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Top 10 Superfoods For Summer Season

Its summer time!
It’s time for vacation, swimming and to have lot fun.

But to enjoy every aspect of summer you need to stay fit and healthy. Summer brings its own health hazards like easy dehydration, heat stroke, sun burn and food poisoning.
With right choice of food and healthy lifestyle one can enjoy sunny days of summer.

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It is worthy to know that though the summer brings dehydration and heat stroke, it also brings lots of fresh & delicious fruits that can be enjoyed and it helps to keep our body temperature down.

1. Watermelon

No doubt why this fruit stood first when it comes to superfoods for summer.

Rich in water, vitamins, anti-oxidants & minerals, this fruit is a magic ball that can help you to re-hydrate within no time. Apart from quenching your thirst, delicious pulp of this fruit can help you stay fresh with abundance of anti-oxidant like lycopene.

Watermelon is highly recommended fruit for summer  and can be consumed raw or by making a delicious watermelon juice. Here is top 10 health benefits of watermelon juice.

2. Coconut Water

Coconut is one more water & electrolyte packed gift from nature.

Coconut water is rich source of electrolytes like potassium & sodium. With increased perspiration in summer body loose large amount of water & electrolytes resulting in fatigue & general weakness.

Coconut water is natural energy drinks that provide plenty of electrolytes, minerals and glucose. It helps to restore electrolyte balance within body fluids & help us to stay calm and cool during sunny days.

Drinking one glass of coconut water every day can help to boost energy during summer as well as it might help to lose weight.

Stay hydrated this summer with this natural energy drink rather than drinking carbonated soft drinks.

3. Cucumber

Being rich source of water, fibers, vitamins and different enzymes, cucumber becomes an ideal superfood for summer season. It is interesting to know that cucumber also share the same family as watermelons.

Cucumber provides ‘EREPSIN’, which is a specialized enzyme that can be found in our intestinal juice and help body to digest peptones. It keeps digestive system healthy.

Cucumber posses anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties along with ability to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. [1]

4. Summer Squash

Summer Squash is a perfect for summer meal  with its creamy & soft flesh.

It is a good source of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. It is rich in Vitamin C. It is helpful for its anti-oxidant properties as well as can also helps in blood sugar regulation.

Summer squash is packed with dietary fibers (Aprox 2.5 Gm/Cup) which are helpful to control blood sugar levels by regulating insulin metabolism.

5. Yogurt

A product that made up from milk & helps body to stay healthy and cool down. Yogurt is a rich source of probiotics. Probiotics are the bacterias that helps intestine to digest food easily and keep your immunity up. It is also beneficial to regulate bowel movements as well as for healthy skin.

Yougurt can provide you carbohydrates, proteins, potassium & few minerals.

One can add raspberries, strawberries & kiwi to yogurt to have tasty treat during summer season.

6. Buttermilk

Another product that made up from milk.

Buttermilk helps to fight fatigue & dehydration during summer season. You can have a glass of buttermilk during summer evenings. Buttermilk is a rich source of electrolytes & can help body to rehydrate quickly. It is an ideal drink to have during summer season.

It also works as DIGESTIVE & aids the digestion process. With good amount of electrolytes & water as a content, buttermilk helps body to combat muscle cramps, fatigue, dehydration, & headache. Buttermilk helps to cool down the body temperature during summer.

So it is always better to have a glass of buttermilk than opting for aerated soft drinks.

7. Mangoes

No wonder why nature made mangoes available during summer season. Mangoes are tasty fruits with smooth pulp that helps body to cool down & energizes easily.

Mangoes provides multiple vitamins & fibers. It is a rich source of vitamin C which is really helpful to build immunity. There are plenty of recipes available that can be made from either unripe or ripe mangoes. One can make a tasty smoothy from mango.



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