The onset of each season brings its own set of unique and healthy fruits and vegetables. They can only be enjoyed for a period of 2-3 months. When it comes to winters, this season may not be too bright and colourful itself. However, the cold climate provides us with plenty of dazzling and vivid fruits that are extremely healthy. Colder temperatures generally mean lack of sun which can cause Vitamin C deficiencies. Several other health problems such as cold, dry skin and viral infections are also synonymous with winter. That’s why seasonal fruits are a good choice since they provide the exact nutrients your body requires for the current climate. This boosts your immunity and promotes overall health to tackle such ailments. Take a look at our list of the best Indian fruits to eat in winter:
Strawberries are juicy with a sweet and sour taste, and they have a host of health benefits. This delicious fruit is low in calories and rich in water content and Vitamin C. It can stave off most of the winter ailments as well. They contain folate, manganese and potassium as well. Additionally, the antioxidants present in strawberries can prevent some chronic diseases such as diabetes. They are a great addition to your diet as they help control blood sugar levels. Now you know why Belgium has an entire museum dedicated to strawberries.
Pomegranate means apple with many seeds and rightly so. On average, every pomegranate has 613 seeds. The sheer number of health benefits along with its legendary origins make it a queen among fruits. While pomegranate may be known as the ‘fruit of death’ in Greek mythology, that is not the case at all. It does not contain cholesterol or saturated fats. This super fruit contains a plethora of antioxidants. Eating pomegranates daily or drinking the juice is an excellent way to boost your immunity. They also help fight Type-2 diabetes and keep your blood pressure in check. Moreover, they make your skin glow.
From raisins to jelly and much more, grapes are versatile fruits that are used in a wide range of popular foods. They are densely packed with a whole array of nutrients and antioxidants. Pick any – green, red or purple grapes because all of them are equally delicious and nutritious. They are good for your digestive system since they have a lot of fibre. They also have phytochemicals which help reduce inflation in our body. This can prevent the risks of several chronic inflammatory diseases. Grapes also improve your heart health because of the presence of polyphenols which increase your HDL (good cholesterol) levels.
Sapodillas can give any exotic fruit a run for their money. They are one of the best sources of Vitamin A. This key ingredient is essential for maintaining the health of your eyes. Also known as Sapota, this anti-inflammatory fruit boosts immunity. With plenty of iron, calcium and phosphorus, it is good for the bones as well. Due to the presence of Vitamin C, it prevents various bacterial infections. Moreover, chikoo is extremely good for the moms-to-be since it helps avoid dehydration. Other benefits include easing IBS symptoms due to high fibre content and preventing certain types of cancer such as oral cavity cancer.
If only there was a fruit that could match orange’s vitamin c and banana’s potassium content? Well, you guessed it right. Kiwis take it up a notch since they have more Vitamin C than oranges and more potassium than bananas. This flavourful and unique fruit is also packed with Vitamins E and K. They boost the immune system and facilitate digestion. Even though they taste sweet, they’re low in calories. Kiwis are also a popular ingredient for DIY facemasks. Moreover, when compared to other fruits, kiwi offers the highest number of vitamins and fibres per gram of fruit.
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