The food that we eat in hot days should be light, refreshing and rich in water. In this way we don’t stress our body with digestion of food, and we provide it with the necessary nutrients and liquid, which on hot days are much-needed. Below we offer you some simple recipes and tips that will surely help you in hot days.
The best choice in hot days is fresh fruit and vegetables, as they contain a lot of water, and represents an excellent source of bio-active nutrients that body needs to maintain health. Besides a lot of vitamins and minerals fruit contains a lot of antioxidants, which are extremely important to the health, because they neutralize free radicals that cause damage to cells.
Antioxidants for example, help the skin to fight against damage in the summer due to excessive sun exposure, prevent the formation of cancer and slow down aging.
Of course, this does not mean that we have to enyoi during the summer months only fresh fruit and vegetables. Just make sure that these fresh seasonal products are often present on your menus. Nutritional experts especially recommend fresh plums, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, watermelons, melons, apricots, carrots, spinach, Swiss chard, broccoli, corn, tomatoes and aubergines.
From fresh fruit you can prepare a refreshing fruit salads, freshly squeezed juices or smoothies. Fruits may be mixed with yogurt or added to cereal and so enyoyed for breakfast. There are a lot of possibilities.
Even fresh vegetables is best to enjoy fresh, as we can consume more nutrients. Vegetables can be used for preparation of various salads or fresh squeezed juices and smoothies. Of course we can prepare from variety of seasonal vegetables very tasty soups, soufflés, sauces and stews.