On our FB page the other day, we were talking about the fruits Scotties liked. We had just tried peaches; gave them a paws up but remember any fruit should be washed and have its rinds, peeling, seeds, pits and skins removed. Grapes are a NO fruit: toxic! Anyway, Mom saw this list and thought it would be helpful. Living in small town Oklahoma we have many fruits available at farmers markets during the summer. Watermelon and cantaloupe are especially abundant. To obtain organic fruits or a variety of fruits we must drive to Tulsa, 60 miles away. Our year round go to fruit is definitely blueberries which Mom buys in a big carton at Sam’s. We share them with her and often have a teaspoon of Greek yogurt on the side, so to speak. Blueberries have high levels of resveratrol with anticancer and heart disease fighting qualities. Their tannins also help urinary tract infections. Those characteristics make them ideal for Scotties.
Apples are another that we love. They are super antioxidant and loaded with Vitamin C. There is something behind that old cliché of “An apple a day……”. We usually have some bananas in the basket too. Brother does not care for them. Mom thinks it is the texture. Excellent supply of potassium though. Strawberries containing Vitamins C,K,B, B6 and fiber can be purchased year round here. We usually have some sort of berry in the fridge because Mom likes to have a smoothie for breakfast. Cantaloupe is the super fruit of summer. A source of Vitamins A, B6 and C, it is also beneficial to eyesight, reduces cancer risk, and helps prevent cell damage. It is quite tasty too. We have tried mango and liked it but it is one for the Tulsa list. I like practically anything; Brother is more selective. Ask your Dr. Pokey if fruit would be good for you. We eat fruits as a supplement: 1/2 an apple, 4-5 blueberries, others in 1 inch servings of one to three pieces. Hey, Mom’s no doc….remember she was an English teacher…this is just what works with us. ~ Indy and Lucy