Having fruit regularly is a good habit for both physical and mental health.
Some are good anti-oxidants, a few are good sources of iron, while others help digestive health.
But all fruits are consumable as they are natural and their inner constituents are intact as they are not processed or cooked.
Further, some fruits are available in particular seasons. So one needs to make choices on the fruits to eat based on season, compatibility and availability.
Apple: Many prefer to eat apples due to their pleasant taste, smoothness on the gut.
It also cleanses the teeth and buccal cavity if taken after meals.
It is neither acidic nor too fibrous, making it a fruit with no side effects.
Hence it is the only fruit that is compatible with everyone even if taken daily.
It has an element of iron and other essential nutrients.
It is good to build up hemoglobin in cases of anemia.
So it is recommended for patients suffering from chronic illness.
But it is expensive and not easily available at all the places and seasons.
Banana. It provides calories, as it has easily digestible carbohydrates. Hence, tennis and other players use it for the slow and constant release of energy without bloating the stomach during play.
It has a good amount of fiber, so it helps clear the digestive tract and movement of the bowels. So you can notice that in times of mild constipation, having a banana relieves it immediately.
Further, having fibrous fruit after a meal can help prevent the absorption of extra cholesterol and sugars into the blood from the intestine.
Less expensive. Very sterile and safe due to its natural cover. Easy availability.
Orange: These are fruits under the citrus (lemon) category. They are good anti-oxidants due to the presence of vitamin C. Their juice is good for immediate energy in times of tiredness. Due to the presence of citric acid, they are also acidic.
So people who are prone to acidity frequently or those with inflammatory bowel disorders should avoid drinking orange juice to prevent acidity.
Due to its varying tastes like sweet, salty and sour, it is not liked by everyone to consume on a daily basis.
For people with kidney stones, they are a great benefit. Stones are mostly calcium stones, so eating oranges dissolve the stones.
The acid in the fruit melts the basic calcium in the stones to enhance easy dissolution.
Grapes: It is also a citrus fruit. But unlike oranges, they are less acidic.
So they are consumable by all without acidity or allergies. Similar to orange, these also possess vitamin C, especially green grapes.
Mangoes: The “king of fruits” is a very delicious and attractive fruit available only in the summer season. The fruit is compatible with all. But due to its excess fibrous nature can cause loose motion if taken daily.
On the other hand, it is said to be causing heat. So in places where there are chances of sunstroke, one may avoid eating them. If not, they need to eat them less frequently.
Watermelon: This fruit has more than 95% water in it. It is good to soothe the stomach and gives coolness in heat summers.
It has vitamins like A, B1, B6 and C. It also has elements like magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron in it.
It also has amino-acid citrulline and red pigment lycopene.
Vitamin A is good for heart health; the vitamin is an antioxidant and also builds immunity again infections like cough and cold.
Citrulline helps in the reduction of blood pressure and enhances digestion. Elements like Mg and K help the normalization of blood circulation and kidney function.
It is compatible with all people, including people with diabetes. Naturally available only in summers, but there are hybrid varieties available even in the rainy season.
Interestingly fruits are grown seasonally wise by nature. For Ex: Watermelon grown in summer is good to provide coolness in the heat summer.
So experts advise to eat seasonal fruits as much as possible and also those eat fruits which are compatible on a daily basis.