Summer is the time when body works differently and has different needs, mainly because it strives to decrease the temperature through water elimination.
During the year, our body goes through changes and has different needs and adaptation methods related to environmental conditions. If in winter time we need more energy to maintain body temperature in cold weather, in summer the body temperature has to drop, mainly through water elimination, but, together with this, with the loss of significant quantities of mineral salts.
In addition, in summer we feel the need to develop more outdoor activities and take advantage of the sun – thus increasing the risk of dehydration, may occur variations in blood pressure.
So, it is mandatory to change your diet and enjoy the vitamins, enzymes, fibers and antioxidants.
Raw vegetables are preferred for salads. Warm season offers a variety of vegetables and fruits, the recommendation is to have as many colors on the plate as possible: orange (for content in beta-carotene), red (for flavonoids), green (for vitamins, fibers).
Beta-carotene is a great protector of the body, especially skin and mucous membranes that protect them from adverse effects of the sun. Accumulating that antioxidant, The skin gets a healthy, beautiful and sexy tone.
Choose salmon, mackerel, herring, because they are rich in omega 3. On other days, low protein intake may be given with meat chicken, turkey, fish or eggs.
It’s good to drink fresh diary products, which has less fat (yogurt, cheese, cheese, cottage cheese, kefir, sweet milk), but with measure. By exposing the body to the sun, you will better absorb the calcium content in these foods.
It is also advisable to eat whole grains or whole wheat bread, corresponding with the body’s energy needs. They are high in fiber content, vitamins of group B, E, slow carbohydrate absorption, good quality fats.
Do not forget the daily intake of water, according to the great quantity of water lost in summer (by heat, exercise). We recommend at least 2 liters of water per day.