NUTRITION

8 Top Winter Season Fruits You Should Definitely Include In Your Diet

Winter fruits contain antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals

Include oranges and pomegranates in your winter fruits list

Eat kiwi fruit and improve your skin’s texture during winter

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Bajaj Finserv Health
November 23rd, 2021
5 mins read

With each new season comes an array of seasonal fruits. Consuming them gives your body the right nutrients required for the particular climate. Though the winter season can make you feel dull and gloomy, the sight of colorful winter season fruits will definitely energize your spirit!

During winter, your immunity may decrease, and you may become prone to dry skin, colds and other viral infections. Adding fruits that grow in winter to your diet can improve your overall health and boost your body’s resistance to diseases. Usually, winter fruits are available to you from November to March, so you can stock them at home with ease. Here are a few winter season fruits that you shouldn’t miss including in your grocery list.

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Boost immunity this winter with an apple a day!

‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is something we have all heard. This is actually true as apples are packed with many essential minerals and vitamins. They also contain a good amount of fiber. The pectin present in apples helps in improving your gut health. Being rich in antioxidants, apples minimize the risk of diabetes and heart ailments [1]. Vitamin C, which is present in apples, boosts your immunity too. No wonder, apples are called superfoods as they help maintain your RBC count and ward off infections.

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Promote skin health by eating kiwis

The kiwi fruit is a healthy and flavorful fruit that can help you survive the cold weather. Few nutrients present in kiwi include:

· Potassium

· Vitamin E

· Vitamin C

· Vitamin K

· Iron

· Fiber

· Copper

· Zinc

· Magnesium

· Calcium

Available abundantly during the winter season, kiwis not only promote good skin health but also prevent early ageing of your skin.

Control your blood sugar with strawberries

These berries taste both sweet and sour and you may already love their bright red color! Did you know that strawberries contain many vital nutrients? Here are a few:

· Potassium

· Folate

· Vitamin C

· Manganese

Being rich in antioxidants, strawberries reduce the risk of diabetes and regulate your blood sugar levels. No wonder then that diabetics are allowed to have strawberries! Strawberries are also low-calorie foods. If you are on a weight loss journey, add them to your diet as they have high water content.

Prevent anemia by including oranges in your diet

In the list of vitamin C fruits and vegetables, oranges are something you should never miss out on! They are available throughout the year and contain vital nutrients such as folate, thiamine, potassium, and fiber. It is folate that increases red blood cells in your body and prevents anemia. Eating oranges can also help you reduce the risk of kidney problems and cancer.

Add pomegranates to your winter fruits list

If you are on a high blood pressure diet, one of the most important winter fruits you should eat are pomegranates. They help in reducing your blood pressure and preventing certain cancers. The presence of antioxidants is what makes this fruit a must-have during the winter season.

Destroy free radicals in your body with fresh guavas

These fruits are generally sweet but have a slight tinge of sourness in them. Some of the essential nutrients present in guavas include:

· Folate

· Potassium

· Vitamin A

· Fiber

· Copper

When you consume guavas during the winters, you can help prevent inflammation and cell damage in your body. Guavas also contain pectin, which facilitates healthy digestion and reduces the risk of colon cancer.

Eat custard apples for smooth bowel movements

Most people love custard apples for their creamy goodness. Others don’t enjoy eating them because of the presence of seeds, but given their benefits, everyone should give them a try!

Not only will your bowel movements improve, but custard apples also help you increase your weight [2]. In fact, these are the best snack options for kids.

Increase your body heat during winters by having papaya

Amongst various winter fruits, papaya tops the list. Eating papayas increases your body heat and helps you fight cold weather. Another interesting fact is that papayas enhance your skin texture while helping you tackle menstrual cramps [3].

Remember, it is always better to consume whole fruits rather than having juices. Whether you are following an asthma diet or a vegan diet plan, eating fresh fruits promotes good health. After all, a well-balanced and healthy heart diet keeps all diseases at bay! In case you are feeling unwell due to the cold climate, feel free to connect to top specialists on Bajaj Finserv Health. Go for an in-person or online consultation and get all your health-related concerns resolved.

Please note that this article is solely meant for informational purposes and Bajaj Finserv Health Limited (“BFHL”) does not shoulder any responsibility of the views/advice/information expressed/given by the writer/reviewer/originator. This article should not be considered as a substitute for any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with your trusted physician/qualified healthcare professional to evaluate your medical condition. The above article has been reviewed by a qualified doctor and BFHL is not responsible for any damages for any information or services provided by any third party.

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