Lord Ganesha is one of the most popular Gods in the Hindu pantheon. The elephant-headed diety is revered by everyone for clearing obstacles, bringing in prosperity, success, wisdom, health and happiness.
Ganesh Chaturthi is associated with many rituals and celebrations. It’s time to bring home little, cute clay idols of Lord Ganesha and offer Him with several food items including his favourite 5 fruits.
Bananas: Bananas are rich in potassium, fibre, vitamins A, C, B6, magnesium, folate, riboflavin, niacin and iron. It is a wonder fruit for those suffering from high blood pressure and regular intake of bananas helps in maintaining healthy blood pressure levels. Bananas help in preventing deadly diseases like asthma, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular issues and is widely recommended in treating digestive issues.
Custard Apple: Custard apple, also known as Seetaphal is loaded with vitamins A, B6 and C. It also contains good amounts of vitamin V and 40 per cent of vitamin C to meet your daily requirements. Consuming custard apple helps in gaining weight and is known for its anti-inflammatory, immune boosting properties. Custard apple is strongly recommended for those suffering from anaemia for its high levels of iron.
Bael Fruit or Wood Apple: Wood Apple is a rich source of vitamins, calcium, tannin, phosphorous, fibre, protein and iron. The fruits occupies a significant place in Ayurveda for its huge medicinal benefits. It is widely recommended for blood purification and to flush out toxins. The high levels of vitamin C in Wood Apple can prevent Scurvy, boosts immunity and safeguards from a wide range of microbial and viral infections.
Black Plums: Black plums are impressively high in nutrients and vitamins like A, C and K. These slightly tart fruits are also a powerhouse of potassium, copper and manganese. They are known for relieving constipation for its high fibre content and works as a natural laxative. Plums help in increasing the levels of adiponectin, a hormone that plays a significant role in maintaining blood sugar levels. A regular intake of black plums also aids in maintaining blood pressure and in reducing cholesterol.
Guava: The humble guava is all you need to curb diabetes and other deadly illnesses including cancer. The amount of vitamin A is five times more than an orange and it is a powerhouse of protein, fibre and folate. Guava is very high in vitamin C compared to any other fruits. It is an excellent source to boost immunity and aids in lowering the risk of cancer. Guava helps in treating constipation, improving eye sight and a must have for those suffering from cardiac issues.
FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT
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