1Water Water Water
It wouldn’t be summer if we didn’t remind you how much water you should be consuming each day. Water is one of the most vital substances our body needs for nearly every function. 60% of your body is made up of water (not sports drink, soda, or sweet tea). Remember you should be drinking half of your body weight in ounces every day (AT A MINIMUM). Example if you weigh 150lbs:
150/2 = 75 = 75oz of water per day!
**Pro tip: If you are ever feeling under the weather, drink a large glass of water and see how you feel before reaching into the medicine cabinet.
2Eat the Summer Fruits & Veggies
The Summer season provides us with some delicious, nutrient dense fruits and vegetables that we should we adding to our plates. These include:
This is usually an easy one for folks in the summer months! Sweating is one of the bodies natural ways of removing toxins and cleansing itself. Be sure to enjoy walks or runs outside in the sunshine to get a little sweat going! You will also gain the incredible benefits of Vitamin D!
4Eat Your Olive Oil
Did you know that olive oil is not only an incredible healthy fat that helps provide you with energy, but it also helps your skin resist UV damage?! You can use olive oil as a salad dressing, in your marinades and/or in homemade condiments to make sure you are getting enough this summer! See below for our favorite homemade Summer salad dressing!