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Monday, April 26 2010

Summer is the season when you enjoy longer days and shorter nights so you should take advantage of the season by going outside more often just to enjoy the fresh air or get some exercise. But you need to prepare yourself for the hot summer heat. Consuming the right food and drinks give you the energy you need to enjoy your daily summer routines. Here are some good foods to eat that can be paired with some cool drinks that everyone should enjoy.


When it comes to eating healthy, fruits are the way to go and one of the best fruits for the summer are watermelons. Coming from its name, watermelons consist of around 50 per cent water so indulging on a big slice of watermelon is a good way to quench your thirst. Watermelons come in large sizes too so you have a lot to consume or you can share with friends. Getting organic sources are best so you can enjoy the sweetness of the watermelon without the added sugar.

Iced Tea

There are lots of different kinds of iced tea mixes being served in restaurants or can be made right inside the house using powdered mixes. They are much healthier than soft drinks and can be a decent alternative if cold water doesn't satisfy your taste buds. For the healthiest choice, go for the brewed tea because they are low on calories. Then you can add artificial sweeteners or clover honey for a nice taste. Fresh mint and lemons add a nice summer zing to the drink, too. Herbal iced tea is another good healthy alternative.

Chilled Soups

Summer is usually the time when people want to slim down, but still want to eat delicious foods. Many chilled soups are not only low on calories, but they cold so you can feel comfortable eating them. These soups will also fill you up so you do not have to eat anything else afterwards which aids to weight loss. Good chilled soups to try include cucumber-dill and gazpacho. Generally, any grilled soups with chunky vegetables make great summer dishes.

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary is a cocktail that is famous for curing hangovers, but it can also make a nice summer drink whether there is vodka present or not. The combination of tomato juice, lemon juice, Tabasco sauce, and Worcestershire sauce make a very tasty combo especially when you add lots of ice and fresh lime.

Salads and Grilled Veggies

A great way to begin your quest for weight loss is to make it a habit to eat more vegetables every day. This includes salads where you can choose what ingredients to add as well as your favourite dressing. You can also add some fresh meat like chicken. To add variance to your meals, you can eat grilled veggies another day to burn more fat. Any healthy veggies including bell peppers, grilled onions, carrots, garlic, and asparagus are tasty and healthy.

These aren't the only foods that are nice for the summer. You can make other nice iced beverages if you have a blender or you can enjoy healthy fruit-based desserts. What matters most is that you like what you are eating and you don't sacrifice healthiness.

Vincent Rogers is a freelance writer living in the UK. He regularly contributes articles for The Online Shopping Centre, who offer the best range of online Food and drink sites.

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