Amman, May 14, 2017
by Yasmeen Shawwa

9 Foods That Your Body Will Need This Summer

We are living in times when grocery stores shelves look much the same in December as they do in July. During winter times we focus on consuming hearty foods, like for example sweet potato, summertime brings more salads and uncooked healthy and lighter options..So it’s very important for us to differentiate between foods that are freshly, locally grown and are in season versus processed foods that are available all year-round..

Why adapt our menus seasonally? Because eating ‘in season’ fresh produce has way more flavour and nutritional content as well as being reasonably affordable as opposed to frozen, processed produce.. So during the change of season, which foods should we concentrate on consuming for reaching optimum nutrient content and which foods should we leave sitting on grocery shelves for further notice? CIIN brings to you the many benefits of in season eating by exhibiting the best 10 foods you should start consuming now!

1 || Spinach and Kale

Call them skin savers, during summer, these dark greens bring us three-fold the vitamin C content versus winter versions.. Our bodies convert the Carotenoids in them into vitamin A, mainly protecting our skin from harsh sun damage..They also decrease sensitivity to UV light and mend flaky and dry skin.

2 || Berries

A great sources of fiber. Very high in vitamin C as well as very costly when eaten during winter, indulge in its sweet affordability during summer.. Carotenoids in orange and dark-green foods, which your body converts to vitamin A, protect skin from sun damage.

3 || Fresh Fish

Especially salmon.. They say, every time you have salmon it’s like you treated your face with 10 facials! Call it summer’s hearty food, filled with protein and packed with omega-3, switch your meat and chicken main courses to salmon all summer long!

4 || Peaches

Fresh or dried, peaches are a solid source of dietary fiber. Rich in vitamin A and the antioxidant betacarotene, as well as plenty of vitamin C.

5 || Watermelon

Watermelon contains lycopene, which protects skin cells from sun damage.. Known to be he hydration hero, watermelons have very high fluid content in them, which comes in perfect timing to summer’s hot and dehydrating days..

6 || Oranges

The sweet citrus fruit is rich in potassium, a nutrient that's crucial in the summer. You lose potassium through sweat, which puts you at risk for muscle cramps.. Add it to your menu..

7 || Yoghurt

Freeze your yoghurt and get moving this summer..It’s protein-packed and portion-controlled making it the perfect snack on the beach.. Yogurt also adds a dose of probiotics, beneficial bacteria that keeps your digestive system running smoothly.

8 || Celery and Fennel

The two most powerful diuretics this season, lose excess water weight without causing dehydration. Both stimulate your kidneys, causing them to flush waste and extra fluid from your body, which beats bloat in your tummy.

9 || Figs

This summer embrace the smoothness of figs and the crunchiness of its seeds, simultaneously reaping all the benefits from this unique rich fruit.. Constipation prevention, help in weight loss and many other great effects come from figs.. Filled with vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, calcium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, sodium, potassium and chlorine make it our most favourite fruit this summer..


May 14, 2017