Five Spring Super Fruits!

I love Spring! Spring flowers, spring dresses, and spring fruits! Strawberries, pears, and kiwis are just a few of my favorites. Growing up, my mom would make sure we ate fruits everyday. And today I still eat fruits 3-4 times a day. But I never really paid attention to the types of fruits I was eating. I just assumed if it’s a fruit, it must be good for you. This thought is generally true, although I’ve learned that certain fruits carry a lot of cleansing properties. I’ve incorporated five spring fruits into my diet that have cleansing properties and will leave you feeling great this spring!

Five Spring Super Fruits to get you cleansed this spring!

Social and Style- Summer Super Fruits Kumquats


1) Kumquats Why: These little fruits are packed with antioxidants like vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and phytonutrient

  • What: Kumquats are an excellent source of Riboflavin, which helps your body metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fats
  • How: Eat Kumquats whole (they are more like grapes than mini oranges). If you have never tried a Kumquat, the taste can be a bit intense at first like a fiery clementine. Give them a try since they are only in season till June in the US!

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2) Pears

  • Why: One pear provides 25% of our daily recommended fiber intake and fiber is one of the best ways to cleanse the body
  • What: Pears are a good source of vitamin B2, C, E, copper, and potassium which help slow down the aging process
  • How: Eat the pear whole to gain all the nutrients this powerful fruit has to offer

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3) Grapes

  • Why: Grapes contain high levels of vitamin C, K, and A that give your immune system a healthy boost. Grapes also help fight fatigue and make for a perfect afternoon snack
  • What: Red grapes have antibacterial and antiviral properties that help detox the body. Grape peels also contain resveratrol (a stilbene phytonutrient) which have been shown to activate anti-aging genes!
  • How: Eat grapes whole. You can also add raisins or grape juice to your diet 

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4) Strawberries

  • Why: Strawberries rank among the top 10 fruits and vegetables in antioxidant properties. And they are good for your heart and helps lower cholesterol
  • What: Strawberries are rich in essential nutrients such as vitamin C, folic acid, fiber, and potassium which help keep our bodies feeling rejuvenated 
  • How: I add strawberries to my smoothies or eat them sliced (with a tiny bit of sugar sprinkled over them)

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5) Kiwis

  • Why: Kiwis are a nutrient dense food (high in nutrients and low in calories). Kiwis also contain lavonoids and carotenoids – powerful antioxidants
  • What: To keep our skin glowing, we need vitamin C. Kiwis are packed with Vitamin C and help improve skin condition and texture
  • What: Cut the Kiwi in half and use a spoon to scoop out the yummy goodness or peel and slice the kiwi!

What are your favorite spring fruits?!

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Comments

  1. Pooja says:

    This list is AMAZING. Just tried Kumquats today!

  2. SwatiStyle says:

    Great posts on my favorite fruits. I also enjoy Blueberries in the spring.

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