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Autumn Fruits and Health

Every new season arrives with its own fresh share of seasonal fruits and vegetables. Basically
all things that scream nature when it comes to health and nutrition. With the onset of the month of autumn, we bring to you some special fruits to boost your health buds. Given the present global health crisis, it is wise to build up a good immunity system and a natural diet of fruits and vegetables always boosts that.
Below is a list of the best seasonal fruits for autumn, chosen with a lot of care keeping in mind your taste buds along with your health:

  • So palmyra fruit, as early winter months dawn on, ‘taalerbora’or ‘taalkheer’ are omnipresent smells from the kitchen filling your smell buds if you happen to be part of any Bengali household. Palmyra fruit or Ice apple , the English translation for the fruit known as ‘taal’in Bangla , not only provide a range of delicacies that can be prepared using it but are also extremely helpful for building up health. The fruit is very rich in potassium, magnesium iron, calcium and copper. You can eat the fruit as it is, bake it or even eat it with your regular oats breakfast.
  • Next, we come to our much popular papaya. Though it might sound like summer or all-season fruit, it actually works and gets enjoyable with a slight drop in the temperatures. Papaya contains an enzyme called papain which is very useful for boosting digestion. It boosts immunity, prevents allergies and is rich in antioxidants. It also keeps hay fever at bay. Papaya can be prepared as several dishes. Have it raw as the fruit, cook it or use it for topping other preparations.
  • Then comes, pineapples. While the fruit is quite a delight in the form of pastries, cakes or other desserts there are both takers and haters of the fruit. Pineapples are rich in bromelain and manganese, the first improving digestion and the second speeding up metabolism. So the health benefits of the fruit are big. Just make yourself some salad or include it in your favourite tutty-fruity ice cream!
  • Pears. These are like a burst of refreshment in your mouth! Pears taste really great and we know of few who don’t like this seasonal delicacy of raw nature. They are great sources of fibre, antioxidants, Vitamin C, copper and boron. They help retain calcium in the body and copper also help prevent certain cancers.
  • Last but not the least, the red fruits: cranberries, raspberries and pomegranates. These are the prettiest and juiciest and we don’t know anyone who doesn’t love them. Be it having them raw or just flavouring desserts or ice creams with them. Cranberries are rich in fibre and probiotics and good for gut health. They also have a lot of Vitamin C. Pomegranates improve cardiovascular health and are good for your heart, improve blood pressure. Raspberries once again protect against heart diseases, diabetes, obesity as they contain anthocyanins.

So you see Autumn isn’t only the season of ‘mist and mellow fruitfulness’ but healthy fruitfulness too. Enjoy your fruity share while indulging in some nature gazing and poetry rummaging.

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