Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Published Wednesday, July 21, 2021 with 2 comments

Healthy Summer Food Recommended For Young Athletes


 

A healthy diet is an absolute essential for young athletes. During Summer it becomes all the more important because as temperature soars, body tends to get dehydrated and energy levels tend to deplete. Eating heavy food only makes it worse.

Eating the right food can ensure your body is adequately charges and overall affects performance. Here are some things that will help you stay on top of your game during summers.

Frozen Yogurt

Frozen yogurt not only helps keep your body cool but is also an excellent probiotic – food containing good bacteria which helps promote digestion and keeps your gut happy and healthy. Plus, frozen yogurt is very versatile too. You can have the flavored yogurt for dessert, or use unflavored as dip with veggies or nachos, or use it as a dressing for salads.

Tender coconut Water

Tender coconut water is a great source of many essential nutrients. It’s a delicious natural hydrant that helps restore electrolytes, regulates bowel movements, is naturally rich in magnesium, potassium and calcium. The antioxidant properties neutralize oxidants in the body helping you stay healthy and active.

Melons

Water based melons are not just great coolants for the body but have great health benefits too. These fruits are rich in dietary fiber which keeps the gut healthy. The nutrients in melons are especially good for the eyes.

 Cucumber

Another great summer coolant, this food is also naturally rich in nutrients and antioxidants. Sprinkle some salt, pepper and lime juice in diced cucumber and this can be a great anytime summer snack.

Mint

While mint is not food but is an herb, it can be a great condiment which can be used in a variety of things. Add mint to summer beverages to make them more refreshing, top it on salads to add a zest and use it for garnishing your desserts. Mint helps improve digestion and strengthens immune system. The refreshing smell helps relieve stress and rejuvenates the mind.

Lemonade

One of the best natural sports drinks, lemonade is also one of the most popular. Instead of expensive sports drinks, have your child carry lemonade to practice and games. Add a little salt along with honey to lime juice and top it with water and crushed ice. This coolant will also help replenish electrolytes lost during excessive sweating.

 



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