Summer brings the bright and scorching sun which makes our body lose water and minerals in the form of sweat. A lot of people get dehydrated and sick due to the extreme humid temperature. The sickness can be fatal and cost a life if not cured properly. Beating summer isn’t an impossible thing to do and you can do the same easily by switching to an summer appropriate diet.
Eating fluid and nutrients rich fruit and vegetables can help you fight the hot and humid temperature and that’s why you must consume a lot of these food items in summer. If you don’t know what to eat in summer to help your beat the heat then I am here to help you with this worthy post top 10 vegetables to eat during summer. Al of these vegetables are available online and can be easily imported with a forwarding service and you can have these, no matter where you live.
Let’s stop more chattering and start the list:
Tomatoes consists a lot of water and you consume all its water while eating it. Not only healthy fluids, tomatoes have multiple nutrients. This vegetable is rich in Lycopene which can help your repair your cells and reduce inflammation. When it comes to its nutritional value, a tomato is enriched with a lot of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin B and E, Potassium, Iron etc and tons of healthy fiber.
This vegetable resembles it names and consists many liters of water and other healthy fluids. It tastes awesomely great and the best thing about this vegetable is that it is highly available in summer season. The rich fluid content of watermelon helps your body remain hydrated and cool during the summers in a much easier way possible.
This vegetable can be consumed in multiple ways and can be added to various summer drinks. You can include it in your fruit salad, extract juice, make ice cream, fruit jellies and the best way to consume watermelon is to eat it raw.
- Huge water content
- Vitamins C, A, B1, B5, B6
- Potassium, Magnesium
Zucchini is a member of squash family and this eatable is a staple summer vegetable. Zucchini is being used in many medicinal activities from ages for treating aches, cold and other health problems. Zucchini is a mine of useful nutrients and minerals including Manganese, Potassium, Magnesium, Copper, Folate, Phosphorus, Thiamine etc. This vegetable can be added to your diet in multiple ways such as;
- Baking bread
- Make relish
- Add to raw salad
- Make muffins
- Add to stews, sauces etc.
Digestion problems in summers is common and you must include vegetables and fruits capable in improving your digestion in hot and humid weather conditions. Celery is one of those vegetables which shows proven benefits and improve digestive system of our body. This vegetable is rich in various anti-oxidants which reduces inflammation by protecting our body cells, organs, blood vessels.
One of the staple summer food, cucumber can be included in multiple ways in your diet. This vegetable consists low calorie, high water content, soluble fiber, vitamins and minerals. Cucumbers are also rich in antioxidants and can help your body fight deadly cancer cells and inflammatory cells. When it comes to its nutritional value, cucumber is likely a powerhouse of healthy substances.
- Low calorie
- Vitamin K and C
Fennel is an ideal summer food and you shouldn’t miss to eat it to your diet. Both the seed and body of fennel are consumable and no doubt tastes great. You can make multiple dishes from this vegetable rich in several nutrition including Vitamin, minerals, antioxidants, cyto-nutrients, and many more.
It is also called honeymelon due to its connectivity with melon family and sweet taste. The eatable flesh is light green in color and can be eaten raw. It can be used in various cuisines including salad, soups, desserts, snacks etc. The best thing about this vegetable is that almost every part of it is consumable including its skin and seed.
Honeydew is greatly rich in various nutrients and must to eat vegetable in summers. Other than multiple vitamins and minerals, honeydew is rich in a few couple of antioxidants such as beta carotene, quercetin, caffeic acid and phytoene.
This vegetable may not look much appealing to you but trust me it is packed with tons of healthy factors. It tastes good and can be included in various cuisines as well as can be eaten raw. The nutrition found in cantaloupe not only help you deal with the summer heat it also provides a lot of healthy nourishment to your body.
Berries are called superfood and there is the only reasonbehind this, it’s high content of healthy dietetics. Every continent has its own variety of berry and are available in every place these days thanks to latest restoration practices. Every berry species is rich in Vitamin C and tons of antioxidants which will surely help you lower the risk of health problems caused by hot weather and heat waves.
Figs are my personal favorites and the best part of this fruit is that it is hugely available during summers. It can be eaten both ripe, green and dried. It’s an ideal summer food having green skin and pink flesh. The taste is mild sweet you may not find appealing in the aspect of taste but it has many healthy properties such as:
- Healthy carbs
- Vitamin B6, K
- Minerals –Copper, magnesium, potassium
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle during these hard time of pandemic isn’t easy but consuming healthy food can help you fight various health problems in an easier way. A plate of healthy food must consist a lot of greens including various variety of vegetables. Different types of veggies are cultivated in different seasons and they help you combat the harsh weather.
Beating summers could be easy by simply eating vegetables and a lot of them. These veggies can be prepared in multiple ways and some can be eaten raw too. You must bring fresh and locally available vegetables to eat in summer and to protect yourself from the scorching heat during the summers.