A lot of people avoid eating oranges or citrus fruits because they assume it causes nasal congestion, runny nose, cough or sore throat. SQUATS Expert Manvit Kohli (@theclassicmissfit
)busts the myth this week.
Jantaa isn’t sure if eating these fruits cause this problem or the way of consumption of these fruits cause
this problem. (Fridge ka thandaa mat khao- says Mommy dearest?) People advise others not to eat
citrus fruits during the winter season. Galaa kharab hojayega!
So why does it happen?
Some ingredients in these citrus fruits can cause allergic reaction in some people causing histamines in the body. They can make you sneeze, tear up, or itch -- whatever it takes to get the job done. They are part of your body's defense system.
Eat seasonal they say. Why?
If you notice the citric fruits are widely available in the winter season and gets scarcer as the summer approaches. The nature of citrus fruits is to eradicate the phlegm formed and cleanse the mucus produced
during the winter season.
Citric fruits are rich in vitamin C which also helps to improve resistance against infections too. It is good to eat citrus fruits especially during the winter season.
Orange and other citrus fruits contain tons of vitamin C, which has been more or less proven to shorten the duration of colds.
Since there are no known for sure cures for colds and flu, so prevention is key. A proactive approach to keeping off colds and flu is apt to make your whole life healthier. A healthy immune system starts with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables which will support your body with vitamins such as C, K, A and D.