Consume these 5 fruits for a healthy immune system

HALLAH Tribe! In this rainy season, we often face health problems. Minor ailments such as coughs and colds have seemed to become a regular occurrence. Did you experience it too?

Indeed, the reason people often get sick during the rainy season is not the cold temperature, but because the immune system can adjust to this condition. The problem is that we are together with many people in one room when it rains. Just imagine if there’s one person who sneezes or coughs, then we all will breathe the same air.

So, you have to protect yourselves from the outside environment by using a mask. Meanwhile, you also need to equip your body with nutrients that increase immunity. One of the best sources of nutrients for you comes from fruit.

Here are five types of fruits that can help you maintain your health during the rainy season.

Papaya

Whenever you experience digestive problems, a solution that comes to mind is to eat papaya. This fruit has the enzyme papain and fibre which can help improve digestive health. But, the benefits of papaya is more than that!

Papaya enhances your immune system, especially during the rainy season. The reason is that papaya is a fruit that is rich in vitamin C. Just so you know, one medium papaya contains about 200 per cent of your daily vitamin C needs.

If you are going to buy papaya, go for one that has soft skin and is reddish-orange in colour. You can eat papaya chunks directly, or combine them with pineapple and mango for a refreshing tropical fruit salad.

Apple

Did you know that the secret substance in apples plays a role in maintaining the health of the human body? It’s called quercetin. These substances help boost the immune system and prevent the influenza virus that often infects the human body during the rainy seasons.

Apart from that, apples also contain vitamins A, B1, B2 and C and minerals such as phosphorus, iodine, calcium, and iron. These nutrients are essential for the growth of bones, skin, muscles, nerves and brain.

You must have heard that apples should be consumed directly with the skin. Do you know the reason? Here are the facts: the powerful quercetin substance is found on apple skins.

Pear

Did you know that pears are a juicy fruit high in fibre! By eating medium-sized pears, you will achieve about 22 per cent of your daily fibre needs.

However, dietary fibre in the body also plays an important role in regulating the immune system. Thus, the pear is an excellent choice of nutrition during the rainy season, so that you can avoid various diseases.

Like other fruits, pears will also provide optimal benefits by directly consuming it. However, you can also process pears into juice or smoothies as a variation.

Pomegranate

Pomegranates are one of the most overpowered fruits! These fruits are rich in nutrients such as iron, vitamins, A, C and E which help increase immunity during the rainy season. In addition to that, the folate and vitamin B in it will ensure that the blood circulation runs smoothly so that your body temperature remains stable during cold temperatures.

As a bonus, you will also receive antioxidants from the pomegranate. These substances can prevent various diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and cancer.

For those of you who wish to eat a pomegranate, here are some tips you need to know. First off, you have to cut the fruit in half. Then, put the little red grains into a bowl. Finally, the pomegranate is ready to be eaten without creating a mess.

Peach

How are peaches able to support a person’s immunity? This fruit can meet up to 15 per cent of your daily vitamin C needs. These nutrients are needed to produce several immune cells which are important to protect you during this rainy season.

Furthermore, peaches will also supply 10 per cent of your vitamin A needs. Vitamin A helps the formation of mucous membranes in the respiratory tract so that it becomes a barrier and prevents the entry of germs into the body.

In Indonesia, you can find peaches in stores or large supermarkets. After getting the peach you want, you can immediately eat the fruit with its fibre-rich skin. But, make sure you wash the fruit properly to remove bacteria and pesticide residue. Besides being eaten directly, you can also use peaches as a topping for breakfast cereal.

These fruits can be a snack during a relaxed atmosphere at home, or as provisions while travelling. By eating fruits regularly, you can maintain your health during the rainy season.

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