Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The unsparing summer sun can leave us dehydrated and sluggish. It can also leave the skin dry, irritated and tanned.
We need energy-giving foods to boost our metabolism, regulate muscle function and provide us with instant energy. Hence, everybody likes to enjoy light and healthy meals during summer since they are easy to digest and don’t leave us feeling bloated, uncomfortable and lazy.
Besides following a hydrating and high fibre diet to stay cool, indulging in power-packed foods can help us stay energised, says an expert.
Dolly Kumar, health expert, founder and Director at health brand GAIA, shares some healthy tips on how to stay energised and make the most of every beautiful day:
- A healthy quick fix is to start the day with muesli along with skimmed milk and fresh fruits for breakfast. Rich in dietary fibre, proteins, iron and anti-oxidants, this power-food is extremely healthy.
- Summer is also the time to indulge in cooling beverages which keep us energised and refreshed all day. Green tea is a wonderful beverage to drink early in the morning or even late evenings. Green tea is packed with anti-oxidants and is known to strengthen the immune system and improve memory. Along with its aroma and pleasant taste, your body is bound to stay hydrated and fresh all summer. Add a dash of honey and squeeze a lemon in your cup of green tea and add some tanginess and zest to your day.
- Munch on healthy sweet and salty snacks regularly. Trail mix is a wonderful snack that will help you regain that lost energy. High on proteins and good fats, most trail mixes are packed with the goodness of assorted nuts, dried fruits and crunchy seeds. The mix provides instant energy from the proteins, dietary fibres and good fats found in its ingredients.
In addition to that, one should drink plenty of water and other fluids throughout the day to avoid dehydration.
(With IANS inputs)