Temperatures are rising, so start preparing your fruit ninja kit to overcome summer heat! Sweating too much in the summer makes you lose a lot of water and minerals; the best way to get good hydration and minerals is to eat some nutritious summer fruits. In case you leave in a really humid area, sweat wouldn’t evaporate off your skin and cool you down, but you can find refuge from the heat with fruits.
Drinking sufficient water is essential for hydration, but you can add to your hydration with fruits and juices. Although it might be more tempting to drink cold juices than eating fresh fruits, the latter is a healthier option because it contains less sugar. Here are 10 of the best summer fruits to savor all summer long:
Bananas are the only fruits that have high potassium content, guavas are more packed with the awesome mineral. Guavas are also loaded with antioxidants that have anticancer properties that can defend the body against prostate cancer. This fruit is also rich with vitamin C which gives a boost to your immune system.
Mangos can be enjoyed in a plethora of ways. Besides being eaten fresh, it can be made into juice, ice cream, added to salads and even pickled. The health benefits of mango come from the fact that it is filled with vitamins A and C and contains beta-carotene which prevents cancer.
Oranges are available all year long from winter to summer. This citrus fruit is popular for its richness in vitamin C but it also contains a great amount of potassium. Both potassium and vitamin C are good for muscles as they will make you avoid suffering from muscle cramps while working out. As 80% of oranges are water, they are perfect to quenching your thirst.
Kiwis, to those who don’t know much about them, are full of surprises! For instance, they contain more vitamin C than oranges do. These green or yellow fruits are huge berries filled with nutrients like potassium, fiber and vitamins C and E.
Summer activities usually include being exposed to the sun for prolonged periods of time that might harm your skin. Fortunately, you can use the help of berries to improve blood flow to your skin and make it less sensitive to light. This improves the structure, texture and appearance of the skin. Berries are also rich antioxidant flavonoids.
Nothing says summer fruit as tropical fruits like pineapples. These fruits are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and enzymes such as bromelain which are anti-inflammatory.
Unless you are allergic to their coats, those velvety, delicious fruits will provide you with lots of benefits. They are obviously hydrating and they also contain good amounts of vitamins A and C. You won’t worry about weight gain when eating them because peaches have a low calorie count.
Papayas have a high nutritional value as they contain vitamins C and E and beta-carotene. Hence, this fruit will improve your immunity against colds and reduce inflammation inside your body. Papaya can also be used for natural exfoliation of skin.
2. Passion Fruit
As their names suggest, watermelons are from the best fruits to provide you with hydrating amounts of water. In addition to its hydrating power, watermelons provide your skin with lycopene which protects it from sun damage. Vitamins A and C are also available in melons.