Is the scorching heat taking a toll on your health? Indian summers can reach to an extreme degree where all you feel is dehydrated, despite the amount of ice water and air conditioning you pamper yourself with. Here are 5 fruits easily available in the market to refresh you this summer:
Clinging on to watermelon is the best way to say hello to summer. The juicy fruit has more than 90% water which is essential for proper hydration and it’s fat-free!
The nutritional value of watermelon is very high. It is a source of Vitamin C and A, and also secrets the antioxidant lycopene which prevents different types of cancer. Amino L-Citrulline is found in abundance in watermelon which can cure muscle soreness in athletes.
Another fruit that contains 90% water is muskmelon or scientifically known as cantaloupe. Rich in vitamin C, muskmelon is the perfect hydrating solution to ditch the heat.
Muskmelon also generates beta-carotene which is good for diseases like cancer and cardiovascular problems.
Eat it in whichever form, raw or cooked, papaya has a world of nutritional benefits. Low on calories, papaya has papain, a unique natural enzyme, which helps in weight loss and its tastes yum!
The refreshing fruit is high in vitamin A and C, folate and potassium, and fights against cancer. It also contains enzymes like arginine and carpain which are good for male fertility and heart.
The best thing about summers is we get to squeeze out the pulpy mangoes onto our taste buds. Have it raw or in milkshake or with ice cream, mangoes are here to energize you!
With ample nutrients like vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, mangoes shield you from diseases like cancer and tubercolosis. It is also good for sex. Yes, you heard me right! The vitamin E present in mangoes regulates sexual hormones, making you a player on the bed.
The romantic fruit does wonders during summer. Popularly eaten in smoothies or with cream, strawberries are filling yet have very few calories and they enhance the body’s metabolism rate.
As rich sources of vitamin C, folate, potassium and manganese, strawberries reduce the risk of cancer, high blood pressure and heart problem.
With so much in store from these colorful, rejuvenating and to-die-for fruits, why stay home and weep over the heat!