In season: July to September
The benefits: This summertime favourite contains vitamin C, and is an excellent source of vitamin B6, niacin, and folate. Peaches are also rich in potassium, which helps maintain healthy blood pressure as well as prevent kidney stones and bone loss. They are high in fibre, too, which aids in both digestive health and colon health.
Try this recipe: Peach, Burrata and Basil Salad
In season: August to October
The benefits: Avocados are high in carotenoid antioxidants such as beta-carotene, lutein, and neochrome, all of which help to prevent osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as improve cardiovascular health, help regulate blood sugar levels, and prevent cancers of the mouth, skin, and prostate gland.
Try this recipe: Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup