Refuse “empty” calories if you care about your health
Nutrition in summer does not require a lot of sacrifice, after all, it is always easier to control your appetite in summer heat, because the body does not need the extra calories. In this case, it is worth choosing light meals and drink more fluids. Often, this diet not only helps to get rid of the extra kilos, but also improves overall well-being. Here are some tips on how to plan perfect summer diet.
More fruit and vegetables
Summer diet should consist of fresh fruits and vegetables! Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins C, E beta-carotene, as well as magnesium, potassium, sodium and zinc. They are not only delicious, but also have a few calories, which makes it possible to enjoy them without restrictions.
During the summer, we should use more seasonal vegetables, fruits and berries, and restrict products containing animal protein and fat, as their excess can turn into extra kilos. Do not abandon fish or meat completely, but it is worth choosing a lower-fat and easily digestible meat such as veal or poultry.
Drink enough of liquids
While we all recognize the love of summer, heat can often be a challenge. When the temperature reaches 30 degrees, the main task is to maintain adequate fluid levels in the body. To reduce the risk of dehydration, we have to drink enough of water, which really quenches thirst. However, although water is very important, it does not have any vitamins and trace elements. It is very important to get enough of potassium of hot days, which can be found in fruits (especially bananas) and vegetables (tomatoes).
Another option is fruit or vegetable juice, which does not supply body with “empty” calories, but they are rich in nutritional and trace elements. Do not forget to choose 100 percent fresh juice with no added sugars or other artificial additives. It is recommended to drink at least 1.5 liters of liquids daily, and on hot days – up to 2 liters.
Say “no” heavy snacks
If you care about your health, you have to give up high-calorie snacks. Choose not only vegetables and fruits, but also liquids and dairy products, such as yogurt, buttermilk and kefir. They quench thirst and are excellent sources of probiotics, which help to improve digestive system.