7 Fruits for Summer in India

Seven fruits that helps to keep you cool and healthy in this Summer.

1) Water Melon: This fruit is number one in the list as it helps to protect the skin against sun damage and has high water content. This helps to keep you hydrated and refreshed. Good source of Vitamin A and C

2) Mango: Who can avoid this fruit which also known as the king of all the fruits. Mangoes are native to South Asia and it won’t be wrong if we say the National fruit of India. A summer drink called aam panna, a thick juice made of mangoes with sugar and milk and famous in this season. Rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C as well as minerals like potassium, calcium and phosphorus.

3) Papaya: A delicious tropical fruit that helps in the proper digestion of proteins. Extremely high in vitamins A, vitamin C, folate and other phytochemicals. If used for skin or home made treatment gives the fresh glow to skin and slow down the ageing process.

4) Banana: Highly nutritious food to keep you energetic and active. Banana has vitamin A, phosphorous, carbohydrate, and iron and when the banana get ripen, it comprises glucose, fructose, sucrose and fibre. It enhances the mental alertness and boost brain power.

5) Lemon: Like Water melon, Lemon is also an important fruit for summer which is advised to be taken as juice with salt or sugar mixed in water/soda to quench your thirst. Lemon is rich in Vitamin C.

6) Orange: Orange helps in refilling the lost potassium through sweat and the source of vitamin C, thiamin and folate for you which provides you natural UV protection, brings down stress levels and enhance the production of red blood cells in your body. Also replenish the potassium lost through perspiration and provide relief in muscular cramps.

7) Grapes: Grapes are an obvious summer choice – readily available, easy to eat and excellent in quenching hunger and thirst and thus best choice for summers. Low on saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. A good source of Vitamin C and K.



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Precaution against infections and their transmission

Environmental hygiene will help to ensure a healthy working and living environment reducing the risk of respiratory infections and their transmission.An unhygienic environment sets the stage for transmission of virus.The chance of spreading virus and causing infections is more in work place and outside your home.


Precautions at workplace

• Clean and disinfect lifts, escalators, and staircases regularly

• Handrails and doorknobs should be cleaned and disinfected every day

• Counters, tabletops, and desks where there is high human contact should be sanitised daily

• High traffic areas like the entrance, lobby, corridors, and information counters should be sanitised daily.

• Ventilation and cooling systems should be inspected and maintained regularly. Cooling towers should be cleaned and disinfected daily

• In the restroom, disinfect the water taps, cistern handles, seats, counters, and wash basins
•Unclean premises promote breeding of mosquitoes which transmit dengue, chickungunya, and malaria.

• Clean your hand using soap after commuting in public transport such as train, bus or even in yourown vehicle.

What kind of precaution is taken in your office? What method do you adopt to fight against disease? Are you safe from risk of respiratory infections and their transmission? If you have any suggestion or tips to share with us feel free to comment.