We all crave that time of year when we get to show off some skin and enjoy being outdoors in the warm, sunny weather. However, the best part about summer is that it brings us a plethora of fresh fruits and vegetables.
And they’re all filled with amazing health benefits.
Find ways to add 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables to your daily diet. A serving refers to 1 cup of fruit or 1/2 cup of dried fruit. The same applies to vegetables. Fresh fruits and vegetables fill your belly and make you feel more satisfied and full.
Here are 10 of the best fruit and vegetables for a healthy summer diet.
When it comes to weight loss, sipping spinach and other juices made of fruit and leafy greens can be a good thing. This is because juices are loaded with vitamins, phytochemicals, antioxidants and minerals that can help add onto the quality of your diet.
If you’re a serious dieter, you probably have an estimate of the number of calories in most foods you consume. Perhaps you even go as far as avoiding high calorie foods and spending your days carefully counting how many calories you eat.
But are you drinking calories instead? This is probably the one area which most health conscious people overlook. Chances are you don’t know how many calories that you’re drinking each day.
While there’s no harm in having a cup of coffee in the morning or unwinding at the end of the day with a glass of wine, the sum of the beverages you drink daily can add onto your calorie allowance and mess up your weight loss efforts.
To give you an idea of just how much drinks can jeopardize all the hard work you put into dieting and exercising, here’s a look at the rough amount of calories present in our favorite drinks.