Fruits of Summer Beauty – Tips For Glowing Skin

Best Summer Fruit for Skin Glow

{SCA} Nothing says youthfulness and good health like glowing, fresh skin. Some people are born with it, some can thank their family genes, but for the rest of us beautiful skin takes some work. What you may not realize is that it is easier than you think to have skin that glows.

Summer is one of the best times to saturate your system with super-nutrients, and stuff yourself to the gills with healthy summer fruits. Fruits in general are good for health in many ways; good for the immune system, digestion, healthier skin hair and eyes, heart health and better circulation, good for the nervous and respiratory systems. The benefits just go on and on.

So it is vital for good health to include these foods in your daily diet regime.


Succulent mangoes are rich in beta-carotene, vitamin C and fiber. In fact, just half a mango has over 100% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A (as beta-carotene). They contain more than a day’s requirement of Vitamin C and have nearly half a day requirement of Vitamin E. They also contain Potassium, Iron and Nicotinic Acid. They are great for Skin problems, convalescence and cancer protection.


Watermelons are cooling & delicious for hotter days. Watermelon seeds are a good treatment for urinary infections (kidney & bladder problems). The seeds can be simmered in water for 30 minutes to make a tea. They are a great gentle laxative. They are best eaten raw and on their own as they ferment rapidly in the stomach.


Papayas are irresistibly mouthwatering summer fruits. Papaya is another rich source of beta-carotene, vitamin C and fiber, and also contains potassium and folate.


Red, yellow or green, sweet or tart, crisp or mealy, no matter how you slice them, summer fresh apples are a good source of fiber. The pectin in apples is a soluble fiber, which can help in the management of high cholesterol. And the skins of apples contain antioxidant flavonoids and polyphenols, phytochemicals that can reduce free radical damage and help prevent oxidative diseases such as cancer and heart disease.


The rich color of tender apricots gives away their rich content of beta-carotene (a precursor to vitamin A). Beta-carotene and vitamin C both in apricots are antioxidant vitamins. Sun-sweetened apricots are also a good source of fiber and potassium.


Summer is the season for fresh figs. Fresh or dried, sweet figs are one of the highest fruit sources of fiber, and they also contain significant amounts of minerals potassium (great for replenishing losses in sweat), calcium, and iron.


Sweet varieties are good raw and can be added to salads and fruit salads. They contain vitamin C and are a good diuretic. They are good for pain in the joints. They are excellent for Cancer protection as they contain ellagic acid which inhabits carcinogenic cells.

Plums and Peaches

Plums and peaches are ripe and ready these balmy months. Luscious peaches have beta-carotene and vitamin C as well as fiber. Purple and red plums have fiber and vitamin C, and the skins contain anthocyanidins, potent antioxidant phytochemicals.


Raspberries can be found all over the world and the plants from which they spring go by many different names. Like most berries, they are very high in antioxidants, the chemicals that keep your body from falling apart at the molecular level. And they taste good too.