How To Beat Summer with Fruits

May 30, 2011     Posted under: Know How

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Summers along with the sultry days also bring sensational seasonal fruits like pineapples, watermelon, muskmelon, mangoes, cherries, strawberries and other beautiful berries.

Here are some fruits which helps cooling your system and beating the blues of this high temperature:

Apricots: Apricots are rich in vitamins A and C, and also in minerals like calcium and iron. It contains no fat and little amount of carbohydrates. Apricot is good for earaches, overall digestion of food and also prevents cancer. Apricot juice is repeatedly given to patients suffering from fever since it provides necessary vitamins, minerals and water to the body.

Watermelon: Watermelon is the yummy flavored fruit and it contains 90 percent water that we usually have during summer to keep bodies hydrated and re-energized. Watermelon is rich in vitamins and minerals. It gives energy production, fights heart disease, and reduces the risk of cancer.

Papaya: Papayas bid the luscious taste and sunlit color of the tropics. Papaya also contains rich sources of antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin C, carotenes and flavonoids. It is mainly useful for the prevention of atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease. It is also used to treat a number of conditions such as allergies, chronic diarrhea, indigestion, hay fever and sports injuries.

Mango: Mango is one of the most trendy, nutritionally rich fruit with a distinctive flavor, smell and taste. Mangoes are seasonal fruits that begin in the month of May. It is very rich source of potassium vitamin C and E. It mainly controls heart rate and blood pressure and asthma. Mango fruit contains iron content that helps in weight reduction of pregnant women and people from anaemia.

Blackberries: The blackberry fruit contains polyphenol antioxidants and it also reduces the risk of esophageal cancer. Intake of blackberry has been found to be beneficial for those suffering from intestinal inflammation and diarrhea. They are used to treat mild infections like sore throats and mouth irritations. Ageing can be delayed with the help of regular consumption of blackberries.

Honeydew Melon: It is the sweetest of every melon when ripe. The edible portion of honeydew is rich in source of provitamin A, Vitamin C, and potassium and zinc. It’s also helpful to prevent birth defects. It contains abundance of water which keeps us hydrated. When choosing a honey dew melon, come across for a nearly perfect round fashioned melon with a smooth surface.

Lychee: Lychee is fragrant, sweet and brightly colored strawberry shaped fruits with thin leathery skin. The actual season for lychee is mid-June to mid-July. Lychee fruits are low in calories and it also contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. But it is rich in dietary fibre which can be very significant for individuals who are troubled about their excess body weight. It also slows down both the evolution and initial development of breast cancer cells.

Plums: Plums are rich in dietary fibre, which in turn proves helpful in improving the digestive system. It almost contains vitamin C which is good for the body tissue and also for the immune system. It is helpful to prevent flu and colds and can even avoid decreasing your cholesterol levels. It is mainly used to prevent diseases like colon cancer, osteoarthritis and asthma.

Cherries: Cherry is a fleshy stone fruit. Cherries taste best consumed “humid” from the tree. Cherries have a powerful pain relief benefits especially for runners and other athletes. It also has a considerable impact on relieving muscle and joint discomfort more quickly. Both sweet and sour cherries have tremendously short shelf lives and should be handled gently to reduce staining and rust.

NitiN Kumar Jain

Nitin works in an IT MNC professionally but blogs and owns NKJ Live. He is also the co-owner of a professional start-up ARGHAM BYTES

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