As winter is fast approaching and soon taking over our life and body, it is our responsibility to be well-prepared for the seasonal change. Maybe you did not realise but the chilly weather affects more than just your wardrobe and electricity bill. It affects your food pattern too! Fruits and vegetables being the main source of vitamins and energy are easy to find and eat during summer but come winter and all we want is hot chocolate and hot-cuppa-everything. In order to make eating fruits easy in winter, we’ve rounded up 9 fruits that are best recommended for winter.
1) Citrus Fruits
Stock up on these vibrant citrus fruits – oranges, lemons, grapefruit, kumquats, limes and clementines. They are loaded with vitamin C. Citrus intake has been linked to lowering risk of ailments like – Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease,diabetes, cholera, gingivitis and cataracts. They are also very helpful in smoothening of skin.
A very rich fruit, it is a great source of skin-saving vitamin A and papain, an enzyme that aids digestion.
An excellent source of fibre, kiwifruit will keep you healthy and feeling energised in winter. They are filled with antioxidants, vitamins and potassium.
Also known as star fruit, Carambola is rich in antioxidants, potassium, and vitamin C; and low in sugar, sodium, and acid.
Rich in fiber and vitamin C, a guava is known to contain about four times the amount of vitamin C as an orange.
Pomegranate is known to be one of the world’s oldest fruits. This ruby-coloured fruit is also very nutritious, packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that can help reduce heart disease risk factors. Pomegranate juice is considered helpful for anemic patients.
Pineapple is a tropical fruit loaded with vitamin C. It provides a healthy dose of fiber and is an excellent source of manganese, a nutrient involved in bone formation.
Grapes are delicious and super healthy. Packed with high amount of anti-oxidants and vitamins A, B1, B2 and potassium, they are good for your skin, heart, and prevent illnesses during winter. They make our immune system stronger!
Another best fruit for winter is the ever humble banana. It is one of the best source of potassium. Rich in vitamin C and fiber, it helps improve your immune system.