Summer is all about fun in the sun, but don’t let that distract you from staying healthy and hydrated. Today I share four simple summer wellness tips on CBS Las Vegas NOW.
1. My first tip is to eat your water.
Staying hydrated is essential for energy, digestion and more health and water needs increase in the warmer months. You can meet your hydration needs through the beverages you drink AND the foods you consume – namely fruits and vegetables. A nutritious dip like hummus can help encourage their consumption. Fresh Cravings hummus is creamy, delicious and comes in a variety of unique flavors including roasted red pepper, honey jalapeno and everything bagel in 10-ounce tubs and larger family size. It’s made with a short list of high-quality ingredients including chickpeas, tahini and Chilean extra virgin olive oil. Use it as a dip for celery, cucumber and bell pepper – all vegetables that are made up of over 90% water.
2. My next summer wellness tip is to choose beverages with benefits
Matcha is a powdered green tea that provides calming energy and health benefits through its combination of caffeine, antioxidants, and amino acids, such as L-Theanine. Freshly milled ceremonial grade matcha is uniquely delicious and naturally creamy, without the astringency or bitterness that can accompany matcha powders that have been sitting on the shelf. River and Stone Matcha is milled in Minneapolis using the highest quality Japanese matcha leavesnon authentic matcha mills imported from Japan, and shipped throughout North America by priority mail no later than the next day to ensure maximum freshness. Find the Samidori Matcha by River & Stone at Northeast Tea House in Minneapolis or online HERE. You can use code MIA20 for 20% off your purchase!
3. Next, rethink your summer grilling menu.
Besides grilled vegetables like bell peppers and zucchini, be picky with your proteins. Chilean salmon is a low mercury fish available fresh and frozen year-round that contains a unique package of hard-to-find nutrients including vitamin D and omega 3 fats. The APPLEGATE NATURALS® DO GOOD DOGS available at Whole Foods and Walmart are made with regeneratively-sourced beef that is 100% natural and grass-fed. In fact, they boast the world’s first regenerative sourcing verification. Like all their products they contain no antibiotics ever and are humanely raised. Instead of high fat dressing and condiments, flavor your proteins with nutritious toppings like grilled corn, coleslaw, pickles and salsa. The fresh cravings salsa never cooked or pasteurized refrigeraed salsa from Walmart is made with vine ripened tomatoes, crisp vegetables and zesty peppers so it tastes homemade.
4. Finally support your digestion this summer with probiotics.
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that support digestion and immune health found in foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut and kimchi. Consider a science-backed probiotic supplement like Trubiotics capsules or gummies available on amazon. which features select research-backed probiotic strains and spores that are designed to withstand their journey through the body to land where they’re needed—in the gastrointestinal tract—so they can support healthy microbiome diversity, and digestive and immune health.