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The Amazing Health Benefits of 8 Summer Fruits

Summer is here! And so is a wide variety of delicious fruits. Check out the amazing health benefits of 8 deliciously amazing fruits.

We all know fruits are a healthy alternative, but are you eating the ones that are best for you?

Each fruit contains certain vitamins and minerals, that may aid to a specific issue and improve certain aspects in your health. In order to make things easier for you, we have selected 8 of the best summer fruits and highlighted their incredible benefits. Keep reading and find out what your fridge should be stocked with this summer.

 

  1. Cantaloup

    This type melon fruit is known for its enticing aroma and low caloric content. It’s filled up with vitamins A and C and beta-carotene. One of its best qualities is that it reduces stress. Being rich in potassium, snacking on it normalizes the heart beat and a sends supply of oxygen to the brain, leaving you feeling relaxed and focused. You are already craving a slice, aren’t you?
  2. Cherries

    Who doesn’t enjoy a bowl of cherries? This super fruit can improve your sleep, due to the source of melatonin, reduce pain and joint soreness for those of you who love to workout, and prevent diabetes. It’s known for aiding your memory and a great snack or dessert choice if you’re currently watching your weight. Have a handful of cherries everyday to get the best of what they offer.
  3. Pomegranate

    This colorful, unique flavored fruit is a great ingredient for juices and smoothies. However, it’s not just the refreshing qualities that make this fruit a must have. Pomegranate is a good friend to your heart: it reduces cholesterol, improves blood flow and reduces thickening in the arteries. All this with just 8 ounces consumed a day.
  4. Pineapple

    It may put up a challenge when cutting it but it is worth the effort. This popular tropical fruit is packed with vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium, that can prevent colds and strengthen you bones. Also, it keeps your gums healthy and teeth strong, lowering the risk of them falling out.
  5. Peaches

    Everyone’s favorite juicy fruit is pumped with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It’s good for your eyesight and your skin, you can even apply it directly on dark circles and wrinkles. But it’s best to savour it, right? Also, peaches fight against toxins and extra pounds. Yes, just like its sister, the nectarines, it’s low in calories, and can make for a delicious, non-fattening sweet treat.
  6. Plums

    This purple fruit is a good way to satisfy your hunger, as an in between meal snack, or satisfy your sweet tooth. Some of the results to eating daily dose of plums include a better memory and stronger bones. What’s more you can have them all year long as plums, the dried version. The latter are a good match for granola and yogurt.
  7. Raspberries

    Just another fruit you can enjoy for breakfast, but not limited to. Raspberries are a time bomb of vitamins, fiber and antioxidants, just ready to explode in your organism. They aid weight loss, prevent cancer and eye sight from muscular degeneration. Here’s a tip: you can freeze them and eat whenever you want because they do not lose their properties. How about it?
  8. Watermelon

    It’s a hassle until you get into your house, considering the 8 to 10 pounds it usually weighs, but one you have a taste you can’t get enough. Imagine biting into a cold slice on a hot July day. Watermelons are full of potassium, antioxidants, carotenoids, carbohydrates, Vitamin A, B6, and C, calcium, thiamin, sodium, healthy protein, and fiber. A couple of slices as day can help prevent heart attacks and diseases, different types of cancer, digestive problems, weak eye sight and hair loss. How about dicing one right now?

     

    There’s nothing like a fruit summer salad to refresh your senses and give your body that extra boost of vitamins and minerals to keep it healthy and vibrant. Enjoy!

Good Food as Good Medicine

Turbocharge your body’s natural ability to fight off the common cold, flu and other infections through healthy diet

Wouldn’t it be nice if eating a specific food could mysteriously make a protective shell around you and protect you from all the nasty bugs floating around? (Cherry on the top, if that magical food is Chocolate!!)

It’s not that simple obviously because Hand Washing and Hand Sanitizing remains the best barrier against infections and sleep too is a crucial component of a strong defense. But I being a traditionalist believes that the old saying, “An apple a day can keep the doctor away,” may have truth behind it after all. Over 70% of your immune system is in your gut and what you eat forms the foundation of your health.

Your immune system maintains homeostasis by defending against viruses and bacteria which can cause inflammation in the body, illness, and disease. Nutritional deficiencies can impair immune function, increasing both the risk and severity of the infection.

Eating nourishing foods rich in certain vitamins can help your immune system fight off illness. A healthful, Balanced Diet plays a vital role in staying well. Certain foods may help boost the immune system and help prevent cold and flu. Let’s get some insights!!!

Vitamin C as the Personal Body Guard!!                                                                                                                         

There are studies about the use of vitamin C in the treatment and prevention of the common cold reveals a shorter duration of symptoms and faster recovery. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant. Antioxidants help fight free radicals, a type of unstable molecule known to damage the immune system. It also helps to protect the body from infection and can stimulate the formation of antibodies to fight off disease. The only issue is that our body cannot make Vitamin C, so it must come from the foods we eat. I try making citrus fruit salad fresh vegetable juices scented with anti-inflammatory nutrients at home to boost my immune system. Believe me or not it does wonders. In this era of advancement, we hardly find time for ourselves and spending an hour to cut those perfect cubes of fruits can drive us nuts. So, for the residents of Islamabad, there is a hideout. GreenBae, located on Bhittai road (F-7 Markaz), provides it all for you!! This solution was followed by another problem! Price Barrier – Don’t worry at all because the “Jazz Discount Bazaar App” is giving Flat 20% off at Green Bae.

My Top Immune Boosters

  1. Turmeric Power House!

You’ve probably heard of turmeric as a superfood herb, with its high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. But the active ingredient that helps with these things in turmeric is actually curcumin which is anti-viral. Anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory compound that is excellent to help fend off every day cold and flu as well as more serious conditions like cancer.

  1. Let’s Get Gingerly!

Ginger is another ingredient many turns to after getting sick. Ginger may help decrease inflammation, which can help reduce a sore throat and other inflammatory illnesses. Ginger may also help decrease nausea. It is a great remedy to have when you have flu.

  1. Papaya On The Go!

 This golden fruit is so nutritionally rich that it is known as the medicine tree in Africa and the Caribbean. The enzyme papain is extracted from papaya and is beneficial for those with digestive problems. Papaya is a rich source of beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the body and promotes healthy eyes, skin, and tissues.

  1. Grab Your Kiwi!

Like papayas, kiwis are normally loaded with a huge amount of basic supplements, including folate, potassium, Vitamin K, and Vitamin C. Vitamin C boosts white blood cells to fight infection, while kiwi’s other nutrients keep the rest of your body functioning properly.

  1. Get Some Citrus – Get Some Fun

Citrus such as oranges, mandarins, grapefruit, lemons, and limes are an excellent source of vitamin C which helps maintain the body’s defense against bacterial infections. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant utilized throughout the body. It is involved in tissue growth and repair, adrenal gland function, immune system support, iron absorption and stomach acid activation. Better be in the form of juices! Ihealthy provides you with a range of fresh juices. Along with that comes my budget savior “Jazz Discount Bazaar App” which provides Flat 20% off on all juices.

  1. Blush With Carrot!

Carrots contain vitamin A precursors called carotenoids (Beta carotene) that help promote vision and support a healthy immune system. Carrots are also rich in vitamins B complex for energy metabolic, C, D, E, K, fiber, potassium, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, silica, Sulphur, chromium.

  1. Spice It Up With Garlic!

Garlic is also an immune system warrior, protecting the body from infections and illness. Garlic contains allicin, a potent phytonutrient that is great for cardiac health. It has been shown to help lower blood pressure, inhibit blood clotting and promote healthy cholesterol levels.

  1. Protein Game!

To have a strong immune system your body needs a daily supply of quality protein. Research studies have shown that deficiency of high-quality protein can result in depletion of immune cells, the inability of the body to make antibodies, and other immune-related problems. In a nut shell protein helps repair the body, keeps blood sugar stable and healthy metabolism. Gear up your protein game with Protein Factor located in F/10, Islamabad and can use Jazz Discount Bazar App for amazing deals.

  1. Mushroom Is A Must!

Rich in super immune-enhancing compounds and natural plant-based vitamin D that helps boost immune function and bone health.

  1. Tea Package

Both green and black teas are packed with flavonoids, a type of antioxidant. Where green tea really excels is in its levels of epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, another powerful antioxidant. EGCG has been shown to enhance immune function. The fermentation process black tea goes through destroys a lot of the EGCG. Green tea, on the other hand, is steamed and not fermented, so the EGCG is preserved.

Green tea is also a good source of the amino acid L-theanine. L-theanine may aid in the production of germ-fighting compounds in your T-cells. 

 

Try using these different foods, herbs, and tips to strengthen your immune system and avoid catching that pesky cold or nasty flu. And remember that the key to laying a healthy foundation for your immune system is a healthy diet, lowered stress levels, exercise regularly and lots of sleep.

Stay Healthy Stay Shinning!!                  

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