The other big issue when it is hot is of course hydration. As you are sweating more, your body is obviously losing water that needs to be replaced. Furthermore, alongside that, you also lose vitamins and minerals through this perspiration. Between 20% and 30% of the water we take in is through our food, so by increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables we eat, particularly ones with a high water content such as cucumbers and lettuce, you can help to make sure that you are fully hydrated and also not short of the vitamins and minerals you need.
When you have been sweltering all day and you are already dripping with sweat the last thing you want to do is shut yourself in a hot kitchen slaving away over the stove. Why not give yourself a break and try something new with these light, healthy and very tasty recipes.