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Summer Vegetables For The Diet That Will Save You Money

Molokheya, what's that? It's a summer vegetable!
Save money on your diet eating summer vegetables in season. That means tomatoes, bell peppers, and winter melon.

Summer Vegetables For The Diet That Will Save You Money

Although getting healthy vegetables in your diet despite the season is important, vegetables in season look great, carry high nutritional value, and will also help you save money on food.

Summer vegetables are one way to save money on healthy food. In addition to helping you cool down your body to aid in the prevention of summer heat exhaustion, eating summer vegetable will give your diet the support it needs to keep you going strong, not even close to giving in the summer heat.


The Japanese have a saying, "red tomatoes make doctors turn blue." That just goes to say that tomatoes are rich in nutrition having many positive benefits in your health that can be looked forward to on a tomato diet.


Found in tomatoes is a substance called lycopene that works as a strong antioxidant that is said to reduce bad cholesterol boosting your renewal metabolism while inhibiting the creation of melanin in your body for better looking skin.

Tomatoes also are an exceptional source of vitamin C, potassium, iron, and dietary fiber. Note these are all essential nutrients that are need to make you healthy diet work out, which may indicate that it's time to get tomatoes.

Night Tomato Diet

The night tomato diet is a diet method that involves incorporating tomatoes into your evening meals. This can be done by simply adding fresh tomatoes to a salad, eating whole tomatoes, or drinking tomato juice. The goal is to get at least 15mg of lycopene a day.

In addition to getting 15 milligrams of lycopene a day, it is also important to stay with it that is keep going with the night tomato diet for at least 3 months. Ideally, you want to continue eating tomatoes everyday for at least 6 months. However, that may not be a way to save money on food.

What you should walk away with from going on the night tomato diet is that eating tomatoes should be an important part of your diet to take advantage of the benefits getting lycopene daily has on your body.

Winter Melon

Winter melon is said to contain at least 90 percent water content. In addition to being full of water, it is low calories. With only 16 calories per 100g serving size what more can you ask of a summer vegetable? - That's not all!


In winter melon there is saponin said to slow down the release of sugar into your blood stream important for keeping your blood sugar level down. On top of what it does for your blood sugar, winter melon saponin helps you block fat naturally.

Other benefits you get from saponins are that it is said to prevent diabetes and you from getting fat. The diuretic effect of winter melon due to its high water content helps you get rid of edema leg swelling and bloatedness caused by unwanted water retention.

Winter melon is also a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and calcium in addition to saponin. The outer skin of winter melon is said to be its most nutritious part. That is why as you eat winter melon it is in your better interest to eat the skin too.

Winter Melon Diet

On the winter melon diet you will need to get 300-500g of winter melon a day into your diet. Although there are no set ways to cook winter melon, they are often found steamed and cooked with stew. In this case, you are going to need to drink the soup broth for best results in your winter melon diet. Drinking winter melon tea can be used on top of eating winter melon every day.

Bitter Melon ("Goya")

Bitter melon rind is packed full of vitamins such vitamin B1, vitamin C, and vitamin E in addition to minerals such as phosphorus, iron, and potassium along with dietary fiber. Surely goya is one summer vegetable you don't want to miss out on this season.

The bittering component found in goya is said to help lower blood sugar and cholesterol serving as a strong preventative agent against lifestyle disease as well as giving you more leverage to succeed in your diet.

The seeds of bitter melon are rich in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) that helps you burn fat. For best results in weight loss eating bitter melon seeds can help.

Bitter Melon Diet

The bitter melon diet also known as, "the goya diet" is a diet method that comes with no dietary restrictions to speed up with the exception of incorporating healthy bitter melon into your diet and eating goya seeds. Due to the fact that eating bitter melon can be difficult because of availability issues, drinking goya tea daily can help you burn fat without losing muscle mass.


Edamame are unripe soy beans that give you soy nutrition such as saponins, lecithin, and isoflavones.

Soy saponin blocks fat from being absorbed by your body, whereas soy lecithin helps lower cholesterol. Soy isoflavone works in the same way as the female hormone estrogen, which is why it is sometimes called vegetable estrogen.

Isoflavone comes with many health benefits that come as added value to helping your restore hormone balance to your body, clear up clogged arteries, and prevent osteoporosis.

Eating edamame gives you vitamins and minerals including the fat burning vitamin B2.

Edamame Diet

The edamame diet is a diet method built around snacking between meals to prevent overeating throughout the day. It has no dietary restrictions and said to make you feel less hungry throughout the day. That means less stress when you diet. Where do I sign up?


I don't speak Arabic but Molokheya sounds like it would pack a punch. In fact it does. In this green spinach food found around North Africa you will find beta carotene, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin C, calcium, and potassium.

Molokheya gives you dietary fiber that is said to promote healthy bowels movements.

Molokheya Diet

On the molokheya diet, you guessed it! Eating molokheya is required. Don't worry though because you can get molokheya in your diet by drinking tea containing molokheya. Better yet, molokheya is said to help your battle summer heat exhaustion.

Bell Peppers

Eating bell peppers gives you carotene to boost immunity in your body and vitamin C for better looking skin. What's even better is that it has vitamin E for anti-aging and vitamin B2 to help you burn fat.

In addition to help to keep wrinkles from turning up on your skin from sun exposure, bell pepper is great for preventing summer heat exhaustion. It is one food you are going to need during a hot summer.

There are 3 different colors of bell pepper (green, yellow, and red). Red bell peppers are said to be the highest in nutritional value while yellow bell peppers are said to be the sweetest. However, when looking for something a little bit more bitter, green bell peppers are your pick.

By Martin Nicholson

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