Nutrition and DietWinter fruits and their benefits

Winter fruits and their benefits

There is nothing better than eating fruits and fruits in season. What are the ones that we can enjoy during the winter months? Discover its incredible health benefits.  

In each season of the year you can find certain seasonal fruits, that is, those that are collected during those months of the year. Although currently all fruits can be consumed throughout the year, it is best to bet on seasonal fruits to fully enjoy all their properties and benefits.

There are many who mistakenly believe that it is precisely in spring and summer when trees bear more fruit, but the truth is that during winter some fruits are also harvested with many benefits and health properties.

Winter is a time for citrus fruits, which have a great supply of vitamins, such as vitamin C. It is worth knowing what winter fruits are and what their respective benefits are.

What are the benefits of eating fruits in season?

Currently, thanks to the modern fruit growing techniques that exist, it is possible to enjoy all kinds of fruits throughout the year. However, betting on the town of each season is still the most beneficial for several reasons.

Minerals and vitamins: in the first place, if the fruits of a certain season are eaten, which are well ripe, the contribution of both vitamins and minerals is considerably higher.

Environment: secondly, in relation to caring for the environment, it is worth noting that seasonal foods are more respectful of it.

Flavor: and finally, what is related to flavor. What the fruits that have been matured in cold rooms provide has nothing to do with those harvested at their exact point on the tree.

The best winter fruits and their properties.

In winter you can find a large selection of fruits with multiple health benefits.

On the one hand, nuts, such as walnuts, almonds or pistachios. In addition to having a very low caloric intake, they are foods with many benefits for both physical and mental health.  They are extremely advantageous to strengthen the cardiovascular system and, in addition, they notably favor concentration and attention span.

And, on the other hand, fresh fruits.

Oranges: The oranges are one of the main fruits of which can be enjoyed during the winter; it is during this season when it reaches its maturity and its greatest sweetness. It is high in vitamin C; a very important nutrient to strengthen the immune system and, in this way, be better prepared to deal with colds typical of the time. Vitamin C is also responsible for collagen synthesis.

Persimmons: The persimmons are among the most famous winter fruits and also increasingly popular. They have great antioxidant properties, so they are great for dealing with free radicals. These free radicals can have dire health consequences; they can lead to certain degenerative diseases, as well as premature aging of the skin.

Kiwi: The kiwi is one of the most beneficial fruits exist; essential in a healthy and balanced diet, both for adults and children. It is well known for its high fiber content, making it ideal for promoting intestinal transit. In addition, it has a great contribution of vitamins C and E. And not only that; kiwi also has great diuretic properties.

Apple: The apple is also a fresh fruit typical of winter, although the truth is that it can be found throughout the year. An apple has a great contribution of phosphorus, fiber, potassium, iron and vitamin C. One of its best known benefits is that it greatly helps the teeth to be healthier.

Cherimoya: A fruit that is not yet well known in Spain, but that little by little has made a place for itself in consumers’ shopping cart. With a composition of 75% water, it is a great option to stay hydrated. In addition, it contains fiber, vitamin C and has diuretic properties.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Subscribe Today

GET EXCLUSIVE FULL ACCESS TO PREMIUM CONTENT

EXPERT ANALYSIS OF AND EMERGING TRENDS IN CHILD WELFARE AND JUVENILE JUSTICE

Get unlimited access to our EXCLUSIVE Content and our archive of subscriber stories.

Exclusive content

Latest article

More article