Everyone loves fruits of all kinds but if you are one of those who does not like eating them, we are surely judging you! With a variety of delicious options to choose from, winter fruits come in season for a short while, especially in Pakistan and so, no time should be wasted in purchasing them. These include grapefruit, pear, pomegranate, orange, kiwi, persimmons and cranberries amongst many others. Each one of them also have their own health benefits. From fighting against a flu to strengthening the immune system, here is a list of winter fruits you must consume this season, especially during Covid-19 times.
Packed with vitamin A and vitamin C, this scrumptious fruit aids in strengthening the immune system, which is why it should petty much be on everyone’s priority list right now due to the second wave of the deadly Covid-19 virus. It also helps to make our bones strong, while healing injuries faster too. Most people choose to eat this sour-sweet fruit with a tad bit of sugar for breakfast or as a post-meal dessert.
This fruit is filled with dietary fibre, which helps to combat indigestion, lowers cholesterol levels and helps in losing weight due to its low-calorie count. Pears fight inflammation, promote gut and heart health and protect against certain diseases. Plus point: It’s even better if you eat the peel because it contains several beneficial nutrients too.
Fun fact: Pomegranates have been eaten throughout history for their health benefits. Known for their antioxidant properties to fight against illnesses such as cancer, the fruit is also rich in vitamin C. It aids in digestion, is anti-inflammatory and helps to keep the heart and bones healthy.
Oranges are not ideally a winter fruit as they are available for most of the year but the benefits they provide surely make them a favourite. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, help towards a healthy immune system, prevent skin damage, keep blood pressure under check, lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of cancer.
High in antioxidants and nutrients, cranberries help to fight certain cancers, heart diseases, and inflammation. If you are wanting to fight off your chances of catching a winter cold or life-threatening disease, try cranberries.
Many confuse this fruit for a tomato but they taste quite different. Soft and juicy, persimmons contribute to a healthy heart and digestive system, and also strengthen the eyesight.
Kiwi is loaded with beneficial nutrients, ranging from vitamin A and C to vitamin E and K. They also aid in fighting the winter flu and several allergies. Kiwis also help to treat asthma, which is why it should be consumed especially in cold weather. It also reduces blood clotting and boosts the immune system.