Summer is a season when we have opportunity to take care about our health properly: eat light and very healthy meals, do lots of outdoor activities, spend time outside playing games, swimming, hiking and so on. It is very important to follow a healthy nutrition plan in summer as a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables is available at the market. Therefore, summer is just the time to put off weight, cleanse our body from harmful toxins and stimulate metabolism.
The world’s leading nutritionists suggest eating not less than 5 types of fruit and veggeis every day. Those can be any types of your favorite greens, sweet or juicy fruit like strawberries, cherries, apricot, pineapple, berries and so on, or crunchy veggies like bell peppers, cabbage, broccoli, cucumbers, carrots and so on. Therefore, preparing light summer salads can be the best way to follow this valuable recommendation. You can add a little of your favorite nuts (like cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts, etc.) and dress your salad with a little of lemon juice and high quality vegetable oil.
Do not forget about the greens – probably, the best summer foods. They have very high nutritional value and are packed with useful natural minerals and microelements. For example, spinach is rich in iron and has very low calories, and lettuce can be an excellent source of vitamin C. Add parsley, lettuce, rocket salad, spinach, and other your favorite greens to your salad, and benefit from a high nutritional content and therapeutic powers of these gifts of our Mother Nature.
In addition, you can prepare the same kind of salads using not only vegetables, but fruit as well. Or, you can try to prepare a fruit smoothie: fresh fruit blended with ice and possible some type of sweetener. A smoothie can be a wonderful idea for hot summer days, or even as a nutritious breakfast. At the same time, do not forget about adding to your summer diet the foods rich in natural proteins, such as eggs, soy beans, chicken and turkey. Finally, try to eat fish products at least two-three times a week.