At this time when we enter the summer season we see colorful and varied summer fruits on the counter. Fruits from June to August are watermelon, melon, cherry, peach, apricot, grape, mulberry, plum, blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, fig and many more. Each fruit has different benefits for our body. Therefore, eating all kinds of fruits in sufficient quantity in summer will strengthen our immunity, prepare us for winter and provide our body with necessary water and nutrition on this hot day.
Like all foods, excessive consumption of fruits causes fat accumulation in the body. For this reason, if we overeat while eating fruit, it causes weight gain. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to portion size when eating fruit.
Watermelon: As an important source of antioxidant vitamins A and C, watermelon with its high water content creates a feeling of fullness in the stomach, providing a feeling of long-term satisfaction with low energy. Because it is rich in beta carotene and lycopene, it provides an important protection against all types of cancer, especially prostate cancer.
Strawberries: Strawberry, a fruit with the highest content of folic acid, is a very popular type of fruit. It protects against cancer and infectious diseases because it contains vitamins A and C and significant amounts of selenium. It protects against heart and vascular diseases as it contains herbal ingredients which are beneficial for health.
Cherry: Cherries, one of the favorite fruits of the summer months, are a good source of antioxidant vitamins A and C and potassium. Although it supports blood production due to its iron content, it also contributes to the prevention of digestive problems due to its high fiber content.
Cherry, which strengthens the immune system and protects against cancer due to its antioxidants, is a very healthy fruit.
Watermelon: Watermelon rich in vitamins A and C with antioxidant properties prevent cell damage and prevent cancer. Although it maintains blood pressure balance due to its high potassium content, it is also very effective in relieving body inflammation due to its diuretic properties. Thanks to its high water content, it helps to balance the fluid loss that occurs with summer sweating.
Grapes: An ingredient called Reveratrol found in grapes is a highly valuable substance with antioxidant properties 30-50 times more than the known antioxidant vitamins. This antioxidant ingredient, which reduces oxidative stress by reducing free radicals, provides significant protection against cancer when eaten regularly. It regulates the digestive system and strengthens the immune system.
Figs: Figs, which are widely grown in our country, especially in the Aegean region, are a fruit that is eaten fresh in summer and dried in winter. The fiber content is quite high and thus prevents constipation and supports the regular functioning of the digestive system. Although it supports bone strengthening, it is protective against cardiovascular disease. It should be eaten with caution in diabetics.
Apricot: Thanks to the high content of vitamin A and especially beta carotene, it has antioxidant properties, thus protecting against cancer. It is also effective in maintaining eye and nervous system health. Due to its high fiber content, it helps control appetite by providing a feeling of lasting fullness. It controls the digestive process and prevents constipation and bloating.
Pears: As a good source of vitamins C and K and potassium minerals, pears strengthen immunity and provide protection against cardiovascular disease. Since it contains high fiber, it supports the functioning of the digestive system. Pears, which are a fruit that strengthens the immune system, provide protection against colds and infectious diseases.
Pitch: Due to its high fiber content, peaches support the regular functioning of the digestive system and prevent constipation. Due to the hairy structure of the husk, if it is eaten as a husk, it must be thoroughly washed. In addition to protecting against cardiovascular disease, it also helps protect against cancer due to its vitamin A and C content.
Green plums: Green plum is a fruit rich in vitamins A and C, phosphorus, potassium and soluble fiber. As its fiber content is quite high, it regulates the digestive system and also helps in maintaining the balance of cholesterol for the soluble fiber in it. Due to its high vitamin C content, it strengthens the immune system and provides protection against cancer.