Seasonal fruits to ward off diseases in winter amid pandemic

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Winter brings a whole range of fresh fruits and vegetables with it. You can feel the bright colors of the fruits and vegetables when you visit the grocery store.

Earlier winters were a celebration for us but now the situation is not favorable. This year, the most important thing for everyone will be our own immunity. People have been very concerned with their health because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health experts say that in winter it is common to spread influenza or infection, so it may be that COVID-19 cases may increase during this period.

Most individuals are drinking decoction, juice or green tea to stay away from infection at this time. Some fruits come in the winter season which improves immunity and giving the body the power to combat infection.

Here are some immunity booster fruits to stay healthy in both pandemic and winter;


Guava is considered as the favourite fruit in the winter season. Guava is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, which combat germs in the body and shield cells from any kind of damage. Fibre is also present in guava, which is considered useful for the heart and blood sugar. The fruit also improves the function of the thyroid glands.

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Pear is also very popular in the winter season. It is more delicious and also at the same time its juice is considered very much beneficial for the health. Kids also eat pears with great passion. It is known to be very much useful for the intestine. Pears have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties such as vitamins E and C.


Oranges are a good source of vitamin C and calcium, which is essential to stay healthy in winter. It lowers the risk of seasonal disease and makes the body strong from inside. You can either eat it or could drink its juice, both the way are healthy And also, Studies have shown that the fruit is quietly effective in reducing cancer risk. Oranges battle the radicals that cause cancer.


Apple keeps the body free from any forms of diseases. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, this famous proverb shows the popularity of the fruit as a good nutritious food item. Apple makes the immune system powerful and reduces the inflammation of the body. It contains pectin, fiber, vitamin C and K. Altogether, it is full of nutrition and strengthens immunity.

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Mosambi is a sour fruit which is rich in vitamin C. It is tasty to eat and can also be drink as juice. The fiber in mosambi is very beneficial, so it is better to drink without filtering while preparing its juice.


Pomegranates are another good option when it comes to the winter season. This fruit is excellent at combating hypertension by improving the levels of blood pressure in the body. Pomegranates are also a source of fiber which benefits for the digestive system. And the pomegranate juice is used to treat joint inflammation.

Aside from these fruits, there are several vegetables and products which suits the winter climate. Each of these fruits and vegetables contains some major beneficial ingredients for your health.

Don’t forget that all seasonal produce caters to the needs of that particular season. For example, the benefits of orange are more suited to winter than summer. So, if possible try to include a fruit salad in your diet using seasonal fruits. This will definitely help to get a healthy and nutritious life in the upcoming winter season.