Health benefits of summer fruits

Published: 21:11, Jun 21,2018


What are you eating this summer to get that boost of nutrients for your body? We all know fruits are the healthy alternative, but are you eating the ones that are best for you?

Each fruit contains certain vitamins and minerals that may aid to a specific issue and improve certain aspects in your health. In order to make things easier for you, we have selected 10 of the best summer fruits and highlighted their incredible benefits. Keep reading and find out what your fridge should be stocked with this summer.

It may put up a challenge when cutting it but it is worth the effort. This popular tropical fruit is packed with vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium, that can prevent colds and strengthen you bones. Also, it keeps your gums healthy and teeth strong, lowering the risk of them falling out.

This colourful, unique flavoured fruit is a great ingredient for juices and smoothies. However, it’s not just the refreshing qualities that make this fruit a must have. Pomegranate is a good friend to your heart: it reduces cholesterol, improves blood flow and reduces thickening in the arteries and all this with just 8 ounces consumed a day.

It’s a hastle until you get into your house, considering the 8 to 10 pounds it usually weights, but one you have a taste you can’t get enough. Imagine biting into a cold slice on a hot July day. Watermelons are full of potassium, antioxidants, carotenoids, carbohydrates, Vitamin A, B6, and C, calcium, thiamin, sodium, healthy protein, and fibre. A couple of slices as day can help prevent heart attacks and diseases, different types of cancer, digestive problems, and poor eye sight and hair loss. How about dicing one right now?

Lychee has got sweet taste and is loaded with minerals, vitamins such as Vitamin C that helps to prevent the flu, colds, sore throats and fevers. It is diuretic and assists digestion. It has high amount of potassium that is excellent for the heart and blood. It also possesses calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, copper and manganese. Vitamin E, B6, niacin, thiamin, folate and riboflavin is also found in Lychee. Lychee has the ability to reduce the chances of cancer. It is also packed with fatty acids and antioxidants that prevent the body from infections, diseases and health ailments by promoting the immunity power.

Research has shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. These compounds include quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat, as well as the abundant enzymes. The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein. Mango leaves help normalize insulin levels in the blood. The tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in the fruit help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body.

Next on the list is papaya. It is considered to be an all-round summer fruit. You can eat it, apply it on your skin, make a hair pack, and it’ll benefit in all ways. Papaya is known to soothe sunburn and ban the tan. There are numerous health benefits of papaya. It reduces the risk of heart diseases, diabetes, cancer, aids in digestion, lowers blood pressure, and improves wound healing. Papaya contains an enzyme called papain which aids in digestion. It is rich in potassium, Vitamin C (for building collagen to provide texture to skin and hair), Vitamin K (for bone health)), and Vitamin A (for healthy hair and glowing skin).
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