On hot summer days, it can be hard to force yourself to work. Lack of appetite and constant thirst do not contribute to good health. How can we help our body? There are several basic summer nutrition rules that will help you feel good even in hot weather.
Scientists have proven that when the air temperature rises by 10°C, the chemical reactions in the body double. In addition, at elevated temperatures body cells absorb oxygen better and human energy costs are reduced.
Thus, in the hot season, the body needs to reduce the intake of high-calorie foods.
How to do it? First of all, review your menu and, for sure, you will notice which products can be replaced in order to feel more energetic.
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What will quench your thirst?
Everyone knows that you need to drink a lot in the heat, but only a few think about what is better to drink. Of course, you can buy something colder and tastier: soda, juice or beer. But most often after such drinks you want to drink even more.
The best thing quench thirst plain wateryou can add a little lemon to it, or unsweetened green tea.
You need to drink often, in small portions. No worse than water, kefir and other fermented milk products will quench your thirst: sour, fermented baked milk, yogurt. Important: do not add sugar to these products. You can also make homemade kvass, this drink is perfectly refreshing and invigorating.
What will satisfy hunger?
Scientists are sure that in summer the body needs less high-calorie food. Therefore, it is better to give up fatty meat, pork chops, pies and cakes. Instead, lean on fruits and vegetables, as well as dairy products.
Also in the summer it is better to eat often, but in small portions that will not burden the digestive system. It is better to transfer the main meals to the cool time of the day — morning and evening. For lunch, it is best to eat cold soups, okroshka, vegetable and fruit salads.
Scientists remind: together with sweat, our body loses a large number of vitamins and minerals. As a result, lethargy appears, immunity is weakened.
To avoid this, it is worth eating fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables and berries. And also do not forget about hygiene. Wash fresh fruits and vegetables thoroughly, and when buying meat, fish and dairy products, do not forget how quickly they deteriorate in the hot season.
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