The bright and burning sun overhead is the main culprit in making us feel drained and totally washed out. But there are ways whereby you can beat the heat and keep fit and smiling through this excruciating heat of the summers. Your diet is an essential thing for helping you keep fit. Following a healthy diet is crucial for ensuring that you stay well.
The best foods for the summers are light and refreshing meals. Some of the foods that are recommended for the summers are cucumber and mint among vegetables and oranges, pineapple, water melon, sweet lime among fruits. These fruits and vegetables are high on anti-oxidants, potassium and Vitamin A, making them excellent coolants. The fact that they are low in sodium and calories also ensures that you do not take in extra calories. Some other ‘cooling’ items would be raw mango, yogurt, dried coconut, tender coconut, etc.
Keep your body hydrated to help you look healthy and glowing. You need to take in a lot of fluids, be it water or any refreshing drink (colas and alcoholic drinks are a strict no-no), to help to stay hydrated. Here are a few healthy drinks that taste wonderful:
Watermelon is one wonder fruit; it has the highest percentage of water content (95%) and has vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium. It is invaluable in helping to flush out toxins from your body and achieving a glowing and clear skin.
2.Coriander and Mint Juice
This is an excellent thirst quencher during the summers as it is low in sodium and calories but high in calcium, anti-oxidants, and vitamin C & A.
3.Cucumber and Ginger Juice
This cool and refreshing drink is alkaline in nature and therefore, effective in treating hyper acidity. It is also rich in potassium hence effective in fighting fatigue and muscle weakness. It also detoxifies the body and is a great way to keep your body hydrated and your skin healthy.
This is again an excellent coolant, which is very beneficial for re-hydration during the intense heat of the summers.