Welcome TNH readers,
Today we’re going to enjoy a new immune boosting fruit salad recipe. This is a super tasty, nutritious and power-packed immunity booster fruit salad.
It contains the most popular immunity booster fruits around the world. These fruits are enjoyed worldwide for their amazing taste and health benefits.
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These fruits are well known to contain essential phytonutrients to boost antioxidant activities in your body.
They are capable of successfully boosting your immunity to protect you from various common infectious and deficiency diseases.
Our TNH readers may use the immune boosting benefits of this delicious fruit salad. It can potentially help you to stay healthy during current immunity demands against COVID-19 crisis.
What are the benefits of this immune boosting fruit salad?
The ideas you may get from this fruit salad recipe as your daily meal can potentially boost your energy levels for more productivity throughout the day.
This fruit salad recipe is full of essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants capable of potentially boosting your overall health.
Research has shown that those who strive for their daily breakfast fruit salad with at least 5 or more different colour fruits get an adequate amount of nutrients to have a healthier and energetic body.
Every time, when you look out for fruits to make your delicious salad, make sure to have at least 5 different colour fruits.
The logical reason behind using 5 fruits or making a fun rainbow colour salad is that the fruits with different combinations of nutrition profiles are enough to meet your daily value for recommended nutrients.
Let’s have a look at the fruitful ingredients of your energetic immune boosting fruit salad.
Pomegranate is good for mental health and known to improve memory. It lowers the risk of blood pressure and combats heart disease.
The potent antioxidants available in pomegranate encourage hair growth and fight acne. It promotes bone health and the anti-inflammatory properties help relieve rheumatoid arthritis. It is fibre rich so keeps you feeling full.
Apple is rich in minerals and flavanoids. It increases your lung strength. It promotes weight loss due to high fibre content.
It helps to ease symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and age-related memory loss. It strengthens your immune system as well as gut health.
Orange is a rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants. It helps to keep your eyes healthy and makes your vision sharp.
It reduces the risk of stroke and keeps your blood vessels healthy. It also assists with appetite control. It also promotes healthy skin and helps to repair your body.
Banana is popular as the true energy booster fruit. Its higher potassium levels promote better heart health. It is also a natural laxative.
Vitamin B6 present in banana helps to fight morning sickness. Its mood-regulating serotonin pre-cursors may help your mind and body relax to make you feel happier.
Watermelon is a rich source of vitamin C, essential amino acid Arginine precursors and antioxidants such as Lycopene.
This makes watermelon a great pre-workout performance-boosting as well as post-workout recovery fruit. Watermelon also hydrates your skin well as it is able to make up 20 per cent of your water intake.
Papaya is well known to aid digestion and skin cleansing due to richness of the papain enzyme. It is an excellent source of vitamin (A, B, C, and K), hence a great immunity and blood platelets booster.
It has potent anti-inflammatory properties to prevent various lifestyle-related disorders like cardiovascular diseases. It is also rich in minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and copper to promote good bone density so helps cure arthritis.
Nuts and seeds are good sources of healthy fats, fibres, minerals, vitamins and protein for good growth & repair. They help in body weight management as their fats aren’t fully absorbed, they regulate food intake and help burn energy.
Most popular nuts and seeds that may be used to enhance the taste of your fruit salads are Almonds, Chia seeds, Cashews and Raisins. By the way, these are my favourites and you may also add your favourite ones.
Mint is the most popular herb for oral health as it is a natural anti-microbial agent and breath freshener. Peppermint oil has calming effects on skin irritations.
The mint’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent called rosmarinic acid prevents allergies and helps in pain relief. Mint is well known to help in Irritated Bowel Syndrome symptoms. It also helps to prevent general indigestion as well as flatulence issues.
Black pepper is a good source of vitamin A, C and K with excellent antioxidant content. Black pepper contains Piperine, the compound responsible for pepper’s taste.
Piperine also enhances nutrient absorption rate in your body. Black pepper is also well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Its antimicrobial compounds help to increase the freshness of food for longer durations.
How to make this immune boosting fruit salad?
Prep time: 20 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
- 1 Pomegranate
- 1 Apple
- 1 Orange
- 1 Banana
- 2 cups Watermelon slices
- 2 cups Papaya slices
- 1 handful of Nuts and Seeds*
- ½ cup Mint leaves
- 2 teaspoons of Black pepper powder
- Take a bowl.
- Peel the pomegranate and collect the pomegranate arils in your bowl.
- Peel the orange and collect orange slices in the bowl.
- Cut the watermelon slices and put them in your bowl.
- Cut the papaya slices and put them in your bowl.
- Peel the banana and cut the slices in the bowl.
- Cut the slices of apples and put them in the bowl.
- Put some cashews in the bowl.
- Mix the pre-soaked preparation of nuts and seeds in the bowl.
- Sprinkle the black pepper powder to taste.
- Toss all the ingredients the bowl to mix them well.
- Use the mint leaves for final dressing and seasoning.
- Nuts and Seeds used in preparation are Almonds, Cashews Raisins & Chia seeds.
- Pre-soak the Chia seeds, Raisins and Almonds together, one night before.
- Cut the apple and banana in the end so they may taste fresher.