Thursday, June 27, 2013

Food for the hot summer

Ice cream or smoothies?

Alcoholic, carbonated and sweetened drinks, and caffeine drinks are a good choice for summer because they increase the dehydration process by stimulating the secretion of fluids from the body. Red meat should be avoided. What cools?

Summer foods that will save you a cooking course are fruits and vegetables. They are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, such as beta-carotene and lycopene, which offer additional summer convenience protecting the skin from harmful sun rays. Fruits and vegetables are generally rich in water, which serves as an additional source of much-needed fluids and cool at the same time. In addition, these foods are rich in potassium, an electrolyte that is lost through sweating and intense that for the optimal functioning of the body need to catch up.

Fastest recipe for refreshment prepared fruit and vegetable salad made of watermelon, cantaloupe, peaches, figs, pineapples, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, lettuce and zucchini and eggplant.

Excellent choice are various types of smoothies with milk cereal and fruit, which can serve as a refreshing and nutritious snack.

Cereals - cooked and cooled
List of foods for complementary refreshments and a variety of cereals (after cooked and cooled) combined with summer vegetables and seasoned with lemon juice provide lakoprobavljiv meal perfect for hot summer days. An additional benefit of these meals is plenty of dietary fiber it contains, and which encourage proper digestion and prevent bloating, which is partly caused by sweating and loss of electrolytes.

Fish and dairy products
To digest red meat takes a lot of energy that subsequently heats the body. Therefore, priority should be given to summer lakoprobavljivim protein sources, and there is unsurpassed fish and seafood.Requirements for protein will satisfy the low-fat dairy products, and the choice of cheese should be preferred softer cheeses with less fat such as cottage cheese.

Questionable spices
Anyone who ever went to subtropical and tropical regions believed in the spiciness of local food. Chillies, fresh ginger, curry, pepper and other 'aggressive' spices are an integral part of all the dishes hot air. And although you may think that there is no excessive logic as the spices can stimulate the body heat, they save the unbearable temperature. The short-term consequences of their consumption is warming up, but long-term encourage sweating and thus cool the body. Feel free to experiment until you find the one that suits you the best flavors and cooling properties.

Drinks that refresh
The body is because of the great heat of summer sweat cools while exuding toxins and electrolytes and water. To compensate for the lost body fluids and provide refreshments, it is best to resort to water and unsweetened tea room temperature. In very intense sweating are a good choice and isotonic drinks that make up the fluid and electrolytes lost, but again cooled to room temperature for cold drinks too have undesirable effect - increase the feeling of warmth.

Ice misconceptions
In the minds of many ice cream and cold beer are high on the list of summer refreshment, but these are the same, unfortunately, mistaken, at least when it comes to long-term cooling of the body. The intake of any food or drink whose temperature is much lower than the body temperature of the body will lead to a short-term impact of initial cooling. No, but after 15-20 minutes the body physiologically reacts to loss of heat by increasing blood flow to the 'chilled' parts again establishing normal body temperature and time again by warming the body. Therefore, the ultimate effect of a favorite ice cream or a chilled beer still warm body.

Tips for end
A few basic rules of food that make life easier in the summer Zegama:
• The best way to prevent heating of the body is a vegetarian, so enrich your table in fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes
• Prepare food and boiled sautéing, avoid frying and frying
• Avoid salty and fatty foods
• Red meat and meat products replace fish and seafood
• Eat more frequent, smaller meals
• Be sure to eat breakfast in order to avoid a sudden drop in pressure during very hot days
• peppermint tea or fennel, and drinks lime, grapefruit or lemon will cool you down further and assist in the regulation of sweating
• Easy vegetable soup with the addition of cucumber, zucchini and tofu will provide refreshments and compensate electrolytes lost through sweating
• Avoid alcohol and caffeine drinks
• Consume food and drink room temperature 

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