Staying Cool

Now that summer is in full effect, it is time to pull out the beachwear and enjoy the beautiful sun. But with the bright sun comes hotter weather. Here are some tips on how to stay cool and still be able to enjoy the summer!

Stay hydrated

Water is a must! The recommended amount is 2 litres of water, an equivalent of eight 8-ounce glasses, throughout the day. Sometimes water can start to taste boring, but we’ve got a tip for you – add some flavour! Try adding in a few slices of our Fresco® Seedless Cucumbers and some Living Organic Basil to your water. Not only do cucumbers aid with hydration, but they are a great source of vitamins B and C and are known to be great antioxidants. Check out more benefits of sipping on cucumber water throughout the day here.

Try to choose decaffeinated coffee/tea

For the coffee and tea drinkers, you’ve probably noticed that you feel a bit parched a few minutes after finishing your coffee or tea. This is due to the caffeine dehydrating your body. A great alternative to an iced coffee is the Fresco® Seedless Cucumber Smoothie. It’s a cool, refreshing drink that will quench your thirst and give you a boost of energy.

Choose cooling, light foods

Eating lighter meals will require the body to do less work to digest the food. With high-protein, high-fat meals the body needs to metabolize more which results in more body heat production. A great meal option could be the Cucumber Blueberry Butter Lettuce Salad. Cucumbers and lettuce are primarily composed of water, and so eating this salad will provide the hydration needed for a hot, summery day.

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