Well, the hottest of the four temperate seasons, Summer has begun. Because of the high temperature, there may be the risk of dehydration that adversely affects the body metabolism so far. Here are the eight best fruits that keep you healthy during the summer.
Also known as Citrullus lanatus, it is a plant species in the family Cucurbitaceae. Watermelon contains up of more than 90 percent water and is rich in vitamin A and C, and antioxidants.
The taste of watermelon is sweet and crisp and is cold and refreshing. It helps in reducing cancer risk by lowering insulin-like growth factor (IGF), a protein involved in cell division. A recent study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry discovered that the amino acid L-citrulline, found in watermelon can dampen muscle soreness in athletes.
It is a juicy stone fruit from numerous species of tropical trees that belongs to the flowering plant genus Mangifera.
Mangoes are generally sweet in taste, however, the taste and texture of the flesh varies across cultivars. It has an abundant of Vitamin A & C and also contains phosphorus, pantothenic acid, calcium, selenium and iron .The benefit of mangos involve supporting immune system, helps your body absorb iron and promotes growth and repair.
It is a tropical plant with an edible fruit, also called pineapples, and belongs to the family Bromeliaceae. The scientific name of pineapple is Ananas comosus.
Despite their sweet taste, they are low in calories and rich in vitamins, enzymes, and antioxidants. It helps to boost the immune system, build strong bones and aid in digestion. Besides, they are an important source of dietary fiber and bromelain (an enzyme).
It is the only member of the genus Litchi in the soapberry family, Sapindaceae. Litchy has rough skin outside and contains juicy flesh inside.
It is rich in antioxidant Vitamin C, Vitamin B-complex, and phytonutrient flavonoids. The benefits of Litchi include maintaining high blood pressure and reducing the risk of stroke and heart attack. Besides, Litchy contains minerals like manganese, magnesium, iron, copper, and folate that maintains blood pressure.
It is a berry fruit of the deciduous woody vines of the flowering plant genus Vitis. The different types of grapes include green, red, black, yellow and pink.
They are abundant in vitamin C, an essential antioxidant necessary for connective tissue health. One of the antioxidants in the grape is resveratrol, which protects against heart disease, lowers blood sugar and protects against the development of cancer. Moreover, grape leaf extracts block the growth and spread of human colon cancer cells, according to the test-tube studies.
Collectively known as the strawberries, it is a hybrid species of the genus Fragaria. Strawberries are known for characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness. It is an excellent source of vitamin C, manganese, and provides several other vitamins and dietary minerals in lesser amounts.
Strawberry is an antioxidant-rich food that protects the cells from harmful molecules produced from pollution, sunlight, smoke and even prolonged exercise. According to the research, eating strawberries with a carbohydrate-rich meal may help to reduce spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels.
Known as papaw or pawpaw, it is one of the 22 accepted species in the genus Carica of the family Caricaceae. It is a soft, fleshy fruit that can be used in a wide variety of culinary ways.
Papaya is rich in fibre, Vitamin C and antioxidants that prevent cholesterol build up in your arteries. Similarly, it helps in weight loss, boosts immunity and prevents from the signs of ageing. The risk of developing asthma is lower in people who consumes the nutrients basically papaya.
Scientifically known as Psidium guajava, it is a common tropical fruit cultivated in many tropical and subtropical regions. It is a sweet and delicious fruit of either round or pear in shape.
Guava is rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. The benefit of guava includes improving blood sugar control, boosting heart health and reduces painful symptoms of menstruation, such as stomach cramps. Besides, the leaf extract helps to prevent and even stop the growth of cancer cells.