What to eat in the heat: 10 products for summerBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/what-to-eat-in-the-heat-10-products-for-summer
In the cold season, our body needs more energy, which it receives from food: soups, hot dishes and other rather heavy food. But what to do in the summer, when it's plus 30 degrees outside the window and you don't want anything except cold tea and ice?
In this case, there is a certain set of products that will not only help to refresh yourself, but also make the body function better, as well as clean itself of harmful substances.
Fresh cucumbers, especially if they are just from the garden, are the best product for summer. Everyone knows that they are 90% water, rich in calcium, vitamin C and mineral salts. It is better to eat cucumbers without salt. It will retain fluid in the body, and you will get "long-lasting" edema. Add cucumbers to salads, make okroshka or eat them just like that in any quantities.
This green fruit is not only very rich in vitamin C, but also miraculously prevents dehydration of the body due to its high calcium content. And in the summer, this is just what you need. Kiwi also regulates the heartbeat and blood pressure. Add it to sweet fruit salads or eat it for breakfast with porridge.
Raspberry berries contain malic, tartaric, capronic, salicylic, formic acids; glucose, fructose, sucrose, tannins, pectin, nitrogenous and coloring substances, potassium, copper salts, cyanine chloride, acetoin, benzaldehyde, vitamin C, carotene and essential oil. Fresh raspberries perfectly quench thirst and improve digestion. Raspberries are able to lower the heat and remove toxins from the body. And thanks to the high content of copper, it helps to fight bad mood.
Another unique product from the garden. Add as much dill, parsley, onion, spinach, and lettuce leaves as possible to your summer salads. Spinach, for example, is an excellent source of folic acid, which is necessary for the growth of red blood cells.
Watermelon is a record holder among the products that quench summer thirst and saturate our body. It consists of 90% water. Watermelon contains few calories, so in the summer it can be eaten safely in large quantities, without fear for the figure. Watermelon pulp contains fiber, pectins, hemicellulose, vitamins B1, B2, C, PP, folic acid, provitamin A, carotene, manganese, nickel, iron, magnesium and potassium, from 5-11% of easily digestible sugars, as well as a little ascorbic acid, carotene, quite a bit of thiamine, riboflavin and nicotinic acid.
Its pulp stimulates digestive and metabolic processes. Watermelons perfectly quench thirst and contribute to the elimination of toxic substances from the body.
Melon has a positive effect on the digestive process, and folic acid is involved in hematopoiesis. It perfectly quenches thirst and calms the nervous system. Nutritionists prescribe it as a therapeutic food for anemia, cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis, kidney and liver diseases.
Pepper contains vitamins C, B1, B2, B9, P, PP and carotene. In terms of the amount of vitamin C, pepper surpassed lemons and black currants. Due to the high content of mineral salts of potassium, as well as calcium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus, fluorine, iron, chlorine, zinc, manganese, copper, iodine, chromium, sulfur, cobalt, pepper is indispensable for anemia, low immunity, early baldness, osteoporosis. Sweet peppers stimulate the secretion of gastric juice. It can be consumed in large quantities, without fear for your stomach. Peppers quench your thirst.
Black currant is considered a storehouse of useful substances and vitamins, since its berries contain vitamins C, B1, B2, B6, B9, D, E, K, P, A, pectins, carotenoids, sugars, organic and phosphoric acids, tannins, essential oil, K vitamins, phosphorus, iron and potassium salts.
Currant is used as a tonic, vasodilator, improving metabolic processes, blood purifying, hematopoietic, vitamin, anti-inflammatory, appetizing, diuretic, diaphoretic. And of course, as one of the best berries from the heat.
Zucchini is perfectly absorbed by our body. It contains vitamins C, A, important trace elements, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium. Zucchini is able to remove harmful substances and toxins from the body. They create the illusion of rapid saturation, which is great in the summer. Zucchini can be used to prepare casseroles, purees, stew them, fry them, bake them — in any case, the dishes are invariably delicious and healthy.
Asparagus is rich in carbohydrates, carotene, potassium salts, lysine, amino acids, phosphorus, thiamine, calcium, riboflavin, asparagine, coumarin, saponin, vitamins B1, B2, C, PP. It has a lot of water, and it is considered an excellent vegetable for a cleansing diet. Soups, salads, casseroles are prepared from asparagus, canned, boiled, stewed.
Try to eat in small portions every 3-4 hours in the summer. This method of eating improves digestion and saves from heaviness.
Do not eat meat and fatty foods at night, it will not have time to digest and will create an unpleasant feeling. It is better to replace it with a light vegetable salad, seasoned with lemon juice.
Drink plenty of plain, clean water. You can add pieces of lime or lemon to it.