During the day it is essential to drink at least one liter of water outside of meals, especially in hot weather or while exercising, but it is also very important to consume foods rich in water, vitamins and minerals that keep us hydrated and vital to Throughout the day. In this way we will not only provide the body with the necessary liquid, but also nourish it in a healthy way.
In this article we tell you what they are, what benefits they bring you and some suggestions to take them daily. Discover them!
The watermelon Is one of the juiciest fruits, because with just biting it fills our mouth with its juice. Further, Contains betacarotenes, which are great antioxidants and anticancer.
An original way of consuming it is to Beat it with its seeds included, As they are also very beneficial. We will not need to add water or sweeten it, and we can take it to keep us well hydrated.
He cantaloupe , Especially if it is sweet, is a real delicacy. Further, Only contains between 20 and 30 calories per 100 grams , So that will allow us to be satisfied easily. As well Contains beta-carotene and B-group vitamins.
Both watermelon and melon are best eaten outside of meals, since as dessert could hinder digestion and cause flatulence.
As a curiosity, we can crush some melon pulp and apply it on the face As a mask to combat dry skin.
He cucumber Is a highly refreshing vegetable, ideal to add it in any salad. With the cucumber we can also prepare gazpachos, a light dish that will serve as a starter.
Cucumber helps us eliminate excess body fluids And if we apply two slices on the eyes, it will allow us to reduce the bags under the eyes and to highlight our eyes. Its application on the skin also Regulates oily skin and helps prevent the appearance of wrinkles.
Nor can tomatoes lack in our diet, a Great antioxidant and anticancer . In salads, in Gazpacho Or in homemade tomato sauce, will help us in any way reduce the arterial hypertension already Purify the organism.
Grapefruit is one of the least consumed citrus fruits and yet it has great purifying properties that allow us Eliminate toxins and take care of our liver, thanks to its slight bitter taste . If it is difficult for us to eat it we can do it in juice and sweeten it, or cut it into thin slices and add honey and cinnamon.
Grapefruit can not miss a healthy diet of slimming.
The best times to consume it are fasting or before bedtime.
Orange is one of the fruits that give us more vitality . In addition to Its high content in vitamin C, that helps us raise the defenses, Also gives us a lot of energy and that's why we should consume it throughout the morning. At night, instead, we will choose the grapefruit better, since orange could make sleep difficult.
In addition, we recommend that you get organic oranges to use also Its beneficial peeling.
The grapes are a fruit with anticancer and alkalizing properties , And the healthiest way to eat them is with their skin and their seeds, which hide even more benefits. Today we can find extracts and syrups based on Grape seeds , And therefore it will be cheaper to chew them directly when we eat them, or to beat everything together and drink it.
Asparagus are rich in folic acid, iron and zinc, And are recognized as a food that helps us to rejuvenate ourselves. The healthiest way to eat them is to get them raw and cook them in the pan with little oil, whether white or brown. They are also a delicious and light starter to surprise the guests.
Lettuce, rich in water and fiber, is an essential food if we want to lose weight, because if we add it to each meal will help us satiate with less quantity. We recommend opting for dark lettuce, which is richer in minerals like magnesium, and wash well before consuming them. Also we can cook it boiled and eat it at night if we have problems of insomnia, since it has relaxing properties.
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