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Importance Of Eating Winter Fruits

By: Debdatta Mazumder

Winter means celebration, parties, Christmas, cakes, picnic, circus and lots more fun. But, this is also a season of diseases. This is the time for viral fever, cough and cold, joint pains and other such ailments.

You can't afford to waste the lovely wintry days lying on bed. Therefore, it is very important to stay active and energetic during the winter season. And that is possible if your immunity system is charged up.

Also Read: Eat These Foods In Winter For Weight Loss And Warmth

How to have a strong immunity to fight all diseases and stay well in winter? Winter fruits can be your answer. Winter brings you the fruit basket with lots of mouth watering and juicy fruits.

If colours are vibrant on your apparel during the winter months, the markets also look colourful and splendid with a vast varieties of fruits. If you go on making a list of winter fruits and how they benefit us, your list can never seem to end.

Orange is one such fruit that is available in plenty and it sure adds to the immunity power of the body.

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Not only oranges, even pomegranates, apples, persimmons, and lots of other fruits are there to keep you healthy and fit during the winter months.

The health benefits of winter fruits are numerous. So, here is the list of winter fruits and how they benefit us. Have a look.


1. Benefits Of Oranges:

While making the list of winter fruits and how they benefit us, think of oranges. You can have regular oranges that are round in shape or the Mandarin oranges that are oval, in which both are equally beneficial. The vitamin and anthocyanins are responsible to keep your heart and skin in a good healthy condition.


2. Benefits Of Grapes:

Eat it raw or use it in the salads, having grapes regularly in winter means strong immunity. Grapes are a high source of antioxidants and they are rich in vitamins like A, B2, B1 and minerals like potassium. To treat your skin problems and keep your heart well, have grapes regularly.


3. Benefits Of Pomegranates:

Are you looking for health benefits of winter fruits? These little red angels can really make your winter exotic. Eat raw or use it in any delicious preparation, pomegranate is there to stay and enjoy a chilly winter afternoon. Being a rich source of antioxidants, phytochemicals, iron and vitamin C, this fruit keeps you well during winter.


4. Benefits Of Banana:

Now, while discussing health benefits of winter fruits, it is impossible to ignore banana. This fruit is the powerhouse of energy to keep you moving during winter. People suffering from high BP must have one banana each day, as the potassium in it controls your blood pressure.


5. Benefits Of Apples:

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away". No doubt, apples boost up your immunity level during winter and enable you to fight diseases. Having an apple keeps you full for long and can help curb hunger. Thus, losing weight is possible even in winter.


6. Benefits Of Cranberries:

These little red berries are really cute. And they are healthy as well. There are so many delicious options in winter that it becomes difficult to control yourself. As a result, your cholesterol level may go upwards. Having cranberries can control your LDL cholesterol and increase the level of HDL cholesterol.


7. Benefits Of Dates:

Are you underweight? Have dates and it will evidently increase your weight. Again, this fruit is full of fibre that is required for a proper bowel movement. This fruit also helps in digestion which otherwise becomes a problem during the winter season.

Read more about: fruits, winter, eating
Story first published: Sunday, July 24, 2016, 11:00 [IST]
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