Yes People, Here’s Your 2018 Guide to Fruits This Winter!
For the kids, winter is a time for festivities and eagerly awaiting their presence by the Christmas tree or the fireplace.
As for we adults, it’s a dread period of frostbite as we brave the horrible weather just to get our kids the toys they’ve been crying out for ages! Indeed, our bodies might just need a little bit of that extra warmth as we toil and moil as the AC does its magic to keep our kids warm.
Which means that you’ll need that extra portion of Vitamin C to avoid those unwanted colds and to counter the flu season. Being the subject of discussion here are some of the most delicious winter fruits to make a regular part of the diet this winter!
Indeed, oranges are the traditional veterans that most people rely on to give them their daily supplement of Vitamin C. Additionally, they have way less sugar and more fiber per serving as compared to other ingredients in this group.
That being said, oranges are vital for our immunity primarily because of the high vitamin C boost that they give us. Indeed, R.D.A, Mia Zarlengo comments on the situation, saying that she loves to consume an orange with a mix of pistachios to give it a greater nutritional density as a snack.
After all, a study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition discovered that the regular consumption of oranges was less likely to lead to the development of macular degeneration. We’re in luck because oranges are in season starting December all the way to May!
It can be quite tempting to go for canned pears but we recommend going for the natural produce while they are in-season. Not only are they sweeter during this time, but also contain plenty of fiber, even more than the highly regarded apple.
As for pears, they’re in-season from August to early Spring. Nevertheless, this depends on the kind of variety that you’re looking to target.
Unfortunately, Cranberries aren’t going to be that effective with your UTI (apologies!). Nevertheless, a journal written and published by the Advanced Nutrition has been connected a myriad of health benefits.
For example, it has been documented to lower inflammation, diabetes, the risk of coronary disease, and lower cholesterol levels. That being said, cranberries are normally in season from October all the way to December.
Pomegranates are great in that they provide a healthy dose of antioxidants to the body, which is essential in protecting your body from against free-radical damage that is a major sign of aging, as well as disease.
Additionally, this winter fruit is provided one with an essential concentration of potassium and fiber. That being said, pomegranates taste amazing regardless of whether they are made enjoyed as arils or as the juice.
As per info by the Pomegranate Council, pomegranates will be in-season between October all the way to January.
These delicious sugary fruits might be the tastiest fruit in winter! Moreover, they are stacked with a myriad of minerals and vitamins that come with a series of health benefits.
Additionally, a review published by the journal Advances in Horticultural Science gives credence that persimmons have a high concentration of antioxidants, thereby assisting individuals to minimize their risks of cardiovascular diseases.
That being said, Persimmons are in season on January to February.
Despite oranges packing a punch in the vitamin C department, they are not exactly portable especially if we’re moving around and we would like to consume them on the go.
That’s where Clementines come in! In fact, they are almost identical and have similar benefits in the Vitamin C and fiber departments such as oranges.
That being said, they are in season from November all the way to February.
Last but not least, we have grapefruits that have a high concentration in nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A, as well as other essentials like the antioxidant lycopene and fiber. That being said, they can serve as a great alternative to oranges especially when you’re in the mood.
To be on the safe side though. It’s recommended that you consult a doctor first before consuming them when you’re on prescription meds or antibiotics.
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