7 Dietary Changes to Make For a Healthier Summer
#1 Add More Hydrating Foods to Your Diet: It’s essential to stay hydrated during all times of the year, but it’s even more important to stay on top of hydration during the hot months of summer when you are more prone to becoming dehydrated. Make it a point to add more hydrating-rich foods to your diet such as watermelon, zucchini, cucumber, and cantaloupe. For a full list of hydrating foods, check out our blog post here.
#2 Enjoy a Daily Smoothie: Smoothies are great, and they can make a delicious and refreshing breakfast or snack option during the summer. Try enjoying one daily, adding in lots of superfoods like raw cacao, flax, chia, or hemp seeds, almond or coconut butter, and one of our Magnificent Mushrooms blends.
#3 Swap Out Store-bought Salad Dressing with Homemade: If you find yourself enjoying lots of salads during the hotter months, try swapping out store-bought salad dressing for homemade options to help reduce added sugar and artificial ingredients in your diet. You can make a yummy dressing with things like olive oil, balsamic vinegar, or raw apple cider vinegar and lots of fresh herbs.
#4 Enjoy More Veggies: Now’s the time to focus on adding more vegetables to your diet! Try enjoying some summer seasonal options like zucchini, lettuce, cucumbers, and radishes.
#5 Snack on Summer Fruit: Who doesn’t love snacking on fresh fruit? This summer, swap out unhealthy and sugary snack options for fresh fruit with a handful of nuts or a bowl of unsweetened coconut milk yogurt. Some great options include berries, peaches, and watermelon this time of year.
#6 Try More Superfoods: Adding a superfood to every single meal you eat is an excellent way to help boost overall health. Try adding a superfood to every one of your recipes this summer. Choose from things like goji berries, hemp seeds, pomegranate seeds, coconut oil, and medicinal mushrooms.
#7 Go Lighter on the Caffeine: If you’re used to drinking 3-4 cups of coffee per day, try cutting back this summer as too much caffeine can be hard on the adrenals and can lead to a crash and burn when it comes to energy levels. Try supplementing with Yingery or Vigor to help support natural energy levels and your adrenals at the same time. You may just find that you don’t need that third cup of coffee as your energy levels start to stabilize with our adaptogenic herb blend.
The Bottom Line
Use summer as your excuse to get healthier! For many of us, we are spending more time outside during the summer months, and are naturally more active. So, there’s no better time than now to support your overall health with some simple dietary changes. Try implementing these seven tips to see how great and energized you can feel this summer.