In spite of the incessant heat in summers, people are adding vegetables and fruits in their daily diets. These are replete with a number of invaluable nutrients, fibres and electrolytes which are needed by the body to flush out toxins and waste.
Also, including more fresh fruits in your diet gives you the energy to beat the summer heat. There are ways in which you can have it like in form of fruit chaats, cold beverages and desserts or eating them raw. However, there may be some of you who are diet conscious and have certain reservations about eating some summer fruits because of high sugar content in them. So, if you are one of those who watches your number of calories in each meal, these nutritional facts might be a help:
The best part about summers is the variety of melons it brings with it. Watermelons, muskmelons and sun melons are the commonly eaten ones. And watermelons are considered to be the healthiest summer fruits as they have 90 per cent of water in them and about only 30 calories per 100 gm. While muskmelons have 34 calories in 100 gm portions and so does sun melons.
Favourite summer fruit of many people and the most notorious fruit because it freaks the people who have high blood sugar and for the ones on diet. So, if eaten in control they are not just healthy but helps you in your weight loss diet. Research shows that 100 gm of mangoes contain 60 calories, making it a low-calorie snack.
This fruit is generally juicy, ripened and translucent is a summer favourite. More used in fruit juices, cocktails, mocktails and also enjoyed eating raw. 100 gm of litchi contains merely 66 calories.
The common ornamentation on desserts is the sweet cherry, available widely in many countries. Cherries can be used in fruit juices and have this delightful bite and used in a number of sweet dishes. As per research, 100 gm of cherries contain just 50 calories.
Most commonly available berries in India includes strawberries, Mulberries and phalsa (Grewia Asiatica). A 100 gm of the ripe strawberry pack has 33 calories, mulberries have 43 calories. But phalsa has more calories than both the other berries.
Many summer fruits prove to be a great sum snack if eaten in proper portions and that too with any sweeteners or additives. If you wish to add sweeteners to your fruit make sure they are natural and healthy and not processed or artificial.