Here are some of the best foods to eat this summer…
Summer is the perfect time to buy fruits and vegetables. Look for fresh seasonal ingredients that are low in fat, cooling, light and nutritious. Here are some of our top ingredients and recipes to try out this summer!
Watermelon is a great example as it 92% water so will keep you hydrated, as well as making you feel fuller for longer. As well as being an anti-inflammatory, it promotes healthy skin and hair and can improve your digestive system.
Gazpacho is a wonderful summer alternative to a warm winter soup. Whatever the ingredients, gazpacho is a healthy soup rich in minerals, antioxidants, fiber and in vitamins C, A and E. It is usually made with tomatoes which are high in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that offers sun protection, improved heart health and lowers the risk of certain types of cancers.
Ceviche is so quick and simple, yet it’s a bit of show stopper. Pair any raw fish/shellfish with lime, onion and fresh herbs then let it marinate for 10 minutes and you’ll have a zesty bowl of goodness! The omega-3 fatty acids are healthy unsaturated fats that reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by fighting inflammation and lowering blood pressure. The limes are high in vitamin C, promoting healthy skin.
Pair your ceviche or grilled chicken/fish with a light and delicious fruit salsa. Salsa doesn’t have to be savoury. Throw in some mango, pineapple and mint to your classic tomato salsa to get you feeling fruity and fresh. Mango in moderation is a great source of fiber, vitamins and iron.
Summer is filled full of superfoods, so there is no excuse to not get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals. Keep an eye out on socials for upcoming summer recipes to get stuck into over the next few months!