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5 types of fruits to consume to enhance well-being during summer

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Incorporating vitamin C-rich fruits like oranges, tangerines, avocados, coconuts, and cucumbers into your diet is recommended to help cool and detoxify your body during the summer.

During the warmer months, people tend to feel more fatigued and irritable due to the increased temperatures and stuffy air.

Dr. Phan Kim Dung, head of the Department of Nutrition at the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, suggests consuming specific fruits to help cool down and maintain a calm and relaxed demeanor throughout the hot season.

Citrus fruits

Citrus fruits, including pomelos, oranges, tangerines, and limes, are abundant in vitamin C. They not only enhance the immune system but also help cool the body by facilitating the breakdown of fats and improving digestion.

Additionally, vitamin C shields the skin from the detrimental effects of sunlight.

Consuming citrus fruits, including pomelos, oranges, tangerines, and limes, is recommended during summer. Illustration photo by Pexels

Coconuts

Amino acids and electrolytes in coconut water replenish bodily fluids and prevent dehydration, keeping the body cool and hydrated. Lauric acid in coconut water is a type of fat that the body can easily absorb and convert into energy, thus helping to alleviate fatigue.

Moreover, coconut water is free from fats and cholesterol, making it a healthy option for quenching thirst.

Avocados

High in monounsaturated fatty acids, avocados help to remove toxins and excess heat from the blood. They are also easy to digest, making them suitable for consumption by everyone.

Berries

Berries, such as strawberries and blueberries, are highly alkaline and effectively lower body temperature by cooling the body. These fruits also contain significant amounts of vitamins, essential minerals, and antioxidants that protect cells, minimize cholesterol, control blood sugar levels, and decrease the risk of cancer.

Berries, such as strawberries and blueberries, offer many health benefits. Illustration photo by Pexels

Bitter gourds

Also known as bitter melons, bitter gourds possess cooling properties that aid in relieving thirst, enhancing vision, improving blood circulation, and revitalizing the body during summer.

Furthermore, they help in digestion, reduce cholesterol levels, provide essential nutrients, and are rich in fiber and vitamins.

Cucumbers

With their high water content, cucumbers are abundant in vitamins, minerals, and vital natural compounds needed by the body. They aid in diuresis, which aid in removing toxins and supporting a healthy digestive system.

Cucumbers also hydrate, retain water, exhibit antioxidant properties, lower cholesterol levels, and help prevent sunstroke.

Source: VnExpress