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“We Tend to Forget Granny’s…”-Dietitian Reema Arora on Summer Diet Tips

Summers are here already and so is our dehydration. We decided to interview Reema Arora, a Dietitian from Goa, India. Here is what she has to say about summer diet.

What are your Tips and Secrets for Summer Diet?

Amidst a number of lifestyle problems to deal with, we tend to forget or ignore granny’s simple remedy of eating fresh, seasonal produce.
Consuming foods that are not in season may come with a risk of chemicals and preservatives that are applied to fruits and veggies to keep them fresh.

The sun is finally out, the grass is green, and you’re ready to partake in all those outdoor picnics, beautiful hikes, and perfect pool .But as the mercury rises this summer, you’ll need to pay close attention to one important aspect of your health: your hydration.

You see, our bodies are 60% water by weight, and proper hydration is absolutely essential for our overall health. After all, the water we consume optimizes blood pressure, regulates body temperature, lubricates joints, moves waste out of the body, and aids in digestion.

And with increased summer temperatures and outdoor activities comes increased water loss—through sweating and evaporation—as your body works to stay cool.

So, What are all the Healthy Options for Summer Diet?

Summer bearings include a lot of green vegetables, melons, peaches, corn, mangoes and other fresh and fragrant herbs. Local markets are at their best during summer, when fruits are abundant, and vegetables are as fresh as can be.

Eat your way to hydration.

The good news is that only 70-80% of your daily hydration needs to come from water; 20-30% should actually come from food! All whole fruits and vegetables contain some amount of water, but munch on these top picks for maximum benefit:

  • 97% water: Cucumbers
  • 96% water: Celery
  • 95% water: Tomatoes, radishes
  • 93% water: Red, yellow, green bell peppers
  • 92% water: Cauliflower, watermelon
  • 91% water: Spinach, strawberries, broccoli
  • 90% water: Grapefruit
  • Soaked chia seeds
  • Coconut water
  • Butter milk
  • Sugar Cane juice

Say no to, what? Which Foods to Avoid during Summers?

In Summers indulging in certain foods can interfere with your health. Even eating small amounts of certain foods can harm your body and digestion in small but potentially cumulative ways.
Red meat
Iced tea
Junk food
Deep fried foods
Salty snack’s
Sugary drinks
Sauce’s
Leftovers food

Last but not the least which diets are good for summers?

Keto or Paleo

Don’t go with any fad diets unless a doctor recommends.
The key is to enjoy well balanced meals and stay completely hydrated.

Dt. Reema Arora

I’m a Clinical Dietitian, Body Transformation Specialist, Certified Yoga Coach, Columnist, a welfare worker and had been Crowned as the Winner of ‘Freedom Princess Of India 2018’/ Runner up Of Galaxy Queen 2017’.
Being the Founder of Food Synergy—A complete Diet & Nutrition Studio—My approach is to give customised diet plans keeping there routines & activity on track. I also offer online Diet & nutrition services to the people across the globe.
To scale up my practise and reach out at a global audience—I’ve also conducted many seminars and events on spreading ‘ Preventive Health Care Awareness’, Too.

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For me, health is about sustainable living and consuming environmentally conscious food; I am a vegan.

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