Top 5 winter fruits to boost your health
Updated: Oct 19, 2021
Winter is approaching and it brings with it dry skin, common cold and viral infections. In today’s demanding lifestyle with increased work pressure, increasing pollution, stress and people caught between multiple responsibilities it is necessary to safeguard ourselves from ailments. They say prevention is better than cure – and including fresh fruits in our diets is one of the ways to live a healthier life. It is recommended to eat 2 cups of fruits daily to get optimal benefits. Fresh Fruit Alliances recommends the top 5 winter fruits to boost your health.
1) Apples – The 150-year-old saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is still being passed down the generations and there is a good reason for it. Research has shown that apples contain vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants that can improve your overall health and promote a sense of well being.
2) Oranges – Did you know that oranges originated in North-Eastern India, South China and South-Eastern Asia and was first cultivated in 2500 BC? Romans took young orange trees in the first century AD from India to Rome. One medium-sized orange can provide up to 80% of your RDA of Vitamin C. Eating an orange protects your cells from damage, boosts your immunity, helps form collagen which helps your body heal wounds and provides smoother skin. Being rich in Calcium this fruit keeps your bones strong. Eat an orange to get a big dose of folate naturally which helps prevent birth defects – making it an essential fruit for pregnant ladies.
3) Kiwi Fruit – This soft and tangy fruit is approximately the size of a chicken egg. Its skin and seeds are edible. Kiwi boasts of nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin K, copper, potassium, antioxidants and folate. Kiwi helps manage blood pressure and prevents blood clotting by reducing the amount of fat in the blood. The high amount of vitamin C and antioxidants in kiwi fruit has been shown to ease the symptoms of asthma, especially in children. This fruit also helps keep your digestion healthy, improves immunity, and aids skin health.
4) Red Globe Grapes - Known as the queen of fruits, grapes originated in the Middle East and were initially grown domestically. As their popularity grew people started using them to make wine in the city of Shiraz. Soon other countries also started growing grapes. Grapes have no saturated fat or cholesterol and have very low sodium amounts and are a heart-healthy snack. Studies have shown that grapes promote healthy blood vessels which in turn are linked to healthy blood pressure and blood flow. Just one cup of grapes has only 100 calories and is composed of over 80% water which makes grapes an ideal snacking choice for weight loss.
5) Plum – There are more than 2000 varieties of plums grown all over the world today! Classified as stone fruits plums belong to the same family as apricots, peaches, and nectarines. The vitamin C in plums helps your body heal, build muscle and form blood vessels. The nutrients contained in this fruit is known to lower the inflammation that triggers heart disease. Consuming plums is known to lower anxiety, aid relief from constipation, and help improve bone health.
With so many benefits of eating fresh fruits, I am sure that you are anticipating your next bowlful of the tastiest, freshest, and delicious fruits. Fresh Fruit Alliances is one of the leading importers of fresh fruits in India. We source our fruits from the top suppliers worldwide and have a strong pan-India distribution network that we’ve built over generations. So contact us for your next bulk fruit order.