When the weather is warm and the sun is shining, these healthy hydrating foods will cool you down, protect your skin and help you to detoxify and gain energy. They will even help you to lose weight by making you feel full quickly without the added calories. Today, I will share the first 3 of these fat-burning foods. Ready to boost your confidence at the beach or pool?
Cucumbers are almost entirely made up of water. Most of that water is located in the flesh of the cucumber, while the skin contains other valuable nutrients such as vitamins A and C, and caffeic acid, which helps to alleviate skin irritations and reduce swelling. Looking for a way to soothe swollen eyes or sunburn? Put some slices of cucumber on your eyes and skin for instant relief! Cucumbers will also nurture your from the inside out since they contain important minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and silica. Silica is a trace mineral that is essential for the creation and maintenance of healthy tissue, including muscle tissue, ligaments and bones. Enjoy your cucumber in a Greek summer salad, an alkalizing juice, a nourishing green smoothie or a tasty raw soup!
Watermelon is another refreshing treat to cool you down during hot summer days and nights. The word ‘watermelon’ itself reveals the high water content of this delicious and nourishing red-fleshed fruit. The University of Aberdeen Medical School found that the combination of salts, minerals and natural sugars in watermelon could even hydrate the body more effectively than water! Thanks to its high content of vitamin C, watermelon also protects our skin against UV rays and pollution.
Here's an interesting science-based guide about losing weight with watermelon too.
3. Lettuce greens
Lettuce greens such as iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, mustard greens and arugula are the perfect foods for rapid weight loss and optimal hydration. Most lettuce contains more than 90% water, which makes it extremely hydrating. They are also packed with chlorophyll, which helps our body to purify the blood and detoxify. Try enjoying a mixed green salad with a satisfying raw dressing on a regular basis as a light appetizer or lunch. Even if you’re still eating a lot of cooked foods, adding a salad to each meal will boost your energy and dramatically improve your health!
What are your favorite healthy foods to cool down & lose weight quickly during summer time? Let me know by leaving a comment down below.