30 Light Recipe Ideas for Hot Summer Days

How to choose light food in a hot summer?

For many of us, when the weather becomes too hot, it can be hard to muster up much of an appetite. One of the reasons for this is that the process of digesting food creates heat and if your body is already doing its best to cool down, the last thing you need is another heat source. Fatty foods can be particularly hard to digest so going for something lighter such as a salad or fish can make things much easier on your stomach and therefore keep you cool.

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.