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What’s a healthy summer treat you consume and recommend to patients?


Berries, mangoes, peaches, nectarine, apricots, fresh figs, frozen grapes, sweet corn, and cold brew coffee – the perfect summer treats!

Lifelong Learning in Clinical Excellence | August 2, 2019 | <1 min read


Scott Wright, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Sweet corn, particularly those with both yellow and white kernels.


While not necessarily considered a health food, sweet corn has some redeeming qualities: good for the eyes, great source of fiber, and it is filling so I eat less of the rest of my dinner (this is what I tell some patients to do).


For a real treat, if I have been especially good, I’ll turn it into “Mexican street corn.” Best tasting food ever!

Panagis Galiatsatos, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Fresh figs!

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Rajani Surendar Bhat, MD

Kokum (mangosteen) juice!

Leslie Ordal, Certified Genetic Counselor

Cold brew coffee!

Mike Fingerhood, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Fruit! Melons, mangoes, cherries, and berries!

Michael Crocetti, MD, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

I love having a big glass of lemonade with fresh lemon squeezed in.

To make it more healthy, I use the 4c brand that uses Splenda for the sweetener.

It is a very tasty low carbohydrate summer drink!

Shannon Scott-Vernaglia, MD, Mass General

Frozen grapes!

Mays Ali, MD, Mayo Clinic

Stone fruit! My fridge is always stocked with peaches, nectarines, and apricots.

I encourage people to buy fruit that’s in season – it tends to be more affordable and often locally grown!