Summer is a wonderful time to experiment with fresh, nutrient packed food. Here's some benefits of the healthiest seasonal summer fruit and why you should consider adding them to your diet.

1. Are high in several important vitamins and minerals. Eating cucumbers with the peel provides the maximum amount of nutrients.
2. Contain antioxidants, including flavonoids and tannins.
3. They are composed of about 96% water, which may increase hydration and help you meet your daily fluid needs.
4. Are low in calories and can be used as a low-calorie topping for many dishes. All of these may aid in weight loss.
5. Contain a good amount of fiber and water, both of which may help prevent constipation and increase regularity.
6. Can be eaten fresh or pickled. They can be enjoyed as a low-calorie snack or used to add flavor in a variety of dishes.