The brutal summer heat in India can give you a terrifying case of dehydration or other seasonal illnesses unless you take a few crucial precautions. One of the most nutritious, not to mention mouth-watering ways to beat the heat and to prevent summer-related health issues is to gorge on these 5 fruits.
These fluid-filled fruits are packed with Vitamins A, B6 and C and potassium. These nutrients prevent your eyesight from deteriorating and boost your immunity so your body can easily ward off summer illnesses such as the common cough and cold or allergies.
The potassium in watermelons does not allow water levels in your body to dwindle. It also keeps your muscles flexible and boosts heart health. Most importantly, its high water content prevents dehydration.
Guavas don’t allow your blood sugar levels to spike and drop. If you are diabetic (or even if your sugar levels are fine), you can eat this fruit without worrying about the dangerous consequences of excess sugar.
Summer brings with it a host of digestion problems causing your digestive system to become sluggish. Guavas are high on fibres that are not only very filling (so you don’t end up consuming heavy foods that choke your digestive system) but also keep your digestive tract clean.
The brutal summer sun can cause skin burns and guava can help even out skin tone. This fruit can also ease menstrual cramps.
3. Ripe Papaya
This fruit is chock-a-block with nutrients such as Vitamins A, C, foliates and phytochemicals. It improves gastrointestinal health, fights indigestion, and prevents bloating.
Since it contains beta carotene, it reduces the strain your eyes endure in summers and eases inflammation. The anti-oxidants in it can keep your heart healthy.
For a lot of people, summers are synonymous with mangoes- the king of fruits. Not only are they extremely appetizing, but they also pack in a ton of goodness. They’re a good source of calories so, when you find your energy being zapped by the summer heat, just bite into a few mango slices for a quick boost.
Mangoes contain plenty of fibres, the entire range of vitamins as well as potassium. The yellow colour in mangoes is imparted by a pigment that protects your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun- which is at its full force in the summer season.
The final fruit on our list is muskmelon. This aromatic fruit is an old summer favourite. It is loaded with Vitamin A that bolsters immunity and reduces inflammation, and Vitamin C that helps with cell repair and brings a glow to your skin even when the sun is at its most unforgiving.
The beta-carotene in muskmelon boosts the health of your eyes and anti-oxidants flush out free radicals from your body. This fruit will also keep your heart beating strong and stabilize blood pressure. Most importantly, it aids with digestion and regularises bowel movement.