Reap the benefits of Seasonal Fruits

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Monsoon… is the season of rejuvenation. It awakes the nature and turns the surroundings into beautiful green colour. It gives a refreshing feel to every living organism on earth. But one should not forget that, monsoon also brings on many air and waterborne infections and digestive problems with it. The best way to keep all these illnesses at bay is to eat fresh fruits available in this season. Seasonal Fruits are natural sweeteners packed with variety of essential nutrients like vitamin A, B and C, minerals like potassium, calcium and iron and antioxidants to support good health.

Have a look at fruits and its benefits:

Black Jamuns:
This sweet and sour fruit has a great taste. It is low in calories and rich in nutrients like, folate, carotene, proteins, fibre, potassium, iron, calcium and vitamin A and C. It has numerous medicinal properties. This fruit is used to treat diarrhoea, arthritis, heart and lung diseases. It improves haemoglobin and digestion.

Benefits of Seasonal Fruits: Black Jamuns

Benefits of Seasonal Fruits: Black Jamuns

Guava:
This fruit is easily available and everyone can afford. It reduces the cholesterol levels in the blood and balances blood pressure. High fibre content in this fruit reduces the absorption of sugar into the blood and brings down the chances of developing type diabetes 2. It is the best fruit to overcome constipation problems. It is good for eyes as it contain vitamin A. Lycopene and vitamin E nourish the skin and protect from UV rays.

Guava is rich in vitamin B3 and B6 which boost the blood circulation and improves brain functioning. Manganese plays a pivotal role in absorbing vitamin B1, B7 and C by the body.
Antioxidants fight with the free radicals, thus reduce the risk of cancer.

Cherries:
Cherries are rich in antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin and beta carotene has anti aging properties. Anthocyanins prevent genetic mutations that can lead to cancer.

Benefits of Seasonal Fruits: Cherries

Benefits of Seasonal Fruits: Cherries

Phytosterols found in cherries will reduce bad cholesterol. Potassium balances blood pressure, thus reduces the chances of developing stroke and kidney problems. Vitamin A, B6, C and K play a key role in maintaining overall health. This fruit has natural sleep hormone ‘melatonin’ help us get sound sleep.

Peach:
It has numerous health benefits. Skin care is the major benefit of this fruit. It helps in reducing dark circles and wrinkles. It has moisturiserizing effect, thus good for dry skin. Antioxidants (phenols) in this fruit fight with diabetes and obesity. Peach is used in many skin care products also.

This fruit contain fibre that has great laxative properties. Potassium will improve kidney functioning, thus it will keep gout and rheumatoid arthritis at bay. It helps you control appetite and help weight loss. It is rich in vitamin A and C also.

Apple:
Apple is a good source of soluble fiber (pectin), and is good for digestive health, helps to ease intestinal disorders and lower bad cholesterol levels. It contains an antioxidant ‘quercetin’ and vitamin C boosts your immune system.

Eating apple triggers the production of saliva in your mouth that will reduce tooth decay by lowering the levels of bacteria. It has ‘boron’ which is very important for bone health and muscle coordination. It has a flavonoid called quercetin that lowers the risk of lung and breast cancers. Polyphenols in apples regulate blood sugar. It prevents certain age related health problems such as macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Banana:
It gives instant energy. It is rich in minerals such as potassium and magnesium. Eating banana after workout is the best way to replenish the minerals and energy levels and it is a natural muscle relaxant. It has moisturizing properties. Banana mask is a natural way to treat dry skin, and it gives smooth and glowing skin.

Benefits of Seasonal Fruits: Banana

Benefits of Seasonal Fruits: Banana

Researchers found that potassium in this fruit balances blood pressure levels. Its antacids coat the inner lining of the stomach and will protect you from ulcers and acidity. Banana relieves constipation problems as it contains fibre. It is a good source of fructooligosaccharides. It will stimulate the growth of friendly bacteria in the intestine and improves the absorption of nutrients and help us develop healthy bones. Banana is used to treat diarrhoea also.

Eating banana before bed can help us get sound sleep as it contains tryptophan. Eating banana makes you alert and improves mood and concentration power. It is a good source of Vitamin A, B2, B3 and B6 which are essential nutrients to keep us healthy and fit. Fruits provide essential nutrients that keep us healthy and fit. So it’s good to have a fruit every day.

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