Summer fruits help prevent health issues

ISLAMABAD: Summer fruits must add-on to diet to keep active and healthy throughout the season.

These healthy fruits would keep hydrated and prevent from summer health issues, Dr Arif Majeed advised.

“As water melon has high water content that will keep your body hydrated and refreshed. Presence of Lycopene in the fruit protects your skin against sun damage. Watermelon also decreases the risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and many more”, he said.

“Besides being sweet in taste, grapes are extremely rich in vitamins A, C, B6. It is also good source of important minerals like potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron, and seleniu Peaches are low in calories with no saturated fats, Radio Pakistan reported.

They are the good source of antioxidant and vitamin-C and are also rich in vital minerals such as potassium, fluoride and iron. All these things make peach a skin friendly fruit.” he remarked.

Each fruit contains certain vitamins and minerals that may aid to a specific issue and improve certain aspects in your health.

“Strawberry a small fruit is an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, fibre and antioxidants.

A cup of strawberries a day will aid your immune system, lower your cholesterol and regulate your blood pressure vitamin C is good for eyes, preventing cataract and improves the elasticity of your skin, which means less wrinkles.

Strawberries contain folate, a B-vitamin Pomegranate is a good friend to your heart it reduces cholesterol, improves blood flow and reduces thickening in the arteries. APP