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12:00 AM, May 01, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:35 PM, May 28, 2019

A note on nutrition

Country fruits

In the current context, where food adulteration is a common phenomenon, perhaps consuming seasonal fruits, in their right season, is as safe as we can be from toxic chemical preservatives. They are also cheaper and as the years go round, makes sure that the taste buds don't get bored. 

Amra, kamranga, guava and amloki — these magic fruits are available almost all over the year in our country.

Amra contains twice the vitamin C content than oranges. It is rich with antioxidant properties, which help to prevent various types of cancer. It prevents toxicity of blood and makes it pure. Amra also prevents aging, gives healthy skin, prevents sunburn and manages hairfall problem. It also prevents different skin infections like acne, rashes etc. Lastly, it helps to absorb iron in the body and improve the digestive and the immune system.

Amloki is another excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidants. It helps fight common cold and infections due to the presence of vitamin C, while various antibacterial and astringent properties help stimulate the immune system of the body.

Amloki is high in fibre that helps prevent constipation. 

Kamranga has a sweet-and-sour flavour, contains pantothenic acid, potassium, vitamin C and copper, which helps to cure hangovers, treats sore eyes, etc. It also helps cure headaches, ringworm, chickenpox, and prickly heat. The fruit along with its waxy peel provides a good amount of dietary fibre, which makes our bowel healthier.

Guava is one of the most popular, nutritionally rich fruit. Guavas are low in calories and fat, and contain several vital vitamins, minerals, and the antioxidant poly-phenolic and flavonoid compounds that play a role in prevention of cancers, anti-aging, immune booster etc.

The vitamin C of guava protects cells and lower cancerous damage to them. It helps to regulate blood pressure and work as a nerve relaxant.

 

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