Summer is here and none of us would like to miss the beach fun or the serenity of fly fishing in the streams near Montana, Florida, Alaska, or Colorado. In between all these falls the hitch called good health. If you are looking forward to enjoy all the summer pleasures, you just have to live by these healthy summer foods that can turn your summer into a healthy summer.
Though these are awfully common foods, but we often neglect what’s there in dime a dozen. So, these simple foods are something special and healthiest this summer:
And we already told you, the list is going to include those foods we neglect often and are dime a dozen. Watermelon is one of the healthiest and most beneficial summer foods of all; you should eat this summer, or move forward to the next if it doesn’t suits you.
Benefits of Watermelon:
It contains essential nutrients such as Vitamin A, B6, C, Amino Acids, Calories, Potassium, 92% of Watermelon is Water, and a lot more in modest amounts. Benefits include:
• Keeps you hydrated
• Keeps digestive system healthy
• Makes nails and hair alive
• Reduces muscle soreness (if you are an athlete or exercise freak)
• Keeps skin healthy
• And many more
Did you read corn? Is it really that important and healthy? Yes, it is.
Corn is undeniably nutritious and carries useful nutrients such as Vitamin C, Magnesium, Fiber, Phosphorous, and more. Also the summer special antioxidants preventing from sun rays, called lutein and zeaxanthin are present in corn.
However, when we say corn, we are talking about healthy butter free (can be used but moderately), and related taste enhancer free corn. Benefits include:
• Improves scalp and hair
• Lean people can gain weight
• Obese people can possibly lose weight
• Enhances digestive system
• Good for eye health
• Good for bone health
• Energy booster
• And many more
Off the mark towards something cold and pleasant for perfect summer mornings, afternoons, or even evenings.
Iced coffee tastes well and can be accepted for daily routine easily, and is hassle free to be made. One of the major benefit of coffee includes possible prevention from skin cancer.
It has less carbs and fats and has antioxidants. It is less acidic and more beneficial than hot coffee.
Zucchini is the final food in our list that you should give some of your attention to, this summer. Zucchini resembles to a cucumber and is one of the lowest calorie containing foods.
With almost no amount of fats possibly, essential amount of vitamin C, and lowest cholesterol, Zucchini is the sure shot healthiest food to be consumed this summer.
Health benefits of Zucchini:
• Balances and lowers cholesterol level
• Supports in weight loss
• Possible chances to prevent cancer
• improved cardiovascular health
Above was the list of healthiest foods to be consumed during summer, but in moderate or regulated amount. Excess of anything is harmful and injurious to health. And here is the list of 3 deleterious foods you should avoid this summer, for good health results:
Certainly it is clear about the fact that summer is not the perfect time to intake loads of highly rich meat sources such as meat gravies, red meat, chicken, fish, and more. These foods are high in carbs and fats and can generate excessive heat within the body, agonizing during summer.
Tea & Coffee-
The second most consumed drink after water, Tea, is to be avoided during summer, and you can even replace it with the above mentioned iced coffee, or iced tea. Hot coffee is also to be given less weight to, for these two hot beverages (if carrying caffeine) along with sugar can cause dehydration.
Sauces and Spices-
It is wise to avoid yummy sauces akin to mayonnaise and more. These sauces carry high level of carbs, fats, and cholesterol increasing ingredients. Also, these sauces as well as spices (like chili, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, and more) have been known to generate excess heat within the body.
Therefore, show your wisdom and avoid these foods during summer to get best health results and a well-managed digestive system.
Note: We ain’t suggesting leaving or adopting these foods completely in excess. We are suggesting you to maintain a balance. Certain foods might not be suitable for some while certain may benefit tremendously, thus the words above are more of possibilities than assurance.