3+1 foods that keep you cool during the hot summer days!

With temperatures rising up this week keeping fully hydrated by drinking plenty of water is of great importance during the hot summer months. Dizziness, fatigue, lack of concentration and other acute symptoms of dehydration can at least compromise your wellbeing status during the day. Besides drinking plenty of water, wisely choosing the foods you eat during that period of time may help you a lot stay cool

Divine You Mag - 3+1 foods that keep you cool during the hot summer days

Divine You Mag – foods that keep you cool during the hot summer days

and very well hydrated. Here are some fruits and vegetables that help you stay healthy and cool:

Watermelon
Watermelon contains up to 90 percent water and loads of vitamin A and C, nutrients really essential for a healthy skin! Eat it separately as a snack, or add it at your salads and make them a heat-blasting light meal!

Citrus Fruits
Citrus fruits, including oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes, are among the most cooling of all fruits. As they contain a wide array of phytonutrients and vitamin C, citrus fruits are considered as superfoods for healthy skin. So, start every day with a tall glass of chilled lemon water to cleanse your system, energize your body and stay very well hydrated!

Cucumber
Except from the fact that cucumbers are extremely low in calories and sugars, they contain significant amounts of vitamin B, phosphorus, calcium, zinc and other minerals. One cup of raw cucumber gives you the water contained in one glass, meaning that this vegetable keeps you well hydrated but its diuretic properties in the same time flushes toxins out of your body!

Berries
Rich in vitamin C and many other types of antioxidants, berries -strawberries, blueberries, cranberries- are packed with loads of water. According to traditional Chinese medicine, these are the fruits that generate a cold energy in the body as they considered being alkaline, yin fruits. Use them to give your water an interesting flavor and color, as well as a higher hydration effect.

At Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso we offer a big variety of this nutritious foods in all our menus in order to keep you well hydrated.