The summer is presented as the perfect time to forget our worries and responsibilities, but not have to neglect our eating habits. In the next lines we propose to include some light dishes during this time of year.
Food is one of the fundamental pillars on which our health is based, for that very reason we ought not to afford to ignore this kind of habits. In this sense, the summer is no exception to the rest of the year. Indeed, you must know that the summer season means less energy consumption and intake of foods rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for proper function of the body. At the same time, to ensure proper hydration is desirable to increase water intake to a minimum of two liters per day.
During the summer, our body does not require great efforts and work much as it does for the rest of the year, so it ends up consuming fewer calories, so the diet should be adapted to the hot environment. In this regard, you should know that it is advisable to make four meals a day in small quantities and not snack between meals, it will promote weight maintenance. We eat in a balanced way the nutrients from our food, not to mention some of the essential pyramid groups such as carbohydrates, fats or proteins. In the case of the latter, we have to dispense with fatty foods and fried.
Replacing the latter we will go for vegetables in salads or cold soups, fresh and raw consumed. These dishes are ideal because they reduce body temperature, something appreciated at this time of year. Nor should miss summer fruits in our diet, we should take no added sugar.
When cooking in summer we choose lean meats and low – fat grilled fish, baked or en papillae. This type of dishes requires little oil and maintains its nutritional properties. Other dishes equally refreshing and healthy marinades are, that despite the heat is kept in good condition.
At the same time, we must avoid alcohol and sugary because they contain a high percentage of calories. Instead we can choose iced tea, lemonade or homemade juices without sugar.
At this time of year we can move towards eating healthy ice, freezing fruit yogurts a dunk or picnicking these cold desserts accompanied by a piece of fruit or smoothies and juices with ice spoon.
What other eating habits you include in your summer diet?