The summer season is here and everyone is looking for new ways to cope with the season’s heat. While it may seem like a good idea to reach for a fresh margarita by poolside, your choice of cold beverage may have the opposite effect than you desired. But don’t worry, it is also the time when you can experiment with different summer recipes for foods and beverages which can do just what is expected; quench the thirst.
Presenting to you some ways and some tasty summer fruits that will cool you down as the afternoons heat up.
Summer Season Special Salads
When the afternoon sun has you sweating, it’s easy to dehydrate, leaving the body hot and fatigued. Lettuce is 95 percent water so it keeps you both cool and hydrated. Throw some cucumbers on top, which are 96 percent water, and you’ve found the ideal summer season meal.
Try these tasty salads: mixed vegetable salad, pomegranate peanut salad, Sunshine salad
Summer Fruits to your Rescue
Nothing screams summertime like a big wedge of watermelon. It’s time to bring this summer season staple back into your diet. The pink flesh contains vitamins C and A and the antioxidant lycopene which helps in protecting you from the sun. This is the perfect snack to cool off and replenish electrolytes that are lost as you sweat in the sun. What more, you can explore fun recipes for summer with watermelon; fancy a popsicle or tossing in a cool cube in your salad for that surprise sweet element.
Citrus fruits, including oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and limes, are among the most cooling of all summer fruits. Aside from their delicious taste, citrus fruits can keep you healthy and be looking younger. Citrus fruits are considered as a superfood since it keeps skin healthy due to its wide array of phytonutrients that function as antioxidants.
Summer essentials: Watermelon mint salad
Chilled out Veggies for a Chilled out Summer Season
There is an abundant supply of vegetables that can help lower body temperature when the heat soars. The best examples are cucumber, radishes, lettuce and leafy greens such as spinach and arugula, and fresh herbs such as mint.
Cucumber has a diuretic property (especially helpful in the dry summer months), which acts to flush toxins out of the body and maintain healthy tissue and skin. Cucumber is extremely low in calories and has minimal amounts of sugar, carbohydrates, and fats.
Radishes have very high water content and are a great source of vitamin C and potassium, which can help lower your risk of kidney stones. Both mint and peppermint have amazing cooling and relaxing properties, and their brisk aroma has the ability to chase away sluggishness induced by the truant weather. Fancy a cool mint spritzer to while away hot afternoons; not only is it refreshing but it makes for an easy summer recipe.
Liquid Love for the Summer Season
Keeping fully hydrated by drinking plenty of water is of paramount importance in the hot summer months. Sports beverages (laden with sodium and sugar) can actually make your dehydration worse, and extremely cold foods and drinks (like ice cream) could interfere with digestion and sweating, the body’s natural cooling mechanism. So, however tempting it may be to sit on your porch licking an ice cream cone to beat the heat, opt for a wedge of melon instead.
If water starts to sound bland, rethink your ice cubes. Some easy summer recipe involving water would be to ass frozen berries, grapes or melon chunks to sparkling water. It is a refreshing way to switch things up. Now does the summer season look interesting with these tips?