We have talk with Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, founder and director, Centre for Obesity and Digestive Surgery, Mumbai, and asked him to share the benefits of eating summer fruits. Here’s a list of 4 fruits that he suggested for you to eat regularly on summer, so you can beat the heat and keep your body energised throughout the day.
WATERMELON: Watermelon is loaded with water and electrolytes that help the body remain hydrated. Research shows that watermelons can reduce skin damage to a great extent as a result of its high-lycopene content. It is good for wound healing, as it is rich in L-citrulline, an amino acid that body converts to L-arginine that helps relax blood vessels and improve circulation.
ORANGES: A low calorie and high-fibre fruit, oranges are very good for weight loss. Oranges have significant amounts of antioxidants, the most important one being herperidin, as it has shown to lower high blood pressure problems as well as cholesterol in animal studies. Oranges also have strong anti-inflammatory properties.
MANGO: Mango is an excellent source of vitamin A and flavonoids, which are very essential for vision. It is packed with antioxidants like vitamin A, C and E, which are know for enhancing immunity.
KIWI: This exotic fruit with its attractive green colour contains actinidain–a protein-dissolving enzyme that helps in digestion. It also helps one sleep sound, as a study reported that consuming kiwi may improve sleep onset, duration and efficiency in adults with self-reported sleep disturbances.