2019 is on track to become the hottest year ever and we are all going to pass through. As the climate is hard, it is essential to pay enormous attention to our health. Otherwise one must have to suffer the consequences such as dehydration, skin sensitivities, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies. But don’t worry, nature has always a solution to every problem. That is Fruits. Fruits provide instant energy and help to cool down our body temperature. Also, fruits contain vitamins, minerals and protein etc that is essential for our human body. This is why the doctors in Kerala and around the globe suggest to include fruits in our daily diet hence we can get maximum benefits.
Now, Let’s discuss some of the fruits that should be included in your daily diet this summer.
People affectionately call Mango as the King of fruits in India. Its fragrance and mouth-watering taste make more lovable among the people of Southeast Asia. Moreover, Mango is the national fruit of our country and cultivated all across India especially the southern part.
Mango, the low-calorie fruit is one of the best consumers of nutrients and Vitamins. It also contains fibre, folate, Zinc, Calcium, Potassium and Iron in a large quantity. We need all these vitamins and nutrients to stay healthy in this hot season. These nutrients can help in controlling the blood pressure and heart rate. Also, the high level of the fibre reduces the cholesterol levels of the body.
Mangoes are now available in every store around us in this season. Make sure you buy good fruits that is healthy and pesticide free.
Watermelon is a popular fruit all around the world because of its refreshing quality and sweet taste. This summer fruit is low in calories and rich in water consumption. Over 90% of watermelon is water and it will keep your body hydrated. That’s the main reason why you should include this fruit in your daily diet.
These versatile fruits also contain minerals and vitamins. These include vitamin A, B6, C, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, and Choline. Lycopene, citrulline and beta-carotene found in watermelon increase Nitric oxide level in blood. This Nitric oxide helps to expand the blood vessels and hence reduces the blood pressure.
Vitamin A, B6, C and amino acid collaborate towards healthy skin and increases the immunity. Even though having too much watermelon especially at night before bed may delay the process of digestion. High level of potassium leads to hyperkalemia, which causes abnormal heart rhythm.
Mexican born papaya is a popular yummy fruit all around the globe. As per the report of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN, India produces the most papayas. Papaya is real summer fruit and an excellent source of Vitamin C and A. One large papaya is packed with 235 milligrams of vitamin C that’s 224 per cent of your recommended daily allowance.
This tropical fruit also contains an enzyme called papain that eases digestion. Hence it is recommended to eat 3 to 4 hours before meal and dinner. The nutrients found in papaya provides a number of benefits such as.
- Reduces the risk of age related macular degeneration
- Lower the risk of developing Asthma especially in children
- Reduces cancer risk as it contains beta-carotene
- Prevents heart diseases
- Manage bone health
- Balance diabetes
- Ease digestion with the enzyme papain
- Benefits for skin and hair health
Guava is a common tropical fruit that is to be included in your daily diet this summer. Guava is originated in Central America and reached all around the globe.
Guava fruits are very rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, and fibre. This nutrient gives amazing health benefits. Guava contains four times the amount of Vitamin C in oranges. This helps in improving the immunity and protects you against common infections. Lycopene, vitamin C and other polyphenols act as antioxidants and preventing the growth of cancer cells in the body.
- Lower the blood sugar levels
- This benefits for the digestive system
- Anticancer Effect
- Boost Immunity
- Good for your skin
- Lower the risk of cancer
- Improves eyesight
- Good for heart
- Beats toothache
- Anti-ageing properties
Plums are recognized as a superfood. Because they have similar levels of antioxidants to blueberries. Plums are available in different colours and sizes. These fruits are available in the market for this summer. Your body needs vitamin C and plums are rich in it. One cup of sliced plums can contain 26% vitamin C, that is enough for your body.
Our body needs both fibre and water for healthy digestion. Plums are also rich in fibre, sorbitol and Isatin. These nutrients help the large intestine to absorb water and can relieve from constipation. Hence the digestion system functions properly.
As plums are consuming potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin K etc. Potassium helps to control blood pressure and vitamin A improves our vision and eye membrane healthy.
Sweet and tasty fruit oranges are rich in potassium, that’s very essential in the summer. Lack of potassium causes muscle cramps. A medium-size orange contains more than 80% of the water that can keep your body hydrated. Also, it can contain 80 calories, more than 15 milligrams of carbohydrate, 250 milligrams of potassium.
This juicy fruit also contains more than 170 phytochemicals and 60 plus flavonoids. It doesn’t have many calories, rich in antioxidants and its fat-free. This indicates the importance of the juicy fruits in our daily diet. Buy the best oranges available in the market that gives a wide range of health benefits such as
- Promoting healthy skin
- Act as anti-inflammatory agent
- Helps as Antioxidants
- Help to control blood pressure
- Boosting the immune system
- Improves memory
- Improve digestion
Pineapple is one of the healing summer fruits that should be a part of a special diet in summer. This low-calorie fruit is rich in vitamins and antioxidants and known for anti-inflammation.
Best time to eat pineapple is summer, with breakfast or in an empty stomach. Because it has the ability to detoxify your body system. This cleaning process boosts your energy level and hence feels the freshness. Potassium in the pineapple maintain the sodium level in the blood and controls blood pressure too.
Pineapple fruit contains enzymes that help in metabolism protein to burn away the excess belly fat. Also, the enzyme called bromelain ease inflammation and helps arthritis. So don’t be late to act in this summer. Eat pineapple and care your health this summer.
Pear is a great summer fruit that keeps you well all the time. Eating one medium size this summer fruit can provide 12% of daily vitamin C, vitamin K of 10%, 6% of potassium and a little amount of calcium, iron, magnesium, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and folate. Just enjoy the taste of pear in this summer and stay healthy.