giovedì 1 agosto 2013

The Summer Diet




With the increase in environmental temperature is important first of all hydrate adequately.
It is not necessary to drink a lot. It should be considered that even solid foods contain water.
We must introduce 1.5-2 liters of water a day to be properly hydrated.
After a heavy meal and a meal rich in proteins is recommended to drink a lot, as after strenuous physical activity.
For the summer then choose water-rich foods, vitamins and minerals such fruits and vegetables, fresh fish, eggs and lean meats.

Significantly reduce the consumption of pasta, bread, pizza, cereals, milk and dairy products that tend to cause heaviness  the high-calorie intake, cause excessive acidity and long-term lead to obesity and chronic diseases.

Increase the intake of green leafy vegetables and colorful as carrots, zucchini, cucumbers, broccoli, and many others, very good to counteract the harmful effects of solar radiation and give us healthy tan.

Consume seasonal fresh fruits  after having rinsed well with running water.

Meat and fish are good foods and properly stimulate our hunger center and satiety at the level of the central nervous system. After eating these foods in fact we feel more satiated and satisfied without that bloated feeling given by a meal made with pasta or pizza.
The eggs then are an excellent source of protein, vitamins like A, E, K2, iodine, selenium and can be combined in a variety of summer dishes and be prepared very quickly.

It would be preferable to replace the carbohydrates of pizza and pasta with fresh fruits and vegetables, sweet potatoes, especially for those who want to stay fit and lose weight without going hungry.  the rice too in its variety of white basmati and wild can be a good source of carbohydrates and a fresh plate in the hottest days.
Prefer honey to sugar and delete other artificial sweeteners.
Do not eat large meals and eat what our body requires without excess.
Avoid drinking quickly frozen drinks.
The rooms with air conditioning or at least all the areas where an air conditioner is turned on and that are air-conditioned cause dehydration.

Prefer fresh fish small fish and not raised as speeches, herring, sardines, salmon etc.
Measure out the salt sparingly, and without over its use.
For the "hunger pangs" especially at the beach,  fresh coconut can be an excellent food, food rich in fact remarkable beneficial properties and excellent to appease hunger.

Not recommended in an absolute alcoholic beverages of all kinds, as induce dehydration and cause a number of side effects such as:
- Nausea
- Heartburn
- Esophagitis
These drinks contain empty calories, which is poor in micronutrients, giving us an initial feeling of energy from reduced insulin production that captures the few reserves in the circulation of healthy glucose that we have. One can then obtain:
- Excessive sweating with worsening of dehydration
- Dizziness
- Decrease the absorption of vitamins
- Interactions with drugs:
   
a) The effect of some drugs can be enhanced:
   
barbiturates, benzodiazepines, anxiolytics, antidepressants, "the famous tablets or drops that we use to sleep " and all the sedatives. EXTREME CAUTION BECAUSE THIS INTERACTION CAN LEAD TO COMA AND DEATH.
   
b) For other drugs instead there may be a reduction in the effect, in particular for
   
hypoglycemic agents (used in the treatment of diabetes), anticoagulants and antihypertensive drugs (diuretics,
   
ACE inhibitors, beta blockers).
   
c) Toxic interaction you can have with antibiotics, sulfa drugs, antifungals, the
   
pesticides and statins (cholesterol drugs).

Finally associate the pasta or pizza to alcoholic beverages is highly discouraged, a mix that provides heartburn and postprandial heaviness.

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