Cosmopolitan gave us the 10 fruits and veggies everyone should be adding to their diet and here are the reasons why:
This fruit (YES. IT'S A FRUIT) is a good source of fiber and potassium. You can cut it and have it plain or make some guacamole and throw it on everything: sandwiches, salads, burgers, and etc.
These little nuggets will boost the antioxidant activity in your body, which can help you fight that mysterious summer cold. Make a cherry salsa and throw it on some grilled chicken. Delicious.
Simply boiled with butter or on the cob, it doesn't matter. If you're not eating corn this summer, you're not living. It's a surprisingly great source of vitamins like folic acid, niacin, and vitamin C.
4. Green Beans
The perfect snack, green beans aka string beans, are low in calories, high in fiber, and a great source of calcium. Cooking removes some of their nutrients, so try and eat them raw, baby.
Forget about an orange. Get your vitamin C fix with a lime. It gives you about 25 to 30 percent of your recommended daily intake. Put it in your homemade sauces, dressings, or...cocktails.
Should you meet someone who says they don't like mangoes, run the other way. They are freaking insane. Not only is this fruit sweet and juicy as f*ck, it also helps reduce your body fat.
Low in fat and loaded with like 10 different vitamins, this sweet treat is great to devour by itself or with some cream...It's even better when it's with ice cream. Know what I mean, peaches and cream.
This tart-y berry can help prevent cancer and slow the signs of aging in the body. Plop some on top of your frozen yogurt for a healthy yet sweet escape.
This fruit stays true to its name. Watermelon will for sure keep you hydrated as it's filled with lots of, well, water. It's also an excellent source of vitamin A, which helps maintain eye health.
As part of the summer squash fam, zucchini can help you stay slim because it's loaded with water and fiber. Eat this and you'll do the two most important things when managing your weight: pee and poop.