Diet with fruits in Season

This is the fruits in season edition for your diet.

If you are like me and have a sweet tooth aka you like sugary foods, including a number of fruits in your diet is a must. Yes, your mother was and is still right, fruits are essential to a balanced diet.

I am always on the lookout for which fruits will add essential vitamins and nutrients to my body. Sometimes, it turns out to be an exotic fruit that requires me to break the bank.

Think about the price tag on those pack of blueberries in your favorite supermarket. Then, you can get the picture. Incorporating local fruits in season into my diet always works.

Without further ado, here are three affordable fruits in season that can add that vitamins and minerals magic your body sorely needs.

1. African Cherry/ Agbalumo/ White Star Apple/ Udara:

Yes, the names and pseudonyms are plenty, but so are its benefits. This fruit’s pulp can range from very sweet to mouth-slapping sour. Either way, lots of Vitamin C is on the way. Did you know that an African Cherry contains more vitamin C than both an orange and guava? Still, there is more. This fruit is a source of antioxidants and contributes sufficiently to your daily fiber intake. It has been found out to lower cholesterol and contributes to general happiness. You can scoop up the pulp and blend as a smoothie or consume whole as a late night snack.

2. Watermelon:

We all love a red or pink juicy watermelon. Here are more reasons to get this fruit in season into your diet. Watermelon is a low-carbohydrate fruit, which means you will get less sugar and more goodies for your diet. Hydrate positively with its high water content and lower your cholesterol. Once more, you have an excellent detoxifier in this fruit and do not leave out munching or blending its protein-packed seeds.

3. Dates:

This is the perfect afternoon snack if you have a sweet tooth like me. In fact, I have heard some complain about it being too sweet, but you can always mix it up with other fruits and foods. I get mine from the men who push other dried nuts in wheelbarrows and others who hawk them in trays. For sanitary purposes, feel free to soak the dried ones in water for a short time before eating. I love the high mineral, in particular, iron content in a handful of dates. This is a great pick me up for that time of the month. Your bones will thank you and so will your nervous system and heart. The benefits are a whole lot and the best part is they are super affordable here in Nigeria.

So, there you have it. These delicious and affordable fruits in season once added to your diet will keep you in shape from the inside-out.

Article by Nmadiuto Uche.
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