Eating fruits and vegetables according to the calendar? Sounds odd, right?
Well, following a calendar for what fruits and vegetables to eat during the entire time of the year can have certain advantages.
Certain fruits and vegetables grow only during a certain period of time in the year. And these seasonal fruits & vegetables carry specific nutrients which can help you get healthier and boost your immunity during that season. For e.g., watermelons consumed in summers are best to beat the heat. Whereas eating watermelon in the winter can be equivalent to inviting the flu as melons carry cooling properties. There is a direct correlation between eating what’s in season and what tastes the best, as these fresh seasonal fruits & vegetables haven’t been cold-stored or preserved in anyway.
In order to get your children eating fresh fruits and vegetables this monsoon season, we list delicious options below.
Juice it up or peel the skin off and eat it – pomegranates are great! They are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants which help to keep ailments at bay. They also aid in digestion and are great against arthritis and heart diseases.
2) Custard Apple:
Found only during the rainy season, the custard apple is one nutrient-rich food to be consumed throughout the monsoons. This fruit is high in Vitamin A which helps you develop healthy hair and skin and the same will also aid you in maintaining your weight.
Who doesn’t love berries? They are sweet. They look pretty. And there are a lot of options as well. And during the monsoons, these berries are a great source of antioxidants and provide you with a wide variety of vitamins. Blackberry, blueberry, strawberry, cranberry etc. all are the options you must consider and consume this monsoon.
Its high water content helps keep the body hydrated. Cucumbers also assist in lowering blood sugar and regulate digestion. And if your kids find plain cucumbers boring, add a pinch of powdered spices to make them taste tangy!
Popeye’s secret power! Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, and vitamin C as well as being a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron and vitamin B2. Now that’s a lot of nutrients. Consumption of spinach during the monsoons would definitely help keep your child and you to stay fit and fight diseases.
So there you have it. Kids won’t necessarily be compliant with vegetables as they aren’t as exciting as fruits. But, once they comply, it would just be as similar to providing your child with superpowers! So bring the seasonal fruits & vegetables out and start eating!