8 Summer Foods for Healthy Balanced Diet You Should Eat

Get the inside jist on what foods will keep your mind, body and soul calm and cool this harsh summer!

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Summer season is a real test for your body. With sun bombarding deadly UV rays on your body damaging your skin and hair and the blistering heat draining you out of body fluids and essential minerals.

That is why in summer you should pay extra attention to your health and especially to what you eat. You can fall prone to many diseases like heat strokes, typhoid, jaundice etc. You cannot stick to the same diet you were taking in winter!

That is why in this article I have listed 8 food items you should be eating this summer

These food items will not only keep you cool during summer but they will also protect you from various diseases.

Curd and Yoghurt

Food Items You should be eating this summer

 Curd or yogurt is an excellent summer food. They are packed with nutrients like vitamins, phosphorous and calcium which help cure ulcers, allergies and heat boils which occur frequently during the season. It also saves you from dehydration, improves your digestive system and strengthens your immune system. People suffering from osteoporosis should have curd daily.

Having curd daily increases the body’s ability to extract and absorb nutrients and minerals from the food. It strengthens our bone and teeth and helps people suffering from dysentery. Curd can also be used as a beauty product, It is good for hair as it makes your hair soft silky and helps in getting rid of dandruff.


Food Items You should be eating this summer

Eating watermelon is the most delicious way to look after your health according to me (They are a personal favourite). They are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin c, vitamin B, carbohydrates, potassium and minerals. Watermelon is 92% of water so it is a good alternate if you can’t drink 10-12 glasses of water in a day. Therefore I had to include them in my list of 8 food items you should be eating this summer.

Watermelons have high amounts of amino acid which keeps your arteries healthy and ensures ample blood flow to your heart. They are natural laxatives, so if you are suffering from constipation you should just hog this delicious fruit off.

Watermelon is rich in lutein, zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin and an antioxidant lycopene which greatly reduces the risk of cancer. Watermelon also keeps your kidney healthy, fights depression, helps in weight loss, gives you glowing skin and keeps a check on your blood sugar.

Coconut water

Food Items You should be eating this summer

Another personal favourite and one of the must have foods you should be eating this summer!

The coconut tree is also called ‘’ Tree of Life’’ because of its healing properties. Coconut water is a rich natural source of sugar, electrolytes and minerals. Studies show that coconuts have cytokines which have anti- aging, anti- carcinogenic and anti-thrombotic effects.

When you are dehydrated you not only lose fluids but also minerals and electrolytes. This is why drinking coconut water is the best way to overcome dehydration as it naturally isotonic and has electrolytes level same as our body.

Drinking coconut water will also save you from kidney stones, lower the risk of heart attacks and flush out toxins from your body.

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Lime water

Food Items You should be eating this summer

I have seen that a lot of people are unaware of the health benefits of lemon. This little yellow fruit is full of vitamin C, Riboflavin, Vitamin B, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorous, proteins and carbohydrates. Whoa! Did I miss anything? LOL

Vitamin C and Potassium present in lime keeps a check on your blood pressure and don’t let it rise. Also it helps to reduce stress and depression as it calms your nerves and helps you to reduce the stress level.

One of the best benefits of the lemon juice is that helps in maintaining the cholesterol level of the body. It helps to raise the HDL cholesterol also known as good cholesterol and stops the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. The Vitamin C, limonin, a liminoid present in citrus reduces the cholesterol level.


Food Items You should be eating this summer

Don’t creep out. Trust me, once you know the benefits you will suggest it to others as a food you should be eating this summer!

If i start telling you about the benefits of eating onion i might end up writing a book. I remember my mother making me eat onions with every meal during summer time.

This member of lily family is your best weapon against heat stroke and numerous diseases like cough, cold, asthma, Tuberculosis, Cholera, Jaundice, Stone, Diarrhoea, Heat-Stroke, Menstrual Disorders, Dental Problems, Arthritis, insomnia, baldness and what not. It is a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Biotin, Chromium, Calcium, Folic, Acid, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin K. It is also recommended for pregnant women.

Onion has high content of Thiosulfates, sulphides, sulfoxides.
Thiosulfates acts as an antibiotic which save our body from falling prone to bacteria like E-coli and salmonella.


Food Items You should be eating this summer

The tomato is listed in both the categories; Fruits as well as vegetables. If you are a fitness freak then you must be including tomatoes in your breakfast! I do. It is food you should be eating this summer, coming winter and in the long run!

The list of benefits of eating tomatoes in summer is long.

They help in reducing the risk of prostate cancer and is strongly recommended by doctors to diabetics and heart patients. Tomatoes are a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Vitamin K. Other important nutrients in tomatoes include lycopene, potassium, vitamin B6, folate, dietary fibre, manganese, magnesium, niacin, and vitamin E. They are a great fruit to eat in summer.

1 cup of tomato contains 32 calories and 7 grams of carbs is the ideal breakfast combo!! Get going. What are you waiting for? You just received a blograja one-liner fitness tip!!


Bottle gourd

Food Items You should be eating this summer

Bottle gourd also known as lauki in Hindi and is good for fighting the summer heat. 96% of gourd is water and has a cooling effect.

It is highly recommended to eat bottle gourd in summer as it prevents heat strokes and recovers the water lost due to perspiration. It is also a good option for people who are trying to lose weight, because it is mostly water it has just 15 calories per 100 gm. and just 0.1 gm. fat in 100 gm. It provides more nutrients and very less calories and fat.  It prevents constipation, acidity and flatulence. It is full of Vitamin c, vitamin B and trace elements and minerals like iron, sodium and potassium.

So go on and tell your mommies to make Lauki ki sabzi. I am sure that will brighten their day!!


Food Items You should be eating this summer Cucumber

Cucumber is your best friend in summer as they are 96% water and you can eat it raw. Even if you are busy it will take only 2 minutes to finish a cucumber.

They contain vitamin C and silica which keeps your skin healthy and clean also helps in tissue growth. Cucumber’s skin is rich in potassium, magnesium and fibre so it is better if you eat it without peeling, but make sure you clean the skin properly before eating.

Cucumber contains lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol which reduce the risk prostate, colon, and breast, ovarian and uterine cancer.One of the biggest benefits of eating cucumber is that it keeps your brain healthy. They contain fisetin which increases your memory and saves your nerve cells from age related decline.

One cup of cucumber has only 16 calories and 4 grams of carbs which makes them ideal for weight-watchers.

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  • Sahil Tandon

    Most of the people love summers as it is the time for spending the vacations. It brings the feel of joy among the children. Apart from the enjoyment in summers, we have to take a great care of our bodies as we can get into trouble due to various health problems which are common in Summers. Such as Dehydration – which is caused when your body does not cover-up the water level to replace what it was lost throughout the day. To get rid off this problem one should take as much fluids as possible throughout the day. To have a healthy diet in summers one must have green vegetables as their food because they contain lots of water, but avoid overcooking as water and important nutrients will be lost during over cooking.


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