Summer - time for a tasty and useful food

Summer - it is a good time to go to the "nutrition" to "functional food" that is not counting calories, proteins, fats and carbohydrates, and vitamins, minerals and fiber.

How to eat properly in hot weather?

There should be frequent but not much.There is no need to complicate the work of the digestive system.In hot weather it is particularly vulnerable.In the summer, as a rule, the desire is there only when a strong need.Food increases the metabolism and seems to become even hotter.Between appetite and the level of serotonin there is a connection.In winter, serotonin levels can drop,which leads to the desire to eat something tasty.A summer serotonin levels higher, so the body will not overeat.If you sat down on the protein diet, to drink plenty of water to facilitate digestion.Protein increases metabolism and body temperature.The main cause of fluid retention is a large amount of sodium.Drinking plenty of water will help you get rid of excess sodium,reducing fluid retention.If you do exercise, drink more fluids.You should drink water for half an hour before the start. Drink 12 large gulps every 15 minutes.Exercise in the coolest time of the day - before 11 am and after 4.We recommend 30 minutes after loading not to drink and not have markups below.So how often do you go to the toilet, can show whether you have enough in the body fluids.If the urine is much smaller than usual,and it is dark yellow,not pale yellow,then you are drinking enough.

Top 10 cool products

Cucumbers: 96% water
Celery: 94% water
Tomatoes: 93% water
Spinach: 92% water
Water Melon: 91% water
Water Strawberries: 90% water
Papaya: 89% water
Grapefruit: 88% water
Calais: 87% water
Oranges: 86% water

Mint tea.

This warm drink will help you cool off.Gerbalisty argue that herbs possess or cooling or warming properties, such as cooling herbs like mint and borage remove heat from the body.

Effective thirst quenching beverages

The first is of course water.We must drink at least 1 / 2 liters of water a day - and even more if the air temperature is 20 C more useful to drink a little but often.Drink to the water, not tea and not coffee, because caffeine can act as a dehydrating.

Freshly squeezed orange juice.Any fruit juice is much healthier than canned juices.All the juice is cooled and quench their thirst, and tropical juices are also reminiscent of exotic places.

So everything is still to eat in summer?

You can do a lot of dishes, and using everything that grows in summer at the dacha, or sold in the vegetable store.And for fans of unusual combinations of pick up special provisions.
Do not be afraid to try the salad of fresh radishes with slices of orange, pine nuts and sesame oil.This is an excellent accompaniment to fish.
You can try to crush the strawberries, mix with whipped cream and serve on a chocolate cake, or any other (to taste).
You can marinate berries (strawberries, currants, raspberries, cherries, cherries ...) in the orange liqueur Grand Marnier, Cointreau, and serve with cream.
Boiled or baked potatoes in the microwave oven (young) to file with a cut garlic,cut into halves tomatoes and fresh coriander.Another is sometimes sprinkled on top with sour cream (to taste)
Bring to the table, strawberries with balsamic vinegar or with freshly ground black pepper. Both of these ingredients emphasize the sweetness of berries.
Sweet cherries add a wonderful sweet-sour taste of meat.Especially well they fit with the duck, ham and lamb.

Try to bake the asparagus in the oven with olive oil, sprinkle it with sea salt and balsamic vinegar.
Bake potato (young) in olive oil, cumin seeds and orange zest.It goes well with lamb.
Bring berries with roasted meat,sliced peaches and thyme are perfect for pork, apricots and rosemary - to the lamb.Fruit must be at the same time is very ripe and sweet.
Summer salad: Mix chopped in half the grapes with lettuce, dried walnuts and blue cheese. Before you apply, sprinkle with raspberry sauce.
You can bake the potatoes (young) in olive oil with chili flakes and lemon zest.Serve with garlic mayonnaise need.
A simple but delicious dessert: strawberries dipped in melted chocolate,then put it on a plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Take bananas, cut them in half and served with chocolate ice cream, sprinkled with his unsalted pistachios.