Beat the heat!
Summer is the perfect time to taste the best of fruits, it’s the season of aam, aam panna and fun. Summers are also a great time to include colourful fruits in your diet and let nature do its job. Fruits are the best way to load up your nutrient quotient and come with the additional benefits of weight loss, glowing skin and increased metabolism levels.
Mango: The king of fruits is good for weight loss too! Contrary to popular belief, mangoes are high in pectin levels and tons of other nutrients like vitamins A, C, D and essential fibres for those suffering from occasional constipation. And most importantly, it is summer time, why wouldn’t you taste the best of fruit?
Watermelon: This water-loaded fruit is ideal to colour up your plate and palette. Watermelon contains as much as 92% water and essential nutrients such as vitamins A, B6, C, amino acids and dietary fibres.
Muskmelon: This vitamin C-dense fruit is a hidden gem. One serving of muskmelon is good for weight loss fanatics and should be considered as a healthy snack. Due to its typically sweet flavour, it is also good for those with a sweet tooth. If you just cannot withdraw your hand from desserts, try eating one serving of muskmelon every day.
Pineapple: Pineapple is another fruit often ignored. This beautifully patterned fruit brings with it many benefits such as anti-inflammatory properties, pro-digestion qualities and boosting metabolism.
Litchi: The delicious, succulent litchi is actually amazing for weight loss simply because of its antioxidant properties. Litchis help in enhancing immunity and also serve as the perfect post-meal dessert option. However, eat them only after 60 minutes of completing dinner.
Plums: Plums are low-calorie fruits, rich in dietary fibers, sorbitol and isatin. All these nutrients help in controlling blood pressure and relieving digestion issues such as constipation. Plums are also low in glycemic index, hence ideal for diabetic patients wishing to lose weight.