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Summer Superfood Crush

Who needs those fancy (hard-to-find and pricey) superfoods? Summer’s best fruits and vegetables are packed with all the healing nutrients you need. Here are five of our favorites, with simple recipes for any occasion.

Swiss Chard

It’s loaded with beta-carotene, lutein, and other antioxidants that reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, and protect eye health. Plus, it’s rich in vitamins C and K, magnesium, potassium, and fiber.

Swiss Chard and Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Serves 6 (makes 12 pieces)

This colorful twist on bruschetta makes a fresh, simple summer appetizer. Use a variety of tomatoes—red, orange, yellow, purple—for the prettiest presentation. And if you can’t find colors, ripe red tomatoes are just as delicious. For a wheat-free option, use gluten-free baguette or bread, and skip the cheese to make it vegan. Save the chard stems; you can brush them with olive oil and toss on the grill till

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