You know summers are the perfect time to switch to your flip-flops, but did you know it is also the perfect time to change your diet? Being outdoors and sweating increases your risk for health problems such as dehydration, skin sensitivities and vitamin deficiencies.
What is the simple and delicious solution to beat the heat? Eat seasonal fruits!! Their nutrients are at their peak in the summer. But they are not the only foods that will help your body feel good during this summer.
Tomatoes are filled with antioxidants and vitamin C, they also contain lycopene, which contribute to chronic diseases like cancer.
Zucchini is a part of the summer squash family, it contains pectin which are linked to increasing heart health and lowering cholesterol.
As the name implies, watermelon is a hydration hero. Watermelon has high water content that keeps you cool and hydrated. It also contains lycopene, which protects skin cells from sun damage.
Oranges are sweet citrus fruits, that are rich in potassium and act as a crucial nutrient in summer. Oranges are about 80% water, so popping a few juicy slices will keep you hydrated during summer.
Yogurt is made for summer eating. Yogurt also adds a dose of probiotics, beneficial bacteria that keeps your digestive system running smoothly.
Coconut water is the best summer drink. It is loaded with essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. It has cooling properties that help you fight against the hot climate.
Enjoy this summer by gobbling a lot of seasonal fruits and drinks and beat the heat!!!
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