Spring is around the corner, which means it’s time to get your “summer body” ready. So put down the winter cookies and cakes and eat these sweet fruits that can improve your health.

We all know they’re good for us, but did you know there are special times in the year that your favorite fruit are naturally sweeter, juicier, and tastier? It’s where “eating healthy” becomes “eating deliciousness”. These are the fruits that will be in season this spring.

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Avocados

Begins: March

This popular South American fruit is easy to incorporate into your diet from tacos to grilled wraps. Avocados have tons of fiber, potassium, fatty acids and antioxidants. They can also improve the health of your heart and eyes, as well as lower cholesterol and help with weight loss.

Berries

Begins: May

There are many different kinds of Berries to choose from. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and dewberries are all commonly known and will be ripe for the peaking come spring. Berries can help maintain your mental sharpness and prevent Parkinson’s disease. They also lower blood pressure, reduce risk of colon cancer, heal urinary tract infections and manage diabetes.

Cherries

Begins: May

This is the real cherry on top of your health! Whether you crown your frozen yogurt with them or eat them plain, you’re in for a treat. Cherries contain powerful antioxidants, reduce inflammation and risk of Gout. They also have been known to reduce pain, belly fat and lower the risk of stroke.

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Melons

Begins: June

Melons are a common ingrediant in fruit salad and can be seen at family BBQ’s across the country. They include watermelon, cantaloupe and honey dew. Melons are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Potassium. They help prevent cell damage, repair body tissue, improve the immune system and reduce the risk of heart attacks.

Peaches and Plums

Begins: May

Peaches and plums make the perfect on-the-go snack when you’re in a rush. Not only that, but they also help fight obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Peaches and plums also help the nervous system, promote normal blood clotting and reduce anxiety.