Bhubaneswar: With the onset of the season of warm and cosy blankets, cravings for more and more warm cups of coffee, tea and hot chocolate, etc have soared. As the ongoing pandemic has twinned with the winter this year, adding a lot of fruits, especially the citrus ones, to your daily diet, is imperative now more than ever.
Winters usually render people’s immune system fairly dull thus, exposing them to certain flus and infections. That was not much of a big deal until the Covid-19 pandemic struck. But this winter, taking even the slightest chance with one’s immunity is not an option.
Therefore, along with experts’ advise, one should pay more attention to what they eat on a daily basis for a strong immunity. To add a bit of fun to that routine, here are 10 fruits that you must regularly have this winter:
These flavonoid and vitamin rich fruits flush out body toxins, fight scurvy, prevent dehydration, help reduce body weight. They are advisable for consumption during pregnancy and also treat jaundice.
Grapes are available all throughout the year. However, it provides maximum benefits when consumed during winters. These anti-oxidant rich fruits are great for skin and eye health and also for knees. So, these must be a part of the diet plan of elderly people, especially during winter.
Winters usually cut the necessary Vitamin D supply from people’s bodies making them dull and fatigued. Thus, oranges play saviour fruits, recharging the body with all the vitamins and antioxidants it needs during this chilling season. It also helps one lose weight, rejuvenates skin and helps cut calories on regular consumption. For best results, consume the orange with its pulps and don’t discard them after straining the juice out of them.
Another fruit that is available throughout the year but serves best when consumed during winter. Guavas have anti-septic properties. They also regulate thyroid glands, ease against constipation and boost fertility in humans.
Pomegranates are elixirs for people suffering from hypertension and digestive issues. They keep the blood pressure in check and the fibre content boosts digestion in the consumers. They are also answer to the prayers for joint- inflammations.
Consuming an apple a day improves the regulations of the nervous system. It also checks diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease in a person. That apart, it also works wonders for healthy skin.
A store-house of potassium, bananas work wonders in reducing stress levels and anxiety. They also help build cells in the body, cure ulcers, improve digestion, condition skin and create hemoglobin in the body of the consumer.
Pineapples are known to reduce cancer risks in people, period cramps in women, boosts immunity and digestion, checks cough, sinusitis and arthritis pain.
Amla or Indian Gooseberry:
This bitter-sour tasting fruit is loaded with manganese which works wonders during winters for bone formation, reproduction, smooth metabolism and several immune responses.
According to health experts, one medium-sized papaya possesses twice the immunity a person needs to fight inflammations and other digestive issues on daily basis. As the fruit is considered to possess medicinal value as it contains potassium, magnesium and folate apart from the immunity-building Vitamin-C.