Hot, summer days are approaching and and with them come the long-awaited holidays and weekends at the seaside or the pool. To make sure you enjoy this summer to the fullest, you need to prepare and make some changes in your diet and daily habits. These changes in the daily routine will help you be in your best shape possible and also are a great way to keep you healthy, moisturized and radiant.
Beauty from Within
Though the spiritual side plays an essential role in our lives this is not about that: giving enough attention to the inside of your body can only result in an attractive appearance. No cosmetic treatment will have any real chances of success unless we provide the body with necessary vitamins and minerals intake. A beautiful young skin requires vitamin A, C and zinc. Vitamin A is found mainly in red and yellow fruits and vegetables (apricots, melons, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, etc.) and to reach your normal zinc levels consume whole grains, nuts and seeds, eggs and shellfish. Vitamin C is easily destroyed by cooking or storage, so a supplement might come in handy. As a tip, we suggest you start each day by drinking a glass of water in which you have added the juice from a lemon.
Take Your Fitness to the Beach
For example, simply walking on the dry sand can boost fitness levels and burn 2.7 more energy than walking on hard surfaces. Those hips and glutes will certainly appreciate even a brisk walk if running is not your thing.
Seawater has a number of hard to neglect benefits: it stimulates white blood cells and therefor boosts immunity levels, it can fight germs and soothe skin, relieves joints pain and very important, it calms the mind.
Swimming in the sea is not only fun but also a killer workout: fighting against the waves burns more energy.
Get plenty of sun for a happy heart: the UV rays help the body release nitric oxide which reduces blood pressure.
Beauty Detox Smoothies
- 1/2 romaine lettuce chopped
- 1 celery stalk chopped
- 1/2 apple chopped
- 1/2 pear chopped
- 1 tsp golden berries or goji berries
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- the juice from 1/2 lemon
- 1 tsp lucuma powder
- 1 tsp spirulina powder
- 200 ml water
Blend until smooth and creamy and enjoy a boost of omega-3 for amazing skin.
Cherry Choco Greens Smoothie
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1/2 cup cherries, pitted
- a large handful of kale or spinach
- 1/2 tsp maca powder
- 1 tbsp shelled hemp seeds
- 200 ml almond milk
Blend and enjoy- it is great as a post workout treat since cherries have anti-inflammatory properties and help release muscular pain.
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 1/2 cup cherries
- 1 banana
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Blend and enjoy the relaxing and energizing effects of this smoothie! Add a pinch of your favourite seeds for extra vitamins and mineral intake. This smoothie is packed with antioxidants, the berries are a great source of fibers and they help you keep a sharp mind and enjoy a healthy digestive system.
Make sure you make the most of this summer: have fun, enjoy the outdoors as much as possible, stay active and healthy!