Citrus fruits not just boost the immune system, these are good for skin too
For those who love oranges and guavas, winter is the season for them. Although thanks to the ever-evolving preservative techniques, you can easily get these fruits all year round. However, there is something about seasonal fruits and vegetables. Not just do they smell, look, taste, and feel better, they provide better nutrition. And when it comes to winter what better fruits to load up on than the citrus ones. For those unable to distinguish, these are those that have a sour and tangy flavour and smell. These are readily found during winters, are touted as extremely healthy, and when it comes to fresh fruits, one can always vouch for their nutrition. But, have you ever wondered why citrus fruits are so highly recommended during winters? To get an answer to this question, Onlymyhealth spoke to Sreemathy Venkatraman, a gut health practitioner & wellness nutritionist and the founder of ‘Mitha Aahara-Eat to Live’.
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Fruits such as oranges, guavas, kiwis, which are citrus in nature, are rich in vital vitamins and minerals.
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The above-mentioned are the overall benefits of citrus fruits. But why is it so important to have these during winters? According to Sreemathy Venkatraman, it’s because of the following reasons:
So, these are some of the reasons why you must have lots of citrus fruits this season.
Now that you have decided to make citrus fruits as your go-to snack, it’s crucial to understand what fruits come under this category. Here’s a list that can help:
If not want to have these as a whole, here are some other ways you can include these in your diet:
Although anyone can have citrus fruits, some should consider avoiding these. For those suffering from acid reflux and acidity, citrus fruits might not be a good option. Also, do not have these on an empty stomach the first thing in the morning.
(With inputs from Sreemathy Venkatraman, a gut health practitioner & wellness nutritionist and the founder of ‘Mitha Aahara-Eat to Live’)
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