Summer is here!
That ominous statement is enough to make us worry about the hot and humid days which are testing our patience every now and then. If you are a student or a professional, then you must be dreading the afternoon journeys. We empathizes with you my dear friend!
It is very important to keep ourselves healthy and hydrated throughout summer. Drinking plenty, and by plenty I mean PLENTY, of water and non-greasy nutritious food is essential when it comes to this deadly weather.
One reason why everyone loves summer despite the overpowering heat is the availability of a variety of delicious seasonal fruits. Incorporating these juicy babies into your diet is one of the best things you can do for your body in this weather of heat and humidity. These seasonal fruits have a lot of benefits. Some of these fruits have a high water content, while some will keep your stomach filled so you do not end up having junk food every day.
If you want to develop healthy eating habits during summer, then you cannot possibly do without the following fruits.
The king of fruits, mangoes are what most of us look forward to when we think of summers. Sweet and flavorsome, the market is flooded with the different kinds of mangoes during summer. Get your daily dose of vitamins A and C, along with beta-carotene which will help you develop better immunity. There are so many ways to have a mango- prepare a smoothie, chop it up into a fruit salad or have it whole! Add it to anything and it becomes amazing, you can just never go wrong with mangoes. Are you a mango baby?
Want to remain cool and hydrated throughout the day? Keep having watermelons in that case. In fact, you will be doing yourself a huge favor by eating this juicy fruit because watermelons can help improve your cardiovascular health. Most of us prefer having it in the form of a juice, but there are also some who love to bite into the succulent fruit. Either way, store it in your fridge to keep it chilled, enjoy with friends and family over talks!
3. Star Fruit
Not the most common of fruit, carambolas or star fruits will keep you the burst of flavor that you crave. With a very low-calorie content and lots of vitamin C, it makes for a great snack. It can also provide your body with polyphenols that resist cardiovascular inflammation. The tangy sweet-sour flavor will take you back to your childhood.
Kiwi is an extremely popular choice among fruit lovers for the oppressive summer season. Packed with vitamin C, kiwi tastes pretty awesome as well. This lovely looking and lovely tasting fruit is packed with fiber, potassium, and vitamin E which will help your body in more ways than one. If you are a juice person than, kiwi juice is super refreshing and definitely worth trying out.
Have you ever stopped to think why you feast on coconuts when you visit a tropical region? Or, why coconut is so popular among health enthusiasts?
Coconut water is the coolant you need when the Sun is burning you alive. Since it is a fantastic hydration, you will love having it during and after light workouts. You can choose to have the entire fruit, or simply buy fresh coconut water from your supermarket and use it in your early morning smoothie.
Summer is not complete without these jelly-like fruits that taste heavenly. It is very easy to go through bunches of lychees without stopping. They contain vitamins, proteins, citric acid, iron and phosphorus which will help you keep your body healthy during dry summers. Whether you have it in the form of a juice or as a whole, lychees are an absolute must.
When it comes to guavas, all of have distinct preferences. Some of us like the unripe, tough guavas with a pinch of rock salt, while some like them ripe and sweet. The vitamin C lets the body develop better immunity, preventing the onset of common summer diseases.
What is your favorite summer fruit? Did we miss any?