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What Are Our 10 Favorite Superfoods For Summer?

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Every season brings with it a variety of fruits and vegetables that are beneficial for the body. Summer is finally here with all its warmth and we need to cool our body to remain active. Summer comes with its own set of health issues like dehydration, sun stroke, and digestive problems.

To prevent yourself from all of these you need to keep yourself hydrated and make smart dietary choices.

Here are 10 summer superfoods that will keep you hydrated and cool:

    1. Watermelon: Watermelon is 92% water. That is one great way to hydrate yourself. After a hot day at school when your child comes home, sliced and refrigerated watermelon slices can be revitalizing for him.
    2. Coconut Water: Filled with natural electrolytes, minerals and simple sugars, this natural, healthy beverage is a must have for summers. Coconut water will restore the electrolyte balance of your body.superfoods-for-summer
    3. Mango: This sweet, heavenly fruit can save you from heat strokes. These will instantly cool you down during a hot summer day. The fibrous nature of mango helps in digestion and elimination.
    4. Peaches: Peaches are packed with potassium which is essential for the proper functioning of the body’s cells. Peaches also help in maintaining a balance of fluids and electrolytes, important for nerve signaling, muscle contraction, and metabolism.
    5. Avocado: Avocados are nature’s own moisturizer, rich in healthy fatty acids that are essential to keep your body and skin hydrated.
    6. Cucumber: As cool as cucumber – the saying goes. They are ideal cooling food for summer. They have high water content and help keep your body cool and refreshed. They also contain vitamin C which protects your skin from harmful UV rays.
    7. Summer Squash: Energy deficit is common during summer as you get dehydrated easily. Summer squash is a great source of energy and antioxidants vitamins C and A.
    8. Blueberries: Though small in size, these berries have enormous health benefits. They fight cancer, boost memory and helps in digestion.
    9. Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt cools the body and helps in digestion. Along with protein and calcium, Greek yogurt contains probiotics, the beneficial bacteria that keep your digestive system running smoothly. It also helps to boost immunity and prevent yeast infections.
    10. Sweet Lime: Full of water, sweet lime helps you regain the water and electrolytes lost due to summer sweating. The fibrous nature also helps in digestion and helps prevent the certain digestive issues that are more common during summer.

Fresh produce is one of the best things about summer, so take advantage of the fresh seasonal fruit and veggies wherever you live. Remember, fresh is key. The fresher the produce, the more nutritious it is. Stay cool! 🙂

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