Just as you change your wardrobe for summer, your diet should get a bit of a makeover as well. As the dog days of summer are upon us, you need to fuel your body with foods that help maintain energy levels despite the hot temperatures.
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The summer heat affects your body in numerous ways, from sunburns to swelling to heat exhaustion - the summer can mentally and physically drain you. To attempt to fight the heat you can consume foods that keep you cool and are packed full of nutrition. These foods have a range of benefits, from helping your skin repair to detoxing your system.
The best choices for summer are prescribed all year long - eat plenty of fruit, never skip vegetables, and eat lean protein, but TDM has narrowed down these suggestions to the foods that are most beneficial to help you compete with the blazing summer sun.
The summer season is the best time of year for fresh fruits and vegetables. Some of the season's harvest can help to cool you down and are very beneficial to your health. For example, the peak season for cherries is in the summer and they are packed with antioxidants. That's just one of summer's power foods, check out a few more.
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