamin C.
Figs: High in quercitin and other great antioxidants, this sweet fruit also has anti-inflammatory effects through a flavonoid called luteolin.
Nectarines: Ample amounts of vitamin C, vitamin A, beta carotene, and potassium.
Cherries: This vibrant fruit helps with sleep because it contains melatonin. It is also has flavonioids (isoqueritrin and queritrin) that reduce free radicals in the body.
Photography by Jared Duhon of J. Duhon Photography