To take advantage of summer and the plentiful time of fruit, we will look at apricots today. Usually found dried or canned (and full of sugar), now is the time to buy them fresh. May through August is the optimum time to buy these little gems. Clearly as indicated by their color they are a good source of beta-carotene. This helps protect against cholesterol oxidation, which is what can cause plaque build-up, therefore decreasing chances of heart disease. Apricots are a great source of fiber, which we know is good for the health of your digestive system and intestines. They contain vitamin A, an antioxidant that can help with free radical damage that can happen to the eyes that may injure the lens and led to cataracts or macular degeneration later in life. Apricots also supply plenty of vitamin C. Considering how small they are, these fruit are worth incorporating into a fat-burner lifestyle. For more on our weight loss programs check out our website at bodychange.net.