Monsoons are settling in India and also bringing with it multiple infections, allergies, rashes, and diseases like cholera and malaria, etc. The body needs to prepare itself internally and build up a very strong immune system to fight these health problems. Opting for local and seasonal fruits not only reduces your carbon footprint but also ensures you get the nutrients you require to adapt to the change in weather and temperature.
- Cherries For Chronic Illnesses: These blood-red drupes are low in calories and full of antioxidants, which help in fighting off diseases. They help in lowering bad cholesterol and have anti-carcinogenic properties. Cherries are an excellent source of anthocyanins that have anti-inflammatory properties and help protect against chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.
- Plums For Nutritional Replenishment: Plums are helpful in the assimilation of iron and help in preventing anemia. They are an excellent source of a few dietary fibers, copper, potassium, Vitamin C, and K.
- Peaches For Dietary Fibers and Antioxidants: Peaches have a fuzzy outer peel that gives it an interesting texture. The fiber strands of peaches aid in smooth digestion and lowers the risk of gut diseases. They also contain antioxidants that can help protect your body from aging and disease.
- Pears For Healthy Snacking: Pears are usually available in India from the end of summer going into the monsoon. One pear contains around 12% of your daily Vitamin C value. Being high in fiber and low in calories, pear makes an excellent snack for those on a diet.
- Litchis For Polyphenols: These little juicy wonders contain, in high amounts, Vitamin C (helps during a common cold caught during monsoon), copper and phosphorus. They also are high in polyphenol oligonol that has antioxidant and anti-viral properties.
- Jamun For Hemoglobin And Gut Problems: Jamun has an astringent property and is loaded with Vitamin C and iron, which helps in improving hemoglobin count. It is an exceptionally good fruit for those who suffer from diabetes. Jamuns are also known for optimizing digestion, thus preventing gut problems that visit us during monsoons.