7 Healthy Food You Should Eat This Summer
Summer brings fresh fruits and vegetables that are a delight to eat during this intense heat, and in addition to the taste it is healthier for your body. During summer most places in India turn into a oven for most part of the day. In order to beat the summer heat people are constantly hydrating and eating cold treats. However, in summer, one also gets to enjoy delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables including mangoes, melons, berries etc. The local markets in your area are filled with all sorts of fresh produce. Since the produce is mainly seasonal, you may also find the food items with no additives or chemicals. So whenever you feel the heat and wants something cool, drink a glass of juice instead of ice-cream. By doing this you are cutting down a lot of empty calories from your daily quota. We all think about healthy eating and staying fit regularly. Amidst a number of lifestyle problems to deal with, we tend to forget most simple remedy which is eating fresh and seasonal food items. We created this checklist of Healthy Food You Should Eat This Summer.
Watermelons and muskmelons helps in regulating body temperatures because of high water content. Staying hydrated helps in having a clear skin and keeping your memory. They are good for your stomach and helps in weight loss when coupled with exercise. It can be used in desserts, salads, milkshakes and even salsa.
Lauki or Bottle Gourd
Many of you might not like this vegetable but it is very popular for weight loss. It contains magnesium, calcium, Vitamin A, C & folate. It is considered as an excellent blood purifier. This vegetable is useful for high blood pressure and keeps your heart and you healthy.
Cucumber, rocket leaves, amaranth leaves, basil leaves and other summer herbs should be mixed in a salad bowl along with yogurt dressing on top to make a great summer salad. This bowl is full of nutrition and helps in weight loss. You can also use nuts, fruits, mint, peppers, black salt or coriander leaves to make a light and lovely meal.
What to drink to beat the heat?
Watermelon contains approximately 90% water, so it’s the best way to keep yourself hydrated. It keeps your stomach cool and also helps in the digestion. Consuming watermelon will protect your skin from oxidative stress which contributes to the process of aging, clear up acne and brighten a dull complexion. We would recommend you to drink a glass of ice-cold watermelon juice daily during this summer season.
Aam panna can help with digestion, constipation and chronic stomach issues like Irritable bowel syndrome. Make it at home to make sure that you are using recommended quantities of salt and sugar.
Mint Water with Lemon
One glass of mint water with few drops of lemon works wonders. Mint water with lemon acts as a liver cleanser. It boosts your metabolism and helps people who are having a low appetite.
Have two glasses of barley water a day and in case you don’t like the taste then add few drops of lemon or honey. Barley water is rich in fiber, so it prevents constipation and also helps in controlling your appetite.
Tell us in the comment section, what do you feel about our checklist of 7 Healthy food you should eat this summer and what do you eat during summer season to beat the heat.
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