As the mercury levels soar, we reach out for the ice cubes and the cool cans of diet sodas, but while they do provide temporary relief, studies reveal that they have more long term effects that may be detrimental. So it is essential to stock up on the right summer foods to keep ourselves healthy and hydrated through the season. Here we take a look at some of the summer foods that should be on top of your shopping lists as the season rolls out.
One of the primary side effects of the hot season is dehydration. We tend to lose precious minerals, one of which is Zinc. Adding bran to your oat breakfast is one of the simpler measures to increase zinc content, while other sources are peanuts, almonds, and shell fish. Watermelon is one of the more famous summer foods and its seeds are a rich source of zinc. To cool off and reduce heat exhaustion, how about renting a water slide from Astro Jump of Chattanooga
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Overexposure to the sun can cause a lot of serious problems including dehydration, summer typhoid, and sun strokes. To prevent these, it is essential to keep the body cool. Curd and coconut water are the perfect recipes to beat the heat and keep the body cool. For those who enjoy a work out, but dread them during the summer months, should turn to sugarcane juice as the ideal summer food. Containing natural sugars, it not only keeps the body temperatures normal but also provides essential proteins and carbohydrates. Dehydration is caused when fluid levels in the body fall below permissible levels. Cucumber, iceberg lettuce, and bell peppers are natural food items with high water content that replenishes the body, and are a must have on everyone's summer food shopping list.
To keep healthy during the summer months, one must follow the right diet. Eating rich, heavy, oil based food is a strict no no and can lead to further fatigue and decrease in metabolism. Light to digest, water rich foods are highly recommended to beat the heat. Pumpkin, tomatoes, mushroom and spinach are the summer foods to stock up on, while fish should be preferred over chicken, although one can cook up a chicken dish with cooling food such as curd.
Our looks are as important to us as our body and mind. Summer isn't kind in that regard, causing bleaching of skin and dry frizzy hair. Fortunately, dietitians come to the rescue suggesting an amino acid and Vitamin E rich diet. Egg whites, flax seeds, and sprouts are light and easy on the digestive system and help improve hair quality, while the favorite summer food, mangoes, rich in Vitamin A help repair damaged skin cells. Also, selenium rich foods like eggs, mushrooms, sunflower seeds not only help give a youthful, glowing exuberance to the skin but also essentially help protect it against the harmful UV rays that we are exposed to in the summer months.
These are some of the many summer foods that this season provides us with and should be made an integral part of our diets to fully enjoy the summer months in good health of body and mind. Add some fun activities to your hot days with inflatable rentals from Astro Jump of Chattanooga
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