Summer is here which means longer days and more time for fun in the sun. I am on CBS Las Vegas NOW sharing three summer wellness tips to help you stay healthy and hydrated all season long whether you are at home or traveling.
Tip 1: Stay hydrated
Staying hydrated is essential for maintaining good health and is especially important in the hot summer. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine suggests a daily water intake of about 13 cups for men and 9 cups for women a day from beverages and food and more if you’re engaging in physical activity or spending time outdoors. Replenishing electrolytes in the summer is also crucial because hot weather and increased physical activity can lead to electrolyte imbalances and dehydration. Electrolytes are minerals in our body that help regulate fluid balance, nerve function, muscle contractions, and overall hydration. GoHydrate is a zero sugar, clean label hydration mix that delivers five essential electrolytes and 40% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin D, a nutrient important for immune health. This instant hydration solution is available on Amazon and at GoHydrate.com where you can use code MIA25 for 25% of your first order
Another way to supplement your hydration in the summer is to eat your water. Many fruits and vegetables have a high-water content and can help you stay hydrated while offering essential nutrients and fiber. This summer pasta salad is balanced with hydrating produce, energizing carbohydrates, plant protein and good fats. Simply combine:, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and corn with chickpea pasta for protein. For the dressing , I simply using the Fresh Cravings Lemon Garlic Hummus thinned out with water. Using hummus as a salad dressing hack is a great way to add flavor, cut back on fat and add plant protein to meals. Fresh cravings line of hummus is so creamy and delicious and is made with a short list of high quality whole food ingredients including Chilean extra virgin olive oil, chickpeas and savory tahini, and comes in a range of flavors including Roasted Red Pepper, Everything Bagel and Honey Jalapeño. You can find Fresh Cravings Hummus in the deli section at Walmart.
Tip 2: Eat lighter meals
My next tip is to choose lighter meals which can help regulate body temperature in the summer and help sustain energy levels throughout the day all while meeting your nutritional needs. Consumer research shows that more than half of shoppers are looking for foods with less sugar and more than a third look for fewer carbohydrates on nutrition labels. To build light and satisfying meals, it is important to incorporate nutrient-dense ingredients like lean protein, lots of vegetables and fiber-rich carbohydrates like in these summer salsa chicken tacos. To make the chunky summer salsa, simply combine diced tomato, bell pepper. Pineapple, red onion, cilantro, salt pepper and lime juice. For the base, Iam using Mission Food’s new Zero Net Carbs tortillas which are high in fiber, low in calories and keto-certified with zero sugar. The tortillas are available nationwide in two delicious flavors – original – the flavor that mission customers know and love and Sundried Tomato Basil which is packed with zesty sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil flavors. Serve with grilled chicken and summer salsa for an easy and light summer meal.
Tip 3: Supplement for wellness
My last tip is to level up your wellness by filling in nutrient gaps. Winged is female founded brand dedicated to helping women feel like the best version of themselves with unique formulas to address various needs ranging from stress and mood to pms relief. You can find Winged in Walmart stores nationwide.