Delicious Summer Foods That Boost Body Health
By Genevieve Cunningham
No matter where you live, whether it’s a cold or warm climate, summer brings a breath of fresh air. Along with warmer winds, it also brings about an attitude of relaxation and ease. And of course, it also brings a new seasonal wardrobe, fun activities, and a wealth of new seasonal foods. While this means sweet treats such as ice cream and sno cones, it also means a wide variety of healthy options to add to the menu. Take a look at these delicious summer foods that can enhance body health as a whole this season.
Nothing says summer quite like a big juicy watermelon. This fruit is sweet, easy to eat raw, and … just as the name implies … full of thirst quenching H2O. Watermelon is high in sugar for a fruit, so anyone watching their sugars should be wary. But for everyone else, it’s an excellent way to stay hydrated, keep the belly full, and feel as though you’re indulging all at the same time.
The summer is the perfect time to eat a light and healthy breakfast. And for this purpose, or for a light and healthy snack during the day, yogurt can be a great option. Yogurt is full of probiotics, which are the good bacteria that your body needs to keep a clean and healthy gut. Yogurt also has high levels of Vitamin C and calcium, which makes it an even healthier choice for starting the day off right throughout the hot summer months.
This leaves a lot of options. Citrus fruit, such as oranges, kiwi, grapefruit, and pineapple, are all incredibly delicious summer foods. They are also packed with the very important Vitamin C which helps to keep the immune system up and running. They may also contain a certain protein that helps you feel full, which means less snacking and potential weight loss. Pick your favorite citrus fruit, and enjoy to your heart’s content all summer long.
Adjusting your diet to meet the upcoming season can be delicious, healthy, and a ton of fun. Use these foods to get you moving down the right nutritious path this summer. With some careful planning and a bit of knowledge to guide you, your summer diet can get you in better health while satisfying the tastebuds all at the same time.
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