Although in today’s world, most fruits are readily available to us. But fruits in season are usually fresher, tastier, and more nutritious for the body. When you eat the foods that you’re meant to eat, you get bright, crisp and flavorful nutrient-rich foods.
There’s nothing worse than out of season tomatoes, avocados or even papayas. They lack the flavour and texture that you should be enjoying.
Nature works in mysterious ways and it actually gives us foods designed to support our health at the time that the fruits are grown. So when you’re eating fruits that are in season, you’re giving your body the nutrients that it needs to do its job, while keeping you well.
Fruits in season are also much better for you because the fruit has spent more time in the sun which gives the fruit higher levels of antioxidants. And they’re cheaper too!
So what fruits are currently in season?
- Watermelons: They’re so much more than just water. These fruits are high in vitamin A for eye health and immunity, and vitamin C also for immunity. Watermelon also has B6, and potassium for preventing muscle cramps. Watermelons are also a great skin protector, as it’s pumping with lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin from sun damage.
- Mangoes: Are so damn delicious and sweet, not only that the entire fruit itself has had some incredible benefits to treating people for centuries. Mangoes are loaded with fibre, which is essential for digestion. They are an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C and a great source of potassium. Mangoes also protect your eyes.
- Papaya: Papaya is rich in valuable nutrients. Its powerful antioxidants like lycopene may reduce your risk of many diseases, especially ones that come with age, like heart disease and cancer. Papaya is also an incredible digestive aid, as it produces an enzyme called ‘papain’, that can help breakdown food.
- Figs: These little guys are super high in natural sugars, minerals and soluble fibre. They’re known to be natures laxative. They are prebiotic that is rich in minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium, and iron. They’re a good source of calcium for strong bones.
- Blueberries: Did you know that blueberries can postpone cognitive decline? They’re also full of incredible antioxidants that fight off cancer. Blueberries can reduce heart disease, lower your blood pressure and promote gut health. They’re full of vitamin A, C, B6 folate, potassium, fibre and so much more.
- Mulberries: Mulberries can help against serious conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. They’re a great source of iron, vitamin C and several compounds and can lower cholesterol.
- Lychee: These little guys contain a good amount of antioxidant vitamin C, B-complex and phytonutrient flavonoids. Lychee is a great source of nutrient that is required to help the production of blood. It contains a good amount of fibre to help keep you regular. Lychees can also help prevent early ageing, and fight off radicals and oxidative stress due to vitamin C.
These fruits are just a few of many delicious options for summer. What a great way to quench your thirst with some of ‘natures’ most delicious flavors.