Fruits are nutritive packs and energy kits. We all know how important fruits are for health and metabolism. Seasonal food is great, as the plant has seen the right amount of the sun and soil ripen the fruit perfectly. Consequently, the fruit contains a healthy amount of antioxidants that can work amazing for your health. So if you are on the lookout for optimum health and vitality, seasonal food is your best bet. You can get all that required instant energy.
Easy to grab and eat food. Eating seasonal food is its affordability. Seasonal food is inexpensive and abundant. It is also cheaper for farmers to produce seasonal food as they simply have to follow the cycle of nature.
When you can eat such delicious nutritious food at a very economic rate then why to go for any other food??
Go to any market, street at any time in the day we can have this nutritive food. Or you can refrigerate and can use it as ready to eat. Same time, fruits and vegetables aren’t always fresh.
Depending on the time of year and season, the head of apple you are consuming may have been grown south of the border, traveling hundreds or thousands of miles before making it to your grocer’s stop. By this time, the nutritional value of this apple has greatly diminished or disappeared.
Need to eat fresh always. Instead of eating a tasteless long-traveled apple, you can provide your family with tasty produce by shopping for foods by the season. Eating seasonally appropriate fruits and vegetables maximizes your nutritional intake, reduces energy used to grow and transport foods and can support the local economy. Try eating local seasonal fruits.
Planting trees right in our home is a great idea. An easy way to eat by the season is to grow your own garden. This can be done in planters and pots or in a typical garden plot. Planting cool and warm weather plants at their appropriate times ensures that you can eat produce throughout the spring, summer and fall.
You can grow few plants right in the pot on your balcony, of course, those fruits you cannot eat for a week, though. In many places, you can grow a garden throughout the year
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Regular consumption of fruits promotes healthy heart health reducing the chances of cardiac problems, lower blood pressure and keeps cholesterol in check.
The vitamins and mineral quality of fruits can’t be replaced with supplements as it is a natural source and gets absorbed by the body easily. Summers offer a range of fruits which are full of taste, color, and nutrition. Add 1-2 fruits in your diet and experience the change.
Depending on fruits is especially helpful when you are trying to lose weight or are on a weight loss diet. Seasonal fruits then become ideal in-between meal snacks. Fruits contain phytochemicals and antioxidants help fight free radicals and diseases in the body. It regulates your metabolism too but watches out the diabetes rate.
Try seasonal, Local Fruits
Check out the market, you can find almost any fruit or vegetable at the grocery store year round. But have you ever thought how far away that food came from? How long has it been sitting around? And have you looked at the high prices of produce from far away?
Buy local, in-season fruits and vegetables and get the most value for your food dollars, and great taste. Fresh local produce is bursting with flavor and nutrition.
Fruits and Nutritive Values
Apple is red to green in color and taste sour to sweet and sometimes slightly bitter. Each apple will be 80 calories and each apple which will be 100 grams. It has iron and antioxidants in it. It is a great source of vitamin A, B, C and iron, manganese, zinc, calcium, sodium and potassium.
Mangoes are yellow to green in color and are sweet to soar and grown is all tropical places at high climatic conditions. 65 calories are what it provides for 100 gms. You could eat a small sized mango before a workout as it is high in carbohydrates but with a low glycemic index.
Vitamin A , vitamin E, vitamin C and selenium along with phenolic compounds are present in mangoes. It is rich in minerals and has high anti-oxidation and anti-inflammatory properties. Check the portion control while eating mangoes for weight loss.
Plum is red to maroon in color and tastes sweet to sour. 52 calories Potassium, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus are minerals present in plum along with Vitamin A, E, and c. It provides 55-60 calories per 100 gms though consume 2 fruits. It is high in fiber and boosts immunity and protects against cancer. It is a healthy fruit
Jamun is black to dark violet in color. Rich in vitamins and minerals like iron, manganese, zinc, calcium, sodium, and potassium. It contains antioxidants like Tannic acid, Gallic acid and oxalic acids along with alkaloids. It is beneficial for diabetics and eating 100 gms adds 60 calories approximately
Musk melon is yellow to mustard and orange in color. Eating a cup of muskmelon will add 50-55 calories with lots of fiber and carbs for energy. It is rich in vitamin A, B, and C along with potassium, magnesium, and sodium. It improves metabolism.
Stable and Healthy Fruits.
Always look for stickers or signs at your grocery store that tells you where the food was grown.
Shop at organic centers or Shop at a nearby Farmer's Markets.
Visit roadside fruit and vegetable stands. Try not to bargain with poor roadside sellers.
Subscribe or become a member, Join a local community garden. Volunteer your time and share in the harvest. Plant your own fruits and vegetables in a garden or containers
Be aware of artificially growing, sweetening and ripening of fruits
Watch out, off late you must have seen newspapers and news on the television. Cheap and unethical marketers and sellers are using grow more, grow early and hybridizing the fruits.
They are injecting sweeteners and artificial colors into fruits and selling. This will enhance their selling cost but is dangerous to have artificial food colors and chemicals in fruits. We consider fruits to be safe and healthy to eat. But make it points that is, are we eating organic fruits?