Mistakes to avoid at the summer table
An adequate and balanced diet is essential for general health andsummerThis is not possible in the summer months. However, you can stay away from some small mistakes and eat healthy in hot weather. Here are the mistakes you should avoid in summer.
Not drinking enough water
In order not to become dehydrated at high temperatures, you need to drink regularly. But you have to be careful what you drink. Although some drinks quench thirst, they do not provide enough water to the body. Drinking water is the most effective way to stay hydrated. Consuming very sweet drinks, such as sodas or juices, quenches the feeling of thirst, but does not provide enough water to the body.
Drinking ice water
With or without the sun, experts recommend daily consumption of 1.5 to 2.5 liters of water.SummerYou should drink water regularly without waiting for the feeling of thirst. Sweating causes a lot of water loss. And the best drink to replace this water is room temperature water. For a refreshing effect, you can store it in the refrigerator and drink it cold, but avoid putting ice in it. Besides providing less water to the body, ice water is bad for the stomach and can cause digestive problems.
Drinking sugary drinks
Of course, these drinks quench thirst, but they do not provide the body with enough water. And best of all, they are high in calories. For example, a can of Coke (330 ml) is equivalent to 130 calories of 7 sugar cubes. For this reason, these beverages, such as carbonated drinks, fruit juices and flavored sodas, should be consumed in moderation. The ideal is to quench your thirst with water.
Eating ice cream every day
Do not deprive yourself of delicacies such as ice cream in the summer, but do not eat them every day. Opt for ice creams instead of sorbet desserts. Ideally, do not consume industrial ice creams for lower sugar intake.
Eating too much raw vegetables
Seasonal fruits and vegetables are plentiful in summer. Many different vegetables and fruits are used, especially to diversify salads. You need to watch out for the intestines that can be damaged by this sudden diet change. Raw vegetables have many health benefits, especially beneficial for intestinal transit. However, if you’re not used to eating them regularly, they can create digestive discomfort. In these cases, gradually increase the amount you eat.
Barbecue a lot
Sunny days are also the harbinger of barbecue. But be careful, this cooking method triggers the formation of harmful and carcinogenic substances. But if you follow a few simple rules, it will not pose a risk to your health. First of all, you can choose electric barbecues. If you’re grilling normally, don’t do it too often and be careful not to burn your meat during cooking.
Prefer ready-made sauces
Raw vegetables and mixed salads are very popular in the summer, and the problem is often the sauces that accompany them. Even if sauces are used, it should be consumed in very light doses. Instead of sauces, you can choose healthier oils such as olive oil.
Storing food incorrectly during a picnic
Cases of food poisoning increase during the summer months. One of the biggest reasons for this is improper storage of foods. First of all, if you need to keep a food cold, don’t forget the cooler or the ice bags you will put in it in order not to break the cold chain. And most importantly, be careful not to overshadow the foods. Finally, avoid foods that are at risk of spoiling, such as mayonnaise or ground beef. Prefer basic menus; use rice or pasta, raw vegetables, cooked meats and fruit.