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Fruits of summer and their benefits

Fruits of summer and their benefits

Now that summer is truly here, it is time to keep yourself hydrated and nourished more than ever. With the sun wrecking havoc, it is easy not only to lose your cool, but also your energy.

The heat can drain you more than you think, especially if you have a job that keeps you outdoors. We list out a few fruits that you should have in your bag to instantly boost your energy levels this summer…

Benefits: Cools you down, is low calorie, high in fibre, anti-oxidant, high water content, controls blood pressure
Nutritional content: Good source of potassium, high on vitamin C, A and K
Quick snack: It is good to snack on freshly cut cucumbers with black salt at any time of the day

Benefits: Can cure migraine and indigestion, is good for vision, asthma and skin, and also protects against sunburn. It is also an anti-aging agent
Nutritional content: Low on saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. A good source of Vitamin C and K
Quick snack: Frozen grapes dipped in yoghurt on a hot afternoon makes for a cooling snack

Benefits: Prevents cancer and kidney-related diseases, reduces risk of liver cancer, good for skin and blood pressure, alkalizes the body, contains smart carbs
Nutritional content: Vitamin C, A precursors, calcium, potassium, and pectin
Quick snack: Include a few pieces of orange in your regular salad for a zesty taste and healthy diet

Benefit: Good for the bones, helps reduce body weight, regulates the action of nerves and muscles, improves vision and prevents cell damage and cardiovascular diseases
Nutritional content: Good source of potassium, Vitamin A and C
Quick snack: Watermelon slices with cheddar cheese is an easy and healthy snack on a hot day

Benefit: Helps curb all kinds of cancer and also protects from Alzheirmer’s. Reduces cholesterol, boosts your immune system and prevents gall bladder stones
Nutritional content: Good source of dietary fibre and Vitamin C
Quick snack: Apple with chaat masala is a healthy snack

Benefit: Keeps your skin wrinkle-free, boosts immunity, reduces inflammation, fights cancer, good for pre-natal health
Nutritional content: Good for hormones and bones, Vitamin C
Quick snack: Strawberry with cream is a good dessert option

Star fruit (Carambola)
Benefit: Cures hangovers, treats sore eyes, helps cure headaches, ringworm, chickenpox and prickly heat
Nutritional content: Pantothenic acid and potassium, Vitamin C and copper Quick snack: Pieces of star fruit mixed with mustard oil and salt is a healthy snack

Benefit: Good for diabetes, improves hormonal function, helps treat constipation, good for pregnant women, helps one relax and is good for the brain
Nutritional content: Vitamin A, folate, potassium, copper and manganese, and a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin C
Quick snack: Munch on guava with some chilli power and salt whenever you feel hungry

Benefit: Good for women after childbirth as it helps build immunity. An appetizer, it also improves sleep
Nutritional content: Folate, potassium, and a very good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin C and manganese
Quick snack: Make a kiwi sandwich with mascarpone cheese and rye bread

Category: Health Tips


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