Healthy Summer Eating: Tips for a Fitter You

Healthy Summer Eating: Tips for a Fitter You

Summer is here, and it's time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. But with the heat comes the challenge of staying healthy and hydrated. That's why we've put together a guide to healthy summer eating, with tips for a fitter you.

But before we discuss tips & tricks, we need to look at summer from an Ayurvedic perspective. It focuses on holistic health as it is a traditional Indian medicine system. Holistic health is the key to overall wellbeing and balance in physical, emotional, and spiritual state. According to Ayurveda each season has its unique energy, and we need to adjust our diet and lifestyle accordingly to maintain balance. Summer energy is hot, light, and sharp, so we should consume cooling, hydrating, and nutritious foods.

Beat the Summer Heat 


One of the most effective ways to stay cool and hydrated in the summer is by eating seasonal fruits and vegetables. 

  • Watermelon is a classic summer fruit that's refreshing and hydrating. 
  • Cucumbers are also an ideal choice, as they're high in water content and contain vitamins and minerals. 
  • And don't forget about coconut water, which is a natural electrolyte drink that rehydrates the body. 
  • An excellent source of electrolytes is Terra Origin Tropical Superfoods. It is an immune formula and micronutrient-rich blend of fruits and phytonutrients. 


Boost Your Summer Meals with Flavorful Herbs & Spices


Another way to add flavor and health benefits to your summer meals is by incorporating herbs and spices. 

  • Fennel is a refreshing herb that aids digestion and freshens the breath. 
  • Coriander is a herb that cools the body and is great for digestion. 
  • And cumin is a spice that aids digestion and cools the body.

Along with it, you can include Terra Origin Green Superfoods, which is a super blend of 35+ vegetables, an immunity booster formula. A micronutrient-rich blend keeps you energised throughout the day! 


Healthy Cooking Methods

When cooking during the summer months, it's critical to choose healthy methods that don't add extra heat to the body.  



Grilling is an excellent option, as it enhances flavour without adding extra fat. And using fresh herbs and spices can also improve flavour without extra calories. 



Boiling and Steaming - another recommended way to cook is moist-heat cooking. These methods are beneficial for calorie management because they usually don’t require oil or butter. Poaching is another moist-heat technique which is an underused way to cook.  



Roasting and Broiling are the cooking methods that are not completely healthy but can be included by balancing them with other cooking modes in rotation. 


Revamp Your Diet with Raw Veggie Slices & Tasty Dressings!

The most delicious way to eat your diet this season is by slicing up raw vegetables, and there are many delicious ways to do it. You can dress them up nicely, blanch them a bit, try new-to-you veggies or shred them in salads! Pair it with a dip of Greek yoghurt, a splash of olive oil, a pinch of salt & black pepper, and herbs like basil, mint, cilantro or parsley! 


Stay Mindful While Eating in Summer


Mindful eating is also important during the summer months. With all the outdoor activities and social events, it's easy to get distracted and eat mindlessly. But taking the time to savour your food and pay attention to your body's hunger and fullness signals can help you make healthier choices and avoid overeating.


Stay Hydrated in Summer 


And of course, hydration is key during summer. Drinking plenty of water is a must, but you can also mix it up with other hydrating beverages like lemonade, Tropical Superfoods & Green Superfoods and buttermilk. Just be sure to avoid sugary drinks that can dehydrate the body.



So there you have it – our guide to healthy summer eating. By incorporating cooling fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices, healthy cooking methods, mindful eating, and hydration into your summer routine, you can stay active, fit, and energized all season long. Remember to listen to your body and adjust your diet and lifestyle as needed to maintain balance and well-being. Happy summer!