With temperatures soaring this summer and sunstroke possibilities on the rise, did you know that your diet could seriously affect the way you hold up under the heat? Here are some superfoods you need to add to your daily diet, to cool your body down and power it with nutrients.
This popular fruit is high in water content and full of electrolytes, ideal for keeping you hydrated and active this summer. They also contain amino acids which promote blood flow and prevents cardiovascular diseases. Moreover, watermelons are also a treasure-house of Vitamin E, the nutrient responsible for moisturized skin, hair and healthy collagen growth.
Like watermelons, beetroots are a common ingredient of popular summer recipes, for good reason. They are delicious nutrient powerhouses rich in nitrates and antioxidants like betalin, which has anti-inflammatory properties. Their bright colours also make your dishes look extra aesthetic, a plus for all Foodstagram fans!
Corn has been a part of cuisines across cultures, but few realises the superfood qualities it contains. With the presence of antioxidants like zeaxanthin and lutein, corn is amazing for preventing eyesight problems like cataracts and macular degeneration. So the next time you serve corn cobs at a summer party, you are doing everyone a favour indeed!
Tomatoes are rich in potassium and lycopene, which is a fat-soluble carotenoid that boosts cardio health. Potassium also plays a vital role in curbing the effects of sodium and lowering blood pressure. These properties add the much-contested fruit to the superfoods list, especially valuable in keeping cool during the summer.
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