Diet Center Diet Tips

Here are some diet tips that will help keep you on track and on time for goal weight.

Jul 17, 2017 Tip

During mid-summer (mid-July to mid-August), several nutritious vegetables are in season. These include tomatoes, eggplant, pepper and a variety of beans. Tomatoes are a good choice to obtain vitamin C, folate, vitamin A, potassium, iron and a little fiber. Eggplant also provides folate, potassium and a little fiber. This season is a good time to find a greater variety of eggplant, including white, lavender and black-purple; or oval, pear, and elongated forms.

A variety of sweet bell and hot chili peppers are also in season. Bell peppers are available in green, red, yellow, orange, purple, brown and white colors (although you probably won’t find all these varieties at one supermarket). Chili peppers have been found to boost metabolism, calorie burning, and weight loss. Both bell and chili peppers are excellent sources of vitamin C. In addition, bell peppers provide folate and vitamin B6. Chili peppers are also a good source of vitamin A. So check out some of these vegetables this week or by mid-August. It’s a great time of the year to enjoy their flavor and obtain their nutrients!