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What You Should Be Packing For Lunch In This Heat

Summer time can be really unforgiving. The heat and the humidity can cause a lot of stress to your body and your mind, especially when you end up travelling or spending the entire day away from home and at work. However, like every difficult situation, there is a way to make the most of it. Fortunately, summer time is also the time for delicious fruits and vegetables that are extremely good for providing a good supply of nutrients to your body. Here are 5 super foods that have been proven perfect for the hot weather.

avocado summer superfood nutrition fruit

Avocado

These lovely things grow in abundance during the summer months and are absolutely delicious to eat. Nature’s butter fruit comes packed with vitamins B5, B6, C, K, folate and potassium, as well as cell-protecting antioxidants and really helps keep your body cool from the external heat.

How to use them: in smoothies, in wraps, on toast, with eggs on the side

watermelon summer fruit

Watermelon

The mother of all summer fruits, Watermelon is best eaten on a hot day as the perfect afternoon or evening snack. Watermelons have the highest concentration of lycopene of any fresh fruit or vegetable. Here’s a trick, just cut them up into bite sized cubes, put them into a container and into the fridge and whenever you want to eat them all you need to do is take them out and bite into a piece of heaven.

How to use them: in salads with feta cheese, plain cut up cubes and as a fresh fruit juice

cucumber summer superfood

Cucumber

Cucumber, often mistaken as a vegetable is actually a fruit and comes with a lot of nutritional values. They are a great source of vitamin B and vitamin C that keeps the skin and body healthy from the inside. Stay cool as a cucumber this summer with this inexpensive super food.

How to use them: plain with rock salt and pepper, in sandwiches

mint refreshing summer health

Mint

Readily available and also very inexpensive, mint is something that you should keep your fridge stacked with during the summer. It aids in digestion, acts as an anti-inflammatory, is great for detoxification and is great for nausea and headaches, things that we all experience frequently during the summer months. One of the best things that you can carry with you at all times, in fact, is a bottle of detox water where you add a few mint leaves, cucumber and lemon to a bottle of chilled water. Continue sipping it throughout the day to feel refreshed at all times.

How to use them: in cooling drinks, for infused water, as a salad herb

cherries summer superfood fruit health

Cherries

Cherries are quintessentially summer and fresh cherries are full of  vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which is why they are a super food and which is why they are so perfect for the heat.

How to use them: as a mid-morning snack, in salads, with crackers and cheese

Beat the heat is summer and take full advantage of the finest produces that the season has to offer.

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