These fruits and vegetables are in season now (which means off-the-charts deliciousness) and deliver maximum health benefits.
By Lynn Andriani
Blueberries: The Indigo-Colored Antioxidant
When: May through October. In many areas, you can harvest them yourself; visit PickYourOwn.org to find a farm and see what's available when.
Why: These berries—one of the few foods that are naturally blue—have sky-high levels of antioxidants, which combat the damage done by inflammation. Anthocyanins, the natural plant compounds that give blueberries their deep color, may have antidiabetic effects as well.