Summer is a perfect season to enjoy the sun, the sea, and long days of sport. But the heat, the sun and the sea can also cause some havoc in our health. Fortunately, summer also brings a lot of tasty and nutritious foods, such as fruits (loaded with antioxidants), tomatoes, peppers (good source of vitamin C) and other vegetables and vegetables that can help us to minimize such damages. By choosing correctly we can alleviate, relieve and in some cases even cure some of these collateral damages that occur during the summer.
The best salads for summer nights
Let’s look at some of these damages:
- Dry or damaged skin: The person sweats more in the summer, so the skin is less flexible, in addition, salt water and chlorine have a drying effect. Burns and insect bites are also saboteurs for healthy skin
- Fungal infections: What causes them? Being seated in a wet swimwear offers a perfect environment for mushroom overgrowth.
- Dry hair: Overexposure to the sun, salt water and chlorine.
- Muscle cramps: Too much time playing volleyball on the beach (or other outdoor exercises). Muscle cramps appear as a result of overexertion and dehydration. When you do not have enough fluid in the system, there is an electrolyte imbalance that causes your muscles to contracturen. Sodium, calcium, and potassium are the major electrolytes lost through sweat during exercise.
- Eye lesions: Age-related macular degeneration is the most common cause of vision loss and blindness in people over 55 years of age. This occurs when the central part of the retina (macula) is damaged. Excess sun can accelerate this damage
- Exposure to the sun can trigger cold sores in people who are prone to them
Each and every one of these conditions can be improved with a correct diet, providing enough macronutrients and micronutrients.
Here are some recipes for rich and tasty dinners that will help you recover the lost nutrients.
With the abundance of vegetables and vegetables available on the market, the time has come to make salads and use them as a main course, as a basic element of your diet.
Scallops with fennel, cucumber and grapefruit
This recipe has a high contrast: the sharpness of cucumber and fennel is compensated by scallops and juicy grapefruit pieces.
Pumpkin flower salad with tomatoes, zucchini and Ricotta
The pumpkin flower can be replaced with a green leaf like spinach.
Asian salad with crispy chicken
For a salad with the best texture, chop the chicken into small pieces
This vegetarian version of the classic recipes replaces the tuna for beans and the lemon zest replaces the anchovies.
Salmon Salad with Parsley and Capers
A piece of salmon, clean and light, that we can prepare on the grill is a fabulous summer meal. The preparation has only one secret: Do not cook it too much. Salmon should be cooked very gently to make the center juicy and tender.
Cesar classic salad
This recipe rebuilds the salad: Parmesan and escarole (instead of the lettuce) on these ingredients we place anchovies cured in vinegar that will give a special touch to the salad.
White Bean and Shrimp Salad
Legumes and seafood, a great combination for summer nights
I hope you enjoy all these recipes!