I love fruit of just about any kind, but I especially love summer fruit.
When it’s hot — and the heat is intense where I live — there’s nothing better than a platter of assorted, succulent fruit — the juice dripping off my chin and fingers as I eat.
I’m pretty sure I can go days without real meals, and do it happily, so long as I have air conditioning, cold water, and for nourishment a bunch of berries, kiwi, melon and apples.
Experts say natural sugar from fruit is good for you. And who am I to disagree? Fruit contributes fiber and nutrients to the body and in summertime the fruit is local, so we support our farmers.
And watermelon … umm good … it keeps you cool in the middle the heat. Probably more than any other fruit.
Is there anything better than a delicious piece of watermelon when it’s 110 degrees outside and the air conditioning can barely keep up? And by the way, I don’t count fruit calories (and dark chocolate — shhh … please don’t tell), toward the daily caloric intake value. Plus, there’s no fat in most fruits, right?
And strawberries, I love them. I read strawberry is the fruit of love. They have the heart-shaped form, sweetness, and vivid red color. A fruit used to seduce.
People are said to be allured by the scent of strawberry-scented perfume and/or cologne and a piece of the fruit on a platter. Maybe next to a glass of champagne. And a piece of dark chocolate? Oh, wait, chocolate is my little addiction.
That aside, I try to eat a lot of strawberries when the fruit is in season. They are rich in Vitamin C, and Vitamin C is proven to keep the heart healthy and the body’s immune system strong. Strawberries are also rich in folic acid, potassium and fiber. Perfect for good health.
Look at that — not only fresh and sweet taste but also good for me. If only my family would stop asking me to cook dinner.
So, whether a girl is in love or just looking for a healthy diet, strawberries are definitely in order.
As the saying goes: Let’s eat and be merry!
Have a great Sunday off everyone. See you again on Monday when G is for Garage Rock.