For most of us, summer is the most anticipated season of the year. However, summer as a season can be a bit heavy on our bodies. Llow energy level, water retention, sleeping problems, or complicated digestion, related to heat, are common symptoms for the summer season.

To maintain a fresh and light feeling, and to help our bodies gradually adapt to the heat of summer, a few changes in our diet are necessary:

First, and most obviously, the primary advice concerns hydration. With heat, it is essential to stay hydrated throughout the day, but not with any drink. The most important drink is natural water (preferably filtered) and at room temperature, neither hot nor cold, because even if the heat makes us want ice cubes, the only way to adapt our body to the external heat is to give it the same temperature.
You can also try to drink coconut water that is very rich in minerals, or herbal teas made with naturally digestible and refreshing ingredients, such as peppermint, lemon, ginger or liquorice.

Summer is also the time to enjoy salads.
Don’t hesitate to create colourful assortments with seasonal vegetables. You can also add good fats, such as avocado, or a toasted seed mix, to make your salad more complete and balanced.

If you do not digest raw vegetables well, do not hesitate to combine your raw and cooked vegetable salads. It will make the mixture easier to digest.

Treat yourself to seasonal fruit at breakfast or in between meals to facilitate digestion. Fruits are rich in nutrients and contribute directly to our bodys hydration.
Fruit will also be responsible for giving you the energy you need to be active throughout the day.

Don’t forget to eat. With the heat, our hunger decreases, and we tend to forget to eat. However, prolonged fasting can disrupt our metabolism and digestion.
Choose light meals at regular times, which will activate your metabolism, and also boost weight loss.

Limit heavy drinks and foods and/or too salty, sour and fried. Indeed, these foods or drinks will increase your body’s natural temperature, and will also disturb your digestion, making you feel heavy and smeared.
Some examples of foods or drinks to avoid during summer:

Red meat, coffee, alcohol, chips or prepared meals.

Remember, to feel great this summer, it’s very important to get regular physical activity with all these nutrition tips.

Yoga, for example, will help you regulate your internal temperature, but also boost your energy, weight loss and avoid problems related to your circulatory system.

More nutrition advice, and to access my guided meditations or online programs, feel free to visit my website www.couleurbienetre.com or on my networks : @colorwellbeing

 

Adriana Aranzábal

Health Coach

Nutrition & Santé Holistique ° Méditation ° Bien-être

www.couleurbienetre.com

 

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