Lately, there have been a lot of complaints of the rising heat in some African countries, especially in Nigeria.
The climate gets hotter, causing millions to face dry and allergy-riddled conditions. What most people don’t concern themselves with is what should be eaten during such a scorching season.
The human body needs to be hydrated, and skin is preferable when it’s soft and shinny.
Here are some fruits to consider to stay healthy in the summertime.
First of all, eating real fruits is the best option for any seasonal occasion. Sure, strawberry ice cream or a Coke infused fruit drink might seem like to consuming fruits for some. However, nothing compares to eating raw fruits than eating them direct.
Fruits contain water and vitamins, making them useful sources for many nutrients. They’re also a refreshing way to distract one’s self from the summer heat.
Oranges are common, yet good fruits to eat during hot weather conditions. Oranges contain vitamin C, which promotes healthy skin since it’s an anti-aging agent.
Lemons are affordable fruit and are good for heated periods. They’re a great source of vitamin C and they promote skincare. Lemons prevent acne, blemishes, and wrinkles. They’re a great benefit for weigh loss as it helps improves digestion and boosts the immune system. Lemon water or lemonade, regardless of how one consumes it, is healthy.
Watermelons hydrate one’s body. Its watery goodness contains nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that heal the body. With its vitamin A, watermelons protect eyes and immune systems. It’s 92 percent water, so it’s low in fat and sugars. Watermelon has potassium, magnesium, and amino acids, meaning it’s good for reducing high blood pressure and promotes good blood circulation. It’s also a great source for vitamin B6, which calms down the nerves, critical during the heat.
Mangos are often associated with Indian and Caribbean culture for a reason. This fruit really can beat the heat. There are two ways to enjoy mangos, unripe or ripe. Mangos are excellent sources of carotenes, vitamin C, and copper, providing 184 percent of the daily value of vitamin A, 61 percent of the daily value of vitamin C, and 20 percent of the daily value of copper. Ripe mangos have nutrients like calcium, phosphorus, and fiber. Consuming ripe mangos with black salt helps prevention from the loo, reduces acidity, increases immune system, and reduces the vomiting sensation.
Coconut water has a ton of benefits. Drinking coconut water has nutrients which make one feel refreshed, and it has minerals like calcium, potassium, zinc, magnesium, and sodium. Besides coconut water quenching one’s thirst, it also boosts immunity and kills certain harmful organisms in our body. Instead of a caffeinated cold drink, coconut water is the best and most natural alternative to iced coffee and soda.
Pineapples are typical fruits that, like oranges, provides a daily dose of vitamin C. It’s low in calories and promotes manganese, which helps a health function in kidneys, pancreas, liver, and bones. Most importantly, manganese helps the functionalities of the brain and nervous system throughout the body.
Pomegranates contain punicic acid, ellagic acid, antioxidant, and omega 5 which are helpful for the skin. Its juice is useful in diarrhea, a common problem . It increases the good cholesterol level in blood and iron also increases the body’s immune system.
Whether it’s strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, or cranberries, they make a convenient snack for on-the-go commutes. They all have a commonality in regulating the heart, preventing cancer, and promoting antioxidants. These ones are not easily found in African streets but can be found in Shopping malls.