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Monsoon Has Arrived: 12 Healthy Fruits To Get Indulged In

And the good news of the season is 'monsoon has arrived'. Eating the right kind of food is the demand of every season. Monsoon fruits have plenty of health benefits as they help to keep away all the monsoon diseases such as flu, cold, cough, infections, allergies and many more.

Fruits available during the monsoon season also helps boost our immunity. Another reason is, who doesn't want to get indulged in the richness and sweetness of these juicy fruits. Take a look at these amazing and healthy fruits to eat in the monsoon and before the season is over, make sure you get a taste of all these fruits.

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1. Lychee

This fruit has appreciated nutritional properties. It is rich in fibres, carbohydrates, vitamins (B1, B2, C, E, K and B6) and minerals (potassium, magnesium, zinc, calcium and polyphenols). These compounds in the tropical fruit make it one of the most demanded fruits during monsoon. [1]

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2. Mango

This seasonal fruit is packed with bioactive compounds and phytochemical compositions. Eating mangoes reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases, especially seasonal diseases. They reduce the risk of modern diseases like obesity, which is linked to several other diseases like diabetes, heart diseases and also benefit the brain, skin and gastrointestinal health. [2]

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3. Jamun (Indian Blackberry)

Jamun or Indian blackberry is enriched with phenolic compounds, tannins, antioxidants, anthocyanins and flavonoids. The fruit is associated with decreased risk of blood pressure, diabetes, ringworm and diarrhoea. [3]

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4. Pear

This fibre-rich fruit is very effective in reducing weight, inflammatory bowel diseases, diabetes type 2, asthma severity, lung cancers, ageing, depression, skin problems and many more. Consuming pears also increases the mineral density of the bones and reduces the risk of osteoporosis. [4]

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5. Quince (Shree Phal)

Quince or Shree phal is a pear-like fruit with bright yellow or golden appearance. It tastes similar to guava and can be eaten raw, considering it's too astringent to be eaten raw and preferred to be added in vegetables or yoghurt. It has antioxidants and anti-ulcerative properties. It is great for blood conditions and gastrointestinal health. [5]

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6. Cherry

This tiny and sweet fruit is rich in vitamin C, melatonin, potassium, antioxidants and anthocyanins. It usually ripens in the first week of July, the reason why it is among the best fruits to eat in rainy season. Cherries help prevent diseases like diabetes, inflammatory diseases, cancer, Alzheimer's and health diseases. [6]

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7. Plum

Plum has several health-promoting properties. It shows promising results in treating and preventing inflammatory diseases, oxidative stress and memory problems. Several studies also found that plums have antiallergic properties that help in warding off the seasonal allergies. [7]

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8. Peach

Some of the amazing properties of fresh peach include antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-glycation. The pulp and peel of fresh peach also protect against cytotoxicity (development of cancer cells) and neurodegenerative diseases (like Alzheimer's). [8] This is why peach is one of the best immunity boosting fruits to eat in monsoon.

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9. Pomegranate

The varieties of phytochemicals in pomegranate help prevent metabolic diseases (obesity, diabetes), cancer and inflammatory diseases (like flu, allergies, lung diseases). Though the fruit is available throughout the season, the best quality is available during the monsoon season. [9]

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10. Jackfruit

Jackfruit is considered to be the largest consumable fruit in the world. Nutrients such as proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates, phytochemicals and minerals in this tropical climacteric fruit make it one of the most demanded monsoon fruits. Jackfruit has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and wound healing properties. [10]

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11. Pineapple

Though pineapple is available around the year, its peak season is from March to July. Bromelain in pineapple is a well-known antibiotic and anti-inflammatory compound. It reduces the risk of multiple seasonal diseases and also boosts the immune system. [11]

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12. Guava

Guava is a widely grown and loved fruit of the monsoon and is known for its numerous medicinal and health benefits such as managing diabetes, reducing cholesterol levels, preventing monsoon diseases and many more. Guava contains a high amount of vitamin C, along with several carotenoids such as beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, beta-cryptoxanthin, crypto flavin, rubixanthin and neochrome.

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