Summer time! Being outdoors more often, sweating, put you in threat of summer sickness such as dehydration, skin sensitivities, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
"Eat local, in-season fruits", says Julie Kaye, MPH, RD, CDN, a registered dietitian in New York City.
However, "they are not the only foods that will help your body look and feel its best during the hottest time of year."
Check out our lists of best food in summer burning days:
While tomatoes are filled with antioxidants and Vitamin C, they also contain beneficial phytochemicals such as lycopene, which contribute to chronic diseases—especially cancer.
Part of the summer squash family, zucchini contains a fiber called pectin, which is linked to increasing heart health and lowering cholesterol.
As an added summer bonus, "Watermelon also contains lycopene, which protects skin cells from sun damage," says specialist.
"Eating oranges replenishes your supply and keeps muscle cramps away," she explains. Oranges are also about 80% water, so popping a few juicy slices will keep you hydrated during your sweatiest summer days.
"The protein satisfies your growling tummy, which will keep you from overloading on salty, high-calorie snacks at your barbeque," explains expert.
Celery and Fennel
Celery and fennel act as diuretics, helping you lose excess water weight without causing dehydration.
Blackberries and Raspberries
They're very high in vitamin C and have 8 grams of fiber per cup.
Green tea is the perfect way to supplement your water intake when it's super-hot outside
Salads with Dark, Leafy Greens
Leave steamed veggies behind and fill up on fresh, raw spinach and kale come summer to save your skin.