The Best Winter Fruits for Your Kids
27-01-2016 | Posted By: Admin | 1032 View(s)
Winter happens to be the party season. It comes with snow and cold (chilly) weather. The vacations, Christmas, and New Year all these make winter one of the best seasons of the year. However, it also makes you fall sick, catches a cold, cough and have a fever. Due to the weather, light and temperature changes during winter, different physical as well as psychological changes take place in one’s body. And because you cannot (or should not) stop your children from playing outside, they get exposed to various germs. Therefore, prevention is always a better option. It is always better to go the natural way; make your kids have the winter fruits that strengthen their immune system and keep away seasonal diseases.
Here are the top Winter Fruits to keep or make your Child Healthy.
Kiwi, also called Chinese gooseberry, is the national crop/fruit of the country China. During winter vitamin C can help your child to stay away from the common cold. And Kiwifruit is a great source of this vitamin. Vitamin C makes one’s immune system healthy. In addition to this, Kiwi contains other vitamins like vitamin K, E, and A. These help to fight against cell and tissue damage and in improving eyesight.
This fruit is good for everyone, and particularly for children. Apple mainly provides vitamin C and fibre to your child’s body. It is among the world’s most famous winter fruits because it offers a lot of health benefits. It heals various stomach disorders, fights cough and dental infections, and so on. The best part is apples are easily available during winters.
This is another fruit that’s rich in (mainly) vitamin C. All the citrus fruits, like lemon, contain vitamin C in great amounts. It also contains Vitamin B6, Potassium, and fibre (pectin). The benefits you get from this fruit are, it improves the functioning of one’s immune system, it helps to fight oral problems, and it can be used as a treatment for digestive problems.
Orange fruit is easily available throughout the winter. Like every citrus fruit, Orange too has a high content of vitamin C, which is an antioxidant. Antioxidants have the capacity of blocking certain damages that free radicals cause (free radicals are molecules/atoms that mainly damage DNA). Therefore, during winters Oranges make your child’s immune system stronger. If consumed on a regular basis, your child will hardly have the problems like running nose, cold and cough. Orange also provides dietary fibre, potassium, copper, calcium, and other vitamins like vitamin B1. Blood orange, sweet orange and Clementine are some of the known types of Oranges.
You can get this fruit in all seasons throughout the year. Today when the markets are filled with costly winter fruits, Banana still comes under the list of the inexpensive ones. But that does not mean it’s less nutritious. Like many other winter fruits, Banana has high levels of antioxidants. Ripe bananas contain more antioxidants. This fruit also has beta-carotene, selenium and vitamins E, C, and A. Banana reduces the chances of diarrhoea, helps your kids to easily digest food, and makes their bones stronger. It also strengthens eyesight and is good for ulcers in the stomach.
Pomegranate, Tropical fruit, can be perfect for your kids in winters. This fruit boosts up your child’s health with potassium, fibre and vitamins like vitamin K, C and B. It protects the liver, cures inflammation and digestive problems, helps in controlling fever, and also destroys worms in the intestine.
This is another fruit that you get during the late winters. Still, it’s worth mentioning as it’s very beneficial for your child’s health. From Avocado your child gets vitamin C, E, B6 and K, and potassium, copper, dietary fibre, folate, and pantothenic acid. Your kids can digest it easily. It contains essential unsaturated fats. Its antimicrobial properties heal the wounds faster. Avocado supplies antioxidants and also protects the liver.
Though Apricot is usually available during late winters and early spring, you can get dried apricots at any time of the year. It supplies vitamins like vitamin C and A to the body. It also contains potassium, copper and dietary fibre which are essential for a healthy body. Due to its anthelmintic properties, it can help in destroying intestinal worms; it gives your kids instant energy, and in infants, it facilitates brain development. Apricot contains higher levels of iron, which increases the production of blood. This fruit can be digested easily.
Children love Grapes. It contains great amounts of vitamin C; and other vitamins like vitamin K, E, and B-complex (thiamine and riboflavin). Grapes help in healthy growth of bones, give instant energy, reduce fatigue, strengthen one’s immune system, and help to reduce indigestion, and so on.
The fruit Pear is cultivated widely. This fruit provides fibre, pectin ( the kind fibre that’s water-soluble), potassium, copper and right amounts of vitamins like E, C, and B2. Pears can help in curing wounds quickly, have antimicrobial properties, provide antioxidants, and improve your kid’s immunity.