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5 Best Summer Season Fruits For You!

By Dixit Arora +2 more

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 prevent summer-related health issues is to gorge on these 5 fruits.

1. Watermelon

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.

2. Guava

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.

In my experience, I have observed that staying hydrated is crucial during the summer months, particularly on hot days when temperatures can soar to 100 degrees or higher. While consuming hydrating fruits is beneficial, it is equally important to prioritize overall hydration through the intake of water and low-sugar or no-sugar added beverages. These choices effectively quench your thirst and help keep your body properly hydrated, enabling it to function optimally in the heat.

Dr. Siddharth Gupta, MD

4. Mango

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, an 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.

Also Read: What is Monk Fruit: Discovering the Health Benefits and Potential Uses

5. Muskmelon

The final fruit on our list is muskmelon. This aromatic fruit is an old summer favourite. It is loaded with Vitamin A which bolsters immunity and reduces inflammation and Vitamin C which 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.

From my experience, I have observed that it’s important to be mindful of our intake of sweet treats like cake, pie, cookies, and candy. While it’s okay to enjoy them occasionally, I recommend limiting yourself to 1 or 2 servings a few times a week. When you do indulge, choose high-quality options and savor the experience to make it special. Additionally, don’t forget to prioritize the consumption of fresh fruits in a variety of flavours and colours, as they provide essential nutrients and contribute to a balanced diet.

Dr. Rajeev Singh, BAMS

Why Are Fruits Important In Summer?

The body is made up of almost 60% water, that’s why we need water every day. In summer, the hotter temperatures cause an automatic sweating reaction which helps to maintain a stable body temp. But this sweating uses up a lot of water. Without sufficient water intake, your body will eventually use up whatever water you have and you can end up dehydrated. While drinking water should be the main source of hydration, summer fruits are a lot more appetising and can contribute to this as well. Fruits and vegetables also come with a host of additional nutrients (particularly vitamins, minerals and plant compounds) that add to your overall nutrition.

Also Read: Can You Freeze Watermelon? Exploring Storage and Preservation Tips

Disclaimer: The above information has been prepared by a qualified medical professional and may not represent the practices followed universally. The suggestions listed in this article constitute relatively common advice given to patients and since every patient is different, you are advised to consult your physician, if in doubt, before acting upon this information. Lupin Limited has only facilitated the distribution of this information to you in the interest of patient education and welfare.


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