I was so excited last night when I finally got home and pulled out my nice big, red, juicy looking watermelon. I had been craving it all day and when I finally put it in my mouth I was a bit let down. It wasn’t as juicy and sweet as they usually are, instead it lacked flavor and was almost bitter. I am bummed because although watermelons are in season year long they’re peak season is May-August. I don’t know about you but I’d prefer to eat my fruit locally grown instead of imported from another country. Watermelons are one of my favorite fruits to eat if I find myself craving something sweet. It usually curbs my craving while giving me a ton of health benefits. Watermelons have a high amount of water, are a good source of Vitamin C and Carotenoids which are both great for skin, hair and nails and also contain lycopenes which are believed to take part in cancer prevention. Another fruit that I am sad to see go are cherries. I enjoy these all summer long and come close to eating a whole bag in one day a lot of the time. I remember what a let down it was when I went to buy a bag at the farmers market and couldn’t find them anywhere!. They are usually in season from July-mid August and are in their peak in June. They’re a bit tart at the first bite but you will soon find yourself reaching for more and more. Cherries are known to have high amounts of antioxidants which again are a great thing for skin, hair and nails on top of being awesome for detoxifying the body. They’ve been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties as well as being beneficial to heart health. You can visit United States Department of Agriculture for a list of fruits in season at certain times of the year.