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8 Healthiest Summer Foods

There are so many delicious foods in summer, and many of them are naturally good for you.

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Watermelon

Refreshing, juicy watermelon is one of the most-hydrating summer foods. Not only that, but its pretty red hue means it's a concentrated source of lycopene — the same heart-protective compound found in tomatoes. You absorb more lycopene when you eat it with fat, so try watermelon drizzled with olive oil in a sweet and savory summer salad, or brush it with oil and grill it.

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Grilled Fish

Grilling is one of the healthiest ways to prepare fish. White fish (like halibut) is a great source of lean protein, while oily fish (like salmon and sardines) gives you heart-healthy Omega-3 fats. Fish cooks so quickly that it's a snap to make on the grill. For extra variety, try it in fish tacos, kebabs or in a sandwich.
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Gazpacho

This Spanish specialty is loaded with nutrient-packed summer produce: tomatoes, cucumber and red pepper. You'll get a ton of vitamin C and potassium in this refreshing soup. Give it a go with Alton Brown's recipe.
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Iced Tea

Tea has so many health benefits, and iced tea is no exception. Both green and black tea pack serious amounts of disease-fighting antioxidants, but green tea has the added bonus of offering a small amount of sun protection to your skin. For the healthiest brew, make it yourself — you can control the sweetness and flavor.

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