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These 4 Fruits Should be a Part of Your Summer Diet

Dt. Pooja Bohora

Seasonal fruits come with a truckload of health benefits to keep us all well during the summers.

Scorching heat, sweat, and dehydration—they are all notable indicators of the summer season. Paying heed to your health is imperative during this time, else the rising temperatures can cause some serious damage. Our diet forms an integral part of our health and during summers, we must pay some extra attention to what we eat and drink.

The intake of fruits and veggies is essential to beat the heat. But we often ignore the fact that like vegetables, some fruits also need to be a part of our daily diet. This is primarily because these seasonal fruits come with a truckload of health benefits to keep us all well during the summers.

Here’s a list of top four summer fruits that you should definitely make a part of your daily diet:

  1. Ice Apple (Tadgola)

With a sweet taste and slightly bitter aftertaste, ice apples are very popular in India. Some people find the taste of ice apples to be similar to that of sweet tender coconut.

The benefits:

  • Being a water fruit, ice apples have natural cooling properties that help regulate your body temperature. Loaded with adequate amounts of sodium and potassium, they help in maintaining the fluid and electrolyte balance in the body and prevent dehydration.
  • They improve your bowel movements and also relieve constipation and other minor stomach ailments. In fact, during pregnancy, they can be a great help in relieving acidity and nausea.
  • In case you have prickly heat or skin rashes during the summers, applying the flesh of ice apples can do wonders by relieving the itchiness and soothing your skin.
  1. Mulberries

These sweet, tiny berries are available from the onset of summers. Being a seasonal fruit of its kind, mulberries are popular for their unique flavor and stark purple or black color.

The benefits:

  • Mulberries are packed with vitamin C, an essential component that builds your body’s immunity against infections and diseases. According to studies, a single serving of mulberries fulfills your body’s requirement for vitamin C for the whole day!
  • The rich iron content in mulberries helps improve your blood circulation by effectively boosting the production of red blood cells in the body.
  • Since mulberries are rich in antioxidants, which in turn are known for their anti-aging properties, they promote healthy skin, reducing the ill-effects of the sun on your skin during the summers.
  1. Mango

Known as the ‘King of Fruits,’ mangoes are almost everyone’s favorite delight during the summers. With their immunity strengthening properties, mangoes provide you the best taste and health.

The benefits:

  • Mangoes are loaded with vitamins A, C, and D, alongside calcium and potassium. They not only boost your immunity but also keep you cool and hydrated.
  • Raw mango juice prevents you from heat stroke by maintaining the sodium level in your body.
  • Being high on fiber, mangoes aid good digestion and also prevent a list of stomach ailments.
  1. Bael Fruit

Also known as Bel, this indigenous fruit is known for its bulky size and a plethora of medicinal properties.

The benefits:

  • Loaded with vitamin C, protein, and beta-carotene, bel helps regulate your blood glucose levels and is also a natural cure for gastric ulcers.
  • Bel juice is a great cure for acidity, constipation, and its anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce any swellings in the body.
  • Its cooling properties keep you hydrated in the summers and also heal mouth ulcers.

When you think of a healthy regimen for the summers, don’t forget to include these fruits in the list.

To know more on how to eat mangoes even if you’re diabetic, consult our qualified clinical dietitians today on the mfine app.

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