5 must-have fruits to stay healthy this monsoon
- Fruits are not just light on the stomach, they also give that much-needed boost to your immune system
- Jamuns are packed with nutrients such as potassium and iron
- Apples should be consumed throughout the year
The much-awaited monsoon season is here. Not only do the rains bring the much-needed respite from the sweltering summer, they also spur our craving for the crunchy samosas, pakoras and steaming tea. But, monsoon also brings with it, several diseases, such as cholera, malaria and viral fever. So, how do you make sure that you stay fit during this season? Consuming foods that boost immunity can help protect one from seasonal diseases.
Fruits are food items that are not only light on the stomach, but also give that much-needed boost to your immune system.
Here are some fruits you can consume this monsoon season:
Packed with nutrients such as potassium and iron, Jamun is an excellent fruit to consume during monsoons. It's also rich in fibre, keeps a check on the blood sugar level, thus making it ideal for diabetics. It's also good for the kidneys and liver.
Rich in antioxidants, litchi helps the body fight against diseases. It also contains fibre and Vitamin C in it helps during common cold, which is common during the rainy season. It can be consumed in the form of ice cream, juice, or raw.
Rich in antioxidants, pomegranate seeds protect the body from several illnesses and diseases. It contains Vitamin B and folate that aid the production of red blood cells. It also helps with serious issues, such as hypertension and heart diseases.
The fruit is rich in Vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant. It also contains an enzyme, called papain, that aids digestion and thus, is a must-have during the Monsoon season.
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This particular fruit should be consumed throughout the year. It's packed with vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, iodine, iron and phosphorus. You can have it raw, or in the form of juice, jam, jelly or tart.