From plum to jamun, count on these fruits this monsoon



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Peaches have fluoride which aids in better dental health. You can either eat it raw or mix it with salad or have the pulp.

According to Sobti, litchi is full of antioxidants which help asthmatic people breathe better and also help the body to lose weight faster. “Litchi helps the body to resist diseases and build up the immune system… Vitamin C in litchi helps during a common cold caught during monsoon,” said Sobti.

Plums are tiny fruits with great value. The reddish-blue pigment (anthocyanin) present in these fruits also protects against cancer, Sobti said. “During the monsoon, your body is more vulnerable to infection and water-borne diseases which can take a toll on your health. Hence, it is essential to stay fit,” mentioned Sobti.

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Cherries are a rich source of antioxidants and they prevent or repair the damage that is done to your body’s cells by free radicals. “They are also known to be potent anti-cancer agents. Apart from this, they relieve arthritis pain which is on the rise during the rainy season, Sobti shared.

Jamuns have low-calorie content and are loaded with nutrients – iron, folate, potassium, and vitamins. This fruit should be consumed in the monsoon season. It also helps in treating diseases and gastric problems which usually occur in the rainy season.

Dr Santosh Pandey, naturopath and acupuncturist, Rejua Energy Center, Mumbai said that in monsoon, it is important to consume fruits that are rich in vitamins and minerals to help strengthen your immune system and keep you healthy.

Here’s a list of some other fruits that Dr Pandey shared

Apples: Apples are packed with antioxidants and fibre, which help in boosting your immune system and aid digestion.

Pears: Pears are a good source of vitamin C and fibre. They also help in reducing inflammation and maintaining a healthy digestive system.

Pomegranates: Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants and contain high levels of vitamin C, which helps in boosting immunity. They are also known to improve digestion.

Papayas: Papayas are rich in vitamins A, C, and E, as well as dietary fibre. They help in improving digestion and are good for the skin.

Bananas: Bananas are easily available and rich in potassium, which helps in maintaining electrolyte balance in the body. They are also a good source of vitamin C and fibre.

Oranges: Oranges are high in vitamin C and antioxidants, which are essential for a healthy immune system. They also help in improving digestion.

Grapes: Grapes are a good source of vitamins C and K, as well as antioxidants. They aid in digestion and help in detoxifying the body.

Further, Dr Pandey advised that one must wash all fruits thoroughly before consuming them, especially during the monsoon season, to prevent any contamination.

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