Summers are here, and you, in all likelihood will consume ice creams, milkshakes, soft drinks, etc to ward off the heat. While these drinks and foods may provide some respite from the heat, these are often loaded with sugars, and vegetable fats that are not just unhealthy for you but are so tempting due to the high sugar content, that you are bound to over-consume them. So why not choose a healthier snack or drink option this summer? In today's blog, we've listed 5 snacks that you must consider consuming this summer.
Curds are one of the best superfoods that you must consume not just in the summer, but all throughout the year. Curd contains high levels of Lactobacillus, a gut-friendly bacteria, and a fair amount of protein, and fats, making it like a complete meal, besides having a cooling effect on the body.
Another dairy product to consume during the summer is Buttermilk. Just like curds, buttermilk is extremely cooling, aids in digestion, and is extremely low on calories. A 250 ml glass of buttermilk contains just 70 Kcal, while containing carbohydrates, fats, and protein, making it an ideal drink to combat the summer heat.
Protein shakes are now easily available at retail and grocery stores across the country and provide a viable substitute for those who want to enjoy the taste of a sweet milkshake minus all the fats, and sugars that come in a milkshake. Protein shakes contain 18-20 grams of complete protein and since they're usually served chilled, they make for an amazing summer drink.
Protein bars have time and time again proven to be one of the best snack and meal replacement options, as they provide the right balance of carbohydrates, fats, and protein, and can help you feel satiated for a long. But how can a protein bar serve as a summer drink, I hear you ask? It's pretty simple, just blend up a protein bar with a milk of your choice and a handful of ice cubes and you will have a full meal shake ready in a matter of seconds.
Since summer gives us the opportunity to relish some of the tastiest fruits that you can find, you can swap your cold drinks and ice creams for fruits such as watermelons, mangoes, oranges, etc which are a rich source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. To enhance their taste and to make it into a summer refresher, you can chill them, or add them to milk or your protein shake and blend it all up for one amazing healthy protein-rich smoothie.
As more and more people realize that ditching sugar can greatly change and improve the quality of their lives, they've begun making changes to the foods and drinks that they consume. Summer is one season where many find it hard to make healthy dietary options, but today's blog should help you pick what's good for your body.