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The strawberry, a true symbol of warmer weather, is coming into its own this month. One serving of the low-calorie fruit packs more vitamin C than an orange and offers protection against heart attacks, cognitive decline, and damage to the skin from UV rays. The high antioxidant content has also been credited with increasing HDL, or "good" cholesterol, says Vandana Sheth, R.D.N., C.D.E., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
How To Enjoy: Straight from the vine! Pick your own this season and burn some calories in the process. Or try them as a sweet addition to salads with balsamic vinegar, says Sheth.
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These warm-weather fruits and veggies pack serious health benefits