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What is best in the heat to eat

Although there seems to be this summer, no heat wave, as in previous years, but in some places, the temperatures are rising on some days to almost 40 degrees. The heat makes many people to create. The right diet can help to endure the hot weather better.

In the next few days, especially in the South-West of the country, tropical temperatures are to be achieved. Most important of all, to get fit due to the heat wave, the daily, adequate fluid intake (unsweetened) drinks. However, the right diet can help to survive the hot days better.

Enough to drink

The summer heat added to the cycle, you will feel quickly tired and listless. At high temperatures, the human body, helps first automatically: The blood vessels of the skin expand and can dissipate more heat to the outside, explained the German society for Internal intensive care and emergency medicine (DGIIN) in a message.

At the same time, begins to sweat, what with the cooling of the evaporative cooling even more efficient. With the sweat fluid and important minerals are lost. These losses have to be overcome: While the usual Drink is about 1.5 liters a day, it should be in heat at least twice as much.

The ideal beverage to quench your thirst of water, juice spritzers or tea; Soups and isotonic drinks can help the loss of Salt to compensate. Also by eating the right foods can help to cope better with high temperatures.

The body is not burdened by wrong food

“Fat-rich food, or large portions lie at this time of year particularly hard in the stomach and are an additional burden for the body,” explains Silke Raffeiner, nutrition expert of the consumer advice centre of South Tyrol, in a recent post.

“Easier to tolerate than a” Wiener Schnitzel ” with French fries or a full three-course menu of fresh vegetables and fruit and carefully prepared vegetarian food.”

By regular meals, even on vacation, this hot prevents hunger attacks and that, in consequence of too much is eaten. Raw vegetables and fruits refresh with a high water content such as cucumbers, tomatoes and watermelon provide the body with vitamins, minerals, protective phytochemicals, and liquid.

Vegetables can also dampen or in a little water to gently cook. Fruit salad, a yogurt with fresh fruit or a mixed fruit-butter-milk-drink as a snack or as a wholesome Dessert suitable. And overripe bananas are perfect for a homemade Sorbet without added sugar.

Vegetarian food prefer

Easy cold main meals, such as, for example, a Couscous salad or a pasta salad with lots of vegetables, fresh herbs and to taste cheese (such as Mozzarella or Feta). Especially in southern countries, cold soups like the Spanish “Gazpacho” made of cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers are popular.

Because proteins stimulate the body’s own heat production, it is recommended to heat in General, to prefer vegetarian food on the Grill. Particularly good for this tasty form of Preparation Zucchini, peppers, eggplant and corn are piston.

Instead of sausage or cheese on the bread, Hummus (chickpea puree), or other spread made from healthy sleeve tastes for a change fruits. (ad)

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