In many parts of the world, it is just about summer time. Think summer scorching sun, sweat, beaches, rising temperatures come to mind. What is so good about it then, it is an ideal time to lose pounds. Yes you read it right if you have been postponing that resolution of losing weight then you could jump start with it right now.
Health is always taking a back seat when it comes to the hectic lifestyles we have. I am just like any of you reading
this, always glued to the laptop most of my day giving me more the reason to say i am busy. Well i have thought and thought well you can never be too busy for yourself. Placing yourself first will change your entire world and set a positive aura around you which you will enjoy. This summer all you need is a strict diet regime (you can treat yourself with goodies once you are done) enjoying the seasonal fruits and veggies and making the most of it. Seasonal fruits have all the goodness they have to offer and make the most of it at the right time for better results. Summers are generally hot and sweaty and the food we tend to have is non greasy and non oily to keep it light and you don’t have to feel deprived of all the rich fruit. Fruits in general a considerate amount of three to four servings a day are high in fiber, calcium and nutrients that are necessary for out body.
Importance of fibre in our life
To be honest i was ignorant myself of the goodness of fibre or knew nothing about its benefits in terms of health until recently. There is lot of awareness to eat fruits and foods that are rich in fibre so that we can digest our food easily. Not only does it help in pushing toxins away from our body it helps in modulating blood sugars.
More good benefits of fruits
- Improves blood pressure
- You can have a healthy lifestyle
- All are low cal foods
- Slows down aging
- Protects against sun strokes which are common in summers.
Berries in your Diet
You know it is summer when you have the vibrant colorful berries in the market, they are rich in vitamin C. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, lovely my mouth waters with the name of it. Just make your pick and you will have a lot to thank for when wearing beach wear this summer. I knew many of my college mates were very conscious when summer was nearing they just wanted to look right in the beach wear. Oh boy and did they look good, you can have a body to die for just with the right lifestyle.
When in Sweden there was an abundance of berries in summer, while we visited our owners farm she had her own berry yard. She recommended that berries are just the right fruit to munch for any hunger craving. Berries are a good source of fiber, which in turn help in lowering cholesterol. Blueberries show they can help improve memory. Blueberries and strawberries are even surprisingly good sources of vitamin E. And they all contain between 4 and 9 grams of fiber per cup.
Serving Suggestion for Fruits
- Use it any salad which you have for lunch.
- Make a fruit smoothie to soothe your taste buds, add two to three fruits and you are set on a fun start on your summer diet.
- Freeze it for making fruit pops the kids are going to drool over this delicacy.
- How can you forget whipped cream, think berries think cream this is one duo which is an ideal snack.
The importance of water in any exercise regime cannot be undermined as well, but we have to understand that this is an integral part of one’s lifestyle. When asked which would be their favorite drink, many will vouch for water i am sure; it not only quenches your thirst but helps to flush out toxins from your body. Have been hitting the gym and the professionals there insist that we drink up to 8 to 10 glasses of water in a day.Use it in your meals and as soups and you are bound to lose weight faster this summer. Our body works on a system, it will try to hold on to what it has so it can continue to operate and water retained in your body will only reduce your mobility.
Eat right and stay well should be the motto of ones lifestyle. A healthy living will not only keep you fit but also generate a positive vibe towards life.
About the Author: Mary is a guest writer for quite a few years now. “I like to share my opinions and connect with like minded individuals online about various topics.” Health is an important asset in the hectic lifestyles we have today, it is important to have lower cholesterol level. Mary is also passionate about Home and garden, Beauty, Fitness and Health.