Eat what’s in the season to beat the illness. Consumption of produce closer to the time of harvesting provides the most nutrients. By eating the best a season can offer, we can ensure that we remain nourished throughout the year. Seasonal fruits and vegetables that ripen through the natural sun are not only fresher but taste better, have the most amount of nutrients and antioxidants rather than the ones which are produced forcibly with medicines and pesticides. This August, get these fruits and vegetables for sure:
What is better than cucumbers in August? They not only keep you hydrated but may aid in weight loss as they are low in calories but high in many nutrients and minerals. It contains antioxidants and may even lower bad cholesterol and blood sugar level. Don’t worry about the availability you can find it at any and every grocery store no matter where you live.
Mushrooms are loaded with many health-boosting vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, they are a perfect fit for your grocery shopping list. Mushrooms can add flavors to many different recipes along with providing amazing health benefits. There are in total 8 varieties of mushrooms available in India out of which the white button mushrooms are the most common yet tastier you can find them in any nearby grocery store.
Who doesn’t like some grilled campfire corns on a road trip in August? Corn not only tastes good but helps you to protect your cells from damage and ward off diseases like cancer and even eye diseases like cataracts by preventing lens damage. Corns are available almost in every city, town, and village, even on the highways when you drive through just for a few bucks and there you have your perfect campfire roasted corn.
They are best for strengthening the immune system. Peas are a good source of vitamin C, Zinc, antioxidants, and other nutrients such as vitamin A and vitamin B help reduce inflammation and lower your risk of chronic conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis. They are available almost everywhere, even at your local vegetable vendor when in the season.
It not only strengthens bones but hydrates bodies, improves vision, improves sleep, and helps reduce weight. Also, it is rich in fiber and water and keeps you satiated for long, and can prevent overeating. It is easy to find but should be avoided near the end of the month as it tends to develop worms.
Not only are green beans a nice, crunchy, low-calorie food but also they provide many key nutrients. It reduces the risk of fractures. It’s is best for pregnant women and even has vitamin B, which is best for reducing depression. It is available widely like peas even the local vegetable vendors have them in season.
Also known as zucchini blossoms, not only boosts immunity but is good for your eyes as well as the skin it is an antioxidant that resists virus and bacteria and increases bone density. This could be available easily in small towns but you may have difficulty finding them in the smaller grocery stores in big cities.
Radish helps in lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart disease and thus, good for a happy heart and a happy you. They are available everywhere you won’t have a problem finding them.
The best things with onions is you can eat them raw and also cooked. They may be available throughout the year but the best time to purchase a small stock of onions is in August as they are harvested at the end of July and are fresh even can be sundried and stored for the rest of the year in a dry place. Best to purchase in this month as their prices tend to rise by every passing day of August and are even more expensive in bigger cities like Delhi, Mumbai, etc.
To keep your skin healthy and glowy you need to include aubergine, also known as eggplant in your August meals as it prevents signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and dark sports. Go and grab some from the nearest grocery store but, they tend to be a bit more expensive in relatively bigger cities than small towns.
Some juicy pieces of watermelon can make everybody’s day. The best thing is it’s not only tasty but healthy too, it can help you keep hydrated and is rich in fiber and improves your digestion. Can be found at the nearest vegetable vendor in season.
If you don’t like watermelon, no worries, here comes melon to the rescue. It also keeps you hydrated like watermelon, is good for your skin, and helps reduce blood pressure. Available widely at reasonable prices.
They are low-calorie stone fruits that can boost exercise recovery. They accelerate muscle recovery and decrease exercise-induced muscle pain. They tend to be expensive compared to the other seasonal fruits through their wide availability.
They are very notorious and low in calories and promote skin, eye, gut health, and protect the liver. They tend to be very hydrating and high in antioxidants. They tend to be available easily in the hilly reason but can be found anywhere in India in season.
A plum a day keeps anxiety away. It reduces blood sugar, cures high blood pressure and stroke, provides constipation relief, and lowers inflammation that triggers heart disease. These little cuties are available at relatively lower prices for hilly reasons than the rest of the county.
These tiny bell-shaped fruits promote gut and heart health and aids weight loss. These are available easily at the nearest grocery store in season and are worth getting.
Packed with antioxidants and nutrients these round red fruits may aid digestion, protects your heart and skin, may even protect from certain types of cancer, and reduce allergy symptoms. Peaches are available in abundance throughout the season and can be enjoyed in the month no matter wherever you live.
These cluster fruits are available in green, red, black, yellow, and pink. They prevent chronic diseases, protect against certain types of cancer and improve memory, attention, and mood. You can enjoy them from every corner of the world and available easily.
Blueberry, blackberry, mulberry, raspberry, and gooseberry are all good for your skin, are high in fiber, strengthen the metabolism, and prevent metabolic syndrome and deficiency. Can be readily available nearby.
They are versatile and delicious, act as brain protectors, are great for eyesight and excellent for healthy diets, and help calm the respiratory system. It also helps in weight loss. They cannot be found easily in small towns, but you can grab some quickly if you are a big town person.