Best All Season Fruits for You
Fruits are the powerhouse of multivitamins, minerals, and fiber. It is very essential to add all season fruits to your daily diet for a healthy living. Many researchers have concluded that a high intake of fruit helps in lowering the risk of various serious diseases like heart problems, cancer, and type 2 diabetes. Fruits are easy to carry and need no preparation to consume, which is why it is also called “nature’s fast food”.
While fruits contain a lot of sugar as compared to other whole foods, the amount of fructose content is not really harmful to health. So, consuming fruits will not lead to a high intake of sugar. Change in climatic conditions does not allow all fruits to grow in all places, throughout the year. While some all season fruits can be your great diet companion, others may not. Check out these all-season fruits that you can add to your healthy diet:
The age-old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is truly justified. The ubiquitous apple has the property to fight against infection and boost your immunity. They not only taste great but this all season fruit is actually a remedy to many health problems. It can cure diarrhea, has anti-cancer properties, and keeps your skin glowing. Apple is a sweet edible fruit that is grown worldwide. So, you may bite into one or add it to your muesli or salad for additional health benefits.
Another all season fruit that is found in plenty and is full of nutrients is the humble banana. Banana is grown in most countries around the world and all over India. This common fruit has a high content of potassium, carbohydrate, starch, and pectin. Each variety has its own health benefits. Carbohydrates are a great source of energy, starch in it improves the blood sugar levels and pectin aids in digestion. Banana is a great ‘on the go’ snack and it is also perfect for smoothies.
The elegant ripe pomegranate is one of the healthiest fruits that contains hundreds of edible seeds. Packed with loads of nutrients, it can protect you from many diseases. Anthocyanins, tannin and ellagic acid are the three types of antioxidants found in pomegranate. They provide protection against free radicals which can damage your cells and increase the risk of disease. Being low in calories, you can eat them anytime to enjoy their great taste, while reaping bountiful benefits!
The lemon is very healthy citrus fruit, loaded with vitamin C. Furthermore, it helps in keeping your heart healthy by lowering the blood lipids and blood pressure. The citric acid in lemon has the capability to prevent kidney stone. This all season fruit also aids in weight loss. There is no specific soil type to grow lemons- they can be grown in both acidic and slightly alkaline soil. Squeeze its juice on your favorite salad or have a lemonade to relish its unique taste.
The guava is yet another delicious tropical fruit which is cultivated and consumed in many tropical and subtropical regions. Guavas are rich in antioxidants that have cancer-preventing properties, prevents infection and delays aging etc. Moreover, they are overflowing with vitamins and mineral that has great health benefits. You’d be surprised to know that guava contains 4 times more fiber than pineapple and 4 times more vitamin C than an orange. They make great additions to salads too!
A citrus fruit found mostly in south-east Asia, the sweet lime is a very common all season fruit. It is consumed more in the form of juice than as a fruit due to its rather bland taste. Sweet lime aids in digestion and relieves constipation. Moreover, it contains flavonoids which have anti-carcinogenic, antioxidant, detoxifying properties. It also helps in weight loss. Regular intake of sweet lime can prevent gum disorders due to its richness in vitamin C. Jams, pickles, candies and sorbet can be made out this easily available fruit.
The beautiful papaya with its vibrant color is a very popular fruit with great taste. They are grown in tropical climates and provides a wide variety of health benefits. This common all season fruit is loaded with vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium and folate. Papain enzyme in papaya has shown evidence of improving digestion. Furthermore, they are rich in lycopene which is an anti-cancer antioxidant.
Fruits are generally loaded with essential nutrients that can be very important ingredients in your daily diet. Fruits are a kind of superfood for all busy bees out there, who don’t even have time to breakfast. Their delicious taste will make you crave for more. So, can you get your favorite fruit all through the year? You can definitely get most of those discussed here! I sincerely hope this list will motivate you to add most of these all season fruits to your daily diet!
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