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The Summer Benefits Of Fruit

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Angelina Bossone Blogger Biography 

 

 

 

Eating some fresh and juicy fruit is a great way to cool off in the summer heat. Fruit is a natural and healthy way to take in daily nutrients to reduce the risk of illness. It is also low in fat and calories and a great way to get in shape this summer and do your body some good! Each fruit provides different nutrients to help nourish the body.

Here are some great fruits to have this summer to benefit from and enjoy:

1. Banana

Bananas contain 422 mg of potassium, which help with proper heart functions and help prevent muscle cramps and insomnia. Bananas also are very high in Vitamin A, which increases immunity, healthy skin, and bone growth. This can help prevent you from getting sick and help you fight this tough summer allergy season all while maintaining that warm healthy summer skin glow.

A Bunch of Yellow Bananas

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2. Passionfruit

Passionfruit contains 3.78 mg of iron that helps with immunity and strength. Iron helps oxygenate our blood and also digest our food. Passionfruit is also high in Vitamin C, which is an antioxidant to help prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer. Vitamin C helps with healing and repairing body tissue. Passionfruit helps keep your body in good health while quickly repairing any scratches or scars from those pesky mosquitos!

Passionfruit

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3. Kiwi

Kiwi has 12 mg of magnesium and is high in Vitamin K. Magnesium provides protein and energy while relaxing nerves. Vitamin K helps regulate your blood and burn fat. The kiwi is perfect if you are trying to lose some weight and also keep energized for active summer days.

Kiwi

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4. Avocado

Avocados contain 1.29 mg of zinc that can help with vision and increasing your metabolism. An avocado also contains a lot of Vitamin B3, which is important in converting food to energy and helping the digestive system function. This is also a great fruit to help lose weight for that new swim suit.

Avocado

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5. Strawberries

Strawberries have 23 mg of calcium and help regulate nutrients throughout your body while their high levels of folic acid helps with DNA structure and mental functioning. Eat this fruit for added brain power – especially for those college students who are taking summer classes!

Strawberries

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Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the main purpose of eating is to supply nutrients to the body. Treat your body to something delicious that is a healthier alternative than junk food.

What is your favorite fruit? Tell us in the comments below!

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Top 4 Summer Music Festivals

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Cameron Tranchemontagne Blogger Biography

 

 

 

 

Summer is a great break from college and is the best time to travel for music festivals and if you’re like me then you love going to them. Sure getting there and setting up your tent is a pain, the traffic is bad, and usually the weather is sweltering hot – but the memories you will have and the people you will meet is all worth it. Here are four of the best summer festivals you should check out.

1. Vans Warped Tour

Warped Tour started in 1994 as an event to pair extreme sports and punk music like 3OH!3, August Burns Red, Automatic Loveletter, Bowling For Soup, Hawthorne Heights, Motion City Soundtrack, Reel Big Fish, Relient K, Run DMT, Silverstein, and The Used (just to name a few). This year the tour goes on from June 15th to August 4th. Along with the music there is also live extreme sports demonstrations involving BMX Bikes and skateboards on half-pipes and street courses. Motorcycle stunts and human cannonballs have been included recently. The merchandise booths are also a great way to find exclusive merchandise and even chat with the band members who often staff the booths when they aren’t on stage.

Vans Warped Tour Music Crowd

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2. Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza was a tour until 2005 when it settled in Grant Park, Chicago, IL. This year it will be held from August 2nd through August 4th and will be featuring Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Vampire Weekend, Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, Ellie Goulding, Tegan & Sara, Lana Del Ray, and many more. It has always hosted a wide array of rock music of all varieties, this year seeming to be mostly alternative/indie rock. Lollapalooza is one of the most ecologically conscious festivals of all time with hundreds of recycling bins, composting stations, and a hired waste management team on the grounds. Local vendors are hired to set up stations between stages and provide games and entertainment as well as promoting local businesses.

Lollapalooza Concert Stage and Crowd Tour

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3. Outside Lands

Outside Lands takes place at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco for 2 days starting August 9th. Outside Lands lineup features rock and alternative bands such as Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Pretty Lights, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, and Band of Horses. Outside Lands is also one of the most green festivals you will ever go to. In The Eco Lands, you will find the famous Panhandle Solar Stage which is entirely powered by alternative and solar energy and you will find a farmer’s market, locally sourced food vendors, refillable water stations, and a recycling store.

Outside Lands Outdoor Music Stage

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4. Bumbershoot

Bumbershoot takes place late in the summer, from August 31st to September 2nd, in Seattle, Washington. Also featuring a large alternative rock line-up like Death Cab for Cutie, Fun, Heart, Kendrick Lamar, MGMT, Tegan and Sara, Matt and Kim, Icona Pop, Ra Ra Riot, and The Mowgli’s. Bumbershoot adds in some hip-hop/rap, pop, classic rock, and comedy. You can go watch your favorite bands and musicians play as well as get a glimpse of Bumbershoot’s Regional Theatre Program. Setting itself apart from the rest, Bumbershoot will certainly be a great end of the summer trip for festival goers looking for a unique combination of music and art.

Bumbershoot Music Festival Crowd

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What festivals or concerts are you going to see this summer? Leave us a comment below!

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3 Refreshing Summer Beverage Ideas

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It’s summertime! That means, it’s time to party hard after being a hard working college student all year long. Want to throw a raging party but are on a budget? If you’re 21 and over, here’s 3 of my mixed drink recipes that taste ridiculously awesome, but won’t hurt your wallet!

1. Blueberry Lemonade

Mix a liter of blue Gatorade and lemonade mix and three cans of 7-Up or Sprite. Add ice and you are good to go!

Blueberry Lemonade Summer Drink

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2. Margarita

Mix two bottles of margarita mix and orange juice. Add ice, shake, pour, and enjoy. You can also add all the ingredients into a blender for a blended margarita. Be sure to salt the rim.

Margarita Alcoholic Beverage

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3. Jungle Juice

Mix one bottle of fruit punch and Hawaiian punch with one packet of lemonade into a large bowl. Add in a liter of Sprite or 7-Up. Make sure to add ice and maybe even some strawberries, oranges, or pineapples to make it a little fancier.

Jungle Juice Alcoholic Beverage

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Hope you enjoy these refreshingly delicious drink recipes. You can always add garnishes and fruit to dress up these drinks. Recipes can be changed to taste, so feel free to add or subtract to your liking.

And lastly if you are over 21, you can add alcohol to these mixes if you wish, just please drink responsibly and do not drink and drive.

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Keep It Local

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Use this summer to have an adventure. Did you know that adventure is in your own backyard? You don’t have to travel to explore beauty and wonder. Journey locally.

1. Farmers’ Market

One of the best options to begin with is visiting your local farmers’ market. Ever tried dessert gooners? I hadn’t either, up until I visited a booth at the farmers’ market. There’s more to crab rangoons than just crab meat. We tried a rangoon with banana and Nutella filling. Implement this into your life this summer. Actively seek out a farmers’ market. You won’t regret it.

Farmers' Market Local Food Shopping

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2. Local Art

Supporting local artists broadens your perspective. A lot of college students or travelling artists spend their weekends showcasing their passions, whether it’s in music, design, photography, or simply handmade crafts. You never know what you’ll find. Recently, my friends and I came across this band called the Brazilian 2wins and fell right in love.They did covers of Top 40 hits and engaged with everyone who was watching them.

Local Live Music Band

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3. Local Business

Bring your smartphone or camera along and get some good shots in. One of the cool things about this is that you can Instagram different musicians, artistic layouts, wonderful fresh flowers and produce, and ultimately create a summer photo album about your adventures.

Local Businesses in City

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Go out there and make the most out of your summer by keeping it local!

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Top 4 Things To Do This Summer

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Darlene Megino Blogger Biography

 

 

 

 

Summer break is a great time to relax and take a breather from a school year’s worth of stress! If you’re not planning on taking any summer courses this year, here are some top fun summer break ideas that you might enjoy!

1. Spontaneous Adventures

The school year is jam-packed with back-to-back study sessions, so take a break and have a spontaneous adventure. Have a good old-fashioned summer road trip but with a twist! Instead of mapping out all the spots you want to travel, pick an end destination and then find cool new attractions to visit using Bagonize. You can select destinations based on location, number of travelers, and budget! It’s extremely convenient when you’re trying to narrow down destinations based on your budget.

Group of friends in the car driving to a spontaneous adventure

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2. Tour Abroad

Most schools have their very own STA travel agency located on campus. You can always stop by and check out the various summer tours that students can take. If your school does not have one, you can check out their website for the latest travel promotions. Not only does STA travel help you out with tours abroad, but they also have information about working abroad, study abroad, and volunteer abroad programs!

Woman Touring Abroad in France Taking Pictures at Eiffel Tower

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3. Volunteer Work

Spend your summer volunteering in your field of study! You can find awesome volunteer opportunities at Volunteer Match. Just enter in your zip code and a few keywords to find the right volunteer opportunity for you. You can earn service hours for those of you who need hours to complete your senior seminars, or you can gain some useful experience in your field.

Volunteer Workers

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4. Recreational Classes

How about taking some recreational classes? Try some new dance moves, enhance your cooking skills, or improve your computer application skills. It’s a great way to meet new people and gain a new hobby or skill. Save some crash by signing up at a local community center or college.

Recreational Dance Class

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Whatever you choose to do this summer break, have fun doing it. Whether you are traveling the world or hitting the books, make sure to squeeze in some relaxation time. This is your time to unwind before you begin another year full of study sessions and exams!

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