6 Fruits That Help You Stay Healthy During Monsoon

July 17, 2015 Healthy Monsoon Fruits @TheRoyaleIndia 826 0 0

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We all love a cup of hot tea or coffee during a rainy day as the chill in the air and the raindrops give us company. With the new changes in lifestyle, we no longer grab the bhajiya on a rainy afternoon… okay.. may be a couple .. but not more than that. We pride ourselves in snacking healthy, and proud we should be for it.

Studies and hands-on experiences have proved beyond doubt that fruits and veggies make up a healthy snack, irrespective of the season. Monsoon fruits are no different either.

Categorically, all monsoon fruits are high in fiber, packed with antioxidants (to delay ageing), and flavonoids (to flush the toxins) nudging us towards a healthier way of living.

1. Cherries

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In addition to above, these are excellent source of potassium, and lower the blood pressure by lowering the sodium levels in our body. Tart Cherries contain melatonin that relaxes the brain and help sleep better & often considered effective cure for insomnia

2. Plums

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In addition to the general characteristics of being a monsoon fruit, these are high in Vitamin C and help build immunity against cold & flu, typical monsoon discomforts.

3. Pomegranate

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These are super foods, high in antioxidants, potassium, vitamin C and dietary fibre. Regular intake reduces the risk of heart disease, and it is also advised as immediate measure for loose-motion (dysentery) in adults. For infants and toddlers, a couple of spoons of fresh pomegranate juice is enough to bring the constitution back in control. It stimulates the immune system and reduces cholesterol as well.

4. Litchis

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This low calorie and high in fibre fruit is a good source of thiamine, Niacin and folates which help to burn carbohydrates, protein and fats. The potassium and copper helps to prevent heart diseases and keeps the cholesterol in check. These fruits equip our skin to tackle the persistent wetness during monsoon.

5. Peach

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Packed with Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene, peach helps in maintaining a glowing skin. This low calorie food helps combating weight loss without starving, and as a rich source of vitamin C gives a booster dose to the immunity system.

6. Jamun or the Indian Blackberry

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These little berries are packed with anthocyanins and anthocyanidins that give them the anti-inflammatory properties that prevent oxidation of cholesterol which helps to build the body defence against any heart diseases. Highly recommended for diabetic patients.

As it is packed with calcium it is recommended for patients suffering from low bone density. Due to its polyphenolic compounds, Jamun is an effective fruit against anaemia, cancer, asthma, arthritis and other heart diseases.

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