This summer, fight the heat with fruits and vegetables
In addition to drinking water, you can enjoy more summer and fight the heat by drinking watermelon, melon and zucchini
It has finally come good weather! Now is the time to take to the streets, fill the terraces of the bars and crammed the beaches of Spain. But be careful, since in summer you have to take into account a series of basic considerations that will allow you to enjoy the vacations to 100%. If you want to be well fed, you will have to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables and reduce the intake of fats and proteins . That way you will get an extra of vitamins, minerals and water.
The human body does not have the capacity to store water. In addition, every day we lose on the order of two and a half liters through urine, feces, breathing or sweat. This amount can be even higher during the summer months, so it is important that we begin right away to hydrate properly.
Hydration is essential to keep the skin young and wrinkle free, although it also has other benefits in the body. The water acts as a thermoregulator, lubricates the muscles and joints, promotes proper kidney function, keeps blood pressure in order, helps in the digestion process, allows adequate cellular chemical function, improves concentration and stimulates memory.
In addition to drinking about 2 liters of water daily , it is also possible to hydrate and combat heat through a series of foods. Forget the steaks and buns during this summer and start taking care of ya:
Summer fruits are ideal as they often contain large amounts of water. This is the case of melon and watermelon , two foods that, in addition, contribute fiber, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.
Other fruits, such as blackberries and raspberries , are able to reduce body temperature thanks to anthocyanins; While the peach , composed by 87% by water, also offers high doses of iron, potassium and vitamin C.
The apple is a source of ursolic acid, an effective component reducing fatigue and fatigue, so frequent on days of excessive heat. Finally, if you are going to sleep outside the house and you are not used to the changes, take banana . This fruit, rich in serotonin, melatonin and magnesium, acts as a muscle relaxant.
Vegetables and vegetables
Virtually all vegetables contribute to the hydration process, although one of the best foods is zucchini , which has 95% water in its composition. In addition, it provides vitamin A and vitamin C, two ingredients able to take care of the skin, the eyesight and the immune system.
The carrot is often used in summer for the belief that it favors and accelerates the tanning process. However, aside from certain myths, these vegetables are beneficial to the body thanks to carotenes, chemical compounds that prevent breast cancer and improve the health and condition of our hair and skin.
Spicy foods, such as chili or curry, make our body temperature drop as we consume them. The body, to regulate, begins to sweat, allowing the skin to cool.