The Best Summer Health Foods 2013

The Best Summer Health Foods 2013

Summer is that great time of the year when Nature abounds in fresh produces. You have a plethora of abundant, fresh and healthy choices and these foods abound in health benefits. Here are some special foods that keep you healthy in summer. Try them out, one by one….

eating-corn-blondeFresh corn

Fresh sweet corn speaks summer. It is also rich in antioxidants like zeaxanthin and lutein. They help your body to form filters so that they act like sunglasses of nature and help to drive away harmful sunrays from the body. The sunrays are also bad for the skin as they cause macular degeneration that is age related.

Corns help in lowering that to a great extent. Corns also help in reducing the level of blindness in people over the age of sixty. In such cases damages start occurring much earlier on.

ice-coffee-beachIced Mocha, Capuccino

Summer mornings start great when you have an iced drink to go for. Drinking a cup of coffee may also lower the risk of skin cancer caused from exposure to the sun.

According to a research people who drank coffee a day reduced the risk of having skin cancer about ten percent. The more they drink coffee the lesser is the risk. Decaf will never offer the same benefits.

cherry-tart-pieCherry tarts

Cherry tarts are yummy foods for children as well as adults. These also deliver immense health benefits. You can always get a better night’s sleep by drinking tart cherry juices.

It also helps lessen pain after workouts. You might not know but it is true that compounds in the cherry tarts also help you to get a slimmer frame. According to a research at the University of Michigan, the rats were put on a diet supplement with tart cherry powder and some without it.

Those who had cherry tart were slimmer than those who went without it. The anthocyanins in tart cherries produce a molecule that helps in the fat burning process and the decreasing of storage of fat.

tomatoes-wetTomatoes

Sunscreen should not be the first line of defense against the sun in summer. Tomatoes could give you the extra care and protection you need for setting up a line of defense. You would be taking in more lycopene and carotenoid that which gives tomatoes the red color.

According to a study, people were given to eat one and half tablespoons of tomato paste or one cup of carrot juice daily, for 10-12 weeks and they had less skin reddening in the sun. Those who received the lycopene supplement were also protected from sunburn.

eating-watermelonWatermelon

Watermelons keep your body cool and your mood stable. Watermelon is 92 percent water and it also delivers lycopene that protects your skin.

So eating food full of water lets you take food on lesser calories.

raspberry-womanRaspberries

Raspberries provide you with a great source of fiber. Some of it is received in the form of pectin and some to help lower the cholesterol.

Raspberries have 8 grams of fiber in one cup. This helps in loss of weight and prevents weight gain.

ice-tea-lemon-drinkIced Tea

On a hot day, would you go for a glass of iced tea? Iced tea will lower the risk of Diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. It should also give you stronger teeth and gums and strong bones too. Tea is also rich in flavonoids and antioxidants.

Tea should be freshly brewed and taken. You can add some drops of lemon and keep it refrigerated.

blueberry-basketBlueberries

Fresh blueberries are a wonderful treat.

These will not only provide antioxidants but also save you from muscle fatigue by reducing the free radicals that muscles give out during exercise, according to a recent research by a study group in New Zealand.

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