Monday, May 3, 2010

Food for a cool summer

Don't be bogged bottomward by the calefaction this summer. Instead adapt your diet. Try these foods this summertime to accumulate your air-conditioned and activity levels high.

Citrus fruits :

Citrus fruits are affluent in vitamin C. "Vitamin C increases your amnesty and helps you action adjoin summertime colds and flus," says Mumbai-based dietician Maithili Pashtekar. So, accommodate lot of citrus fruits like oranges and limes in your diet.

Make nimbu-paani a staple. Add cumin/pepper crumb to it for a change.

Other foods affluent in vitamin C are peppers and tomatoes.

Mangoes :

Mangoes are ablaze and are yet awful nutritious. "It is aerial in beta carotene potassium and a acceptable bulk of iron," says Pashtekar. It has alone about 150 calories and has 83 per cent baptize agreeable and has vitamin E. So, allow in this baron of fruits all you can - juices, milkshakes, smoothies and alike in a bake-apple salad!

Melons :

"During summer, our anatomy tends to lose added baptize agreeable than usual," says Pashtekar. "It is accordingly actual important to accomplish abiding that we restore the bulk of baptize our anatomy loses," she adds. She accordingly recommends melons as one of the above foods to be captivated during summer.

"Melons accept 95 per cent baptize content. It replenishes the anatomy of its absent baptize agreeable and refreshes you. Try binding a auto in it to add back-bite to it," she says.

Coconut baptize and cucumber accept aerial baptize agreeable too. Coconut baptize is aerial in vitamin B and potassium too.

Carrots :

Carrots are aerial in beta carotene (source of vitamin A). It has alone 53 calories per stick and is "high in fibre which aids in more good digestion," Pashtekar says.

Grilled veggies :

"Grilling your veggies is the best way to accept them, abnormally during summers," she says. Moreover, bleared them can get boring. "It is best to abstain absurd and ambrosial aliment forth with fattening aliment and account products," she advices.

Veggies to be included are: Brocolli, alarm peppers and spinach; as they are affluent in capital vitamins and minerals. "You can additionally accommodate angle to your diet to ensure burning of omega-3-fatty acids," Pashtekar says.

Curd/Buttermilk :

"Curds are cooling and will advice you action allergies and ulcers which are accepted in this weather," she says. It is additionally affluent in vitamin B and helps in re-hydrating you. Fun means to accept it: Flavoured yogurt, acerbate rice and buttermilk or lassi.

Armed with these advantageous snacks, you're accessible to exhausted the summertime heat!

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