Hot days during summer period require extra refreshment and higher intake of water level, because the danger of dehydration is always present.
When the temperatures are higher we are in constant search of something to cool us down, reaching first for ice-creams and cold drinks and air conditioners, fans… We all forget that nature has solution for every problem. There are foods that are natural refreshments for the body during summer period. They provide us with necessary levels of vitamins and minerals as well as water and they also cool us down.
Cucumber contains very high amount of water and therefore is a great refresher. It is a low calorie food and it common in our kitchens. It can be combined with tomatoes, eggplant or zucchini, it is also good with low fat sour cream to create real tasty refreshment. It is also used in flavored waters.
Tomato is to be found in almost every salad. It contains amazing nutritional composition and many health benefits. Besides it is a fine refresher it has components that work as natural sun screen.
Watermelon is one of the best refreshing fruits because contains a lot of water and it can provide the body with many vitamins and minerals. It is juicy and tasty and with so little calories, so it is a perfect summer desert. It’s great in mixes with peach, pineapple and other tropical fruits.
Grapefruit is tropical fruit containing so many vitamins and minerals that have amazing effect on the body. It has bitterly sour taste. It makes an amazing refreshing juice that besides cooling the body regulates blood sugar and the body weight.
Buckwheat salad– summer requires delicious and nutritional meals that are easy to prepare and to digest. You should try buckwheat. You have to cook it and cool it down and then you can add tuna cucumbers, tomatoes, seasonings and you get a complete summer meal.