Losing weight and exercising can be a painful challenge in summers when you feel tired too quickly because of the exertion and excessive sweating. To help restore the power, and pump up the water levels in your body, here are the best summer super foods, fruits and vegetables that will help you stay cool, even when the temperatures are above 40 degrees outside:
The succulent melon is well known for its water replenishing properties in the summer season. Watermelon contain 92% water and are extremely low in calories which make them an in ideal pick for our cardiovascular health, protection of the eyes and the immune system and beating the summer heat.
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Rich in vitamin A, antioxidants, beta carotene, minerals, fibres and potassium, corns are an excellent pick for those who are looking for a low carb diet in summers. Corn is also rich in folic acid which is known to fight problems such as depression and stress.
Not only in summers, but Avocados is recommended to be taken every single day of your life!! It is an incredibly rich source of Vitamin C, E, B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin K, Copper and other vital nutrients. It is loaded with ‘good fats’, thus they surprising help in weight reduction, prevents diabetes and uplifts your heart health. Oleic acid content and antioxidants helps in toxic removal in the summers.
- Coconut Water
In South India and Coastal India, summers mean coconut water! Minerals like Zinc, Potassium, Calcium and Sodium, helps in keeping the electrolyte balance which we tend to lose out while sweating in the summers. It quenches your thirst, keeps you hydrated and refreshed with its diuretic properties, maintains blood pressure and are undoubtedly low on calories.
If you are looking for a fat free diet, then a cucumber salad is highly recommended for your summer dinners. It contains a good amount of Vitamin B1, A, B6, D, Calcium and Folate and thus, cucumbers not only help in maintaining the electrolyte balance in our body, but it’s the best vegetable out there in summers to help you save from dehydration and flushing out toxins from your body.