Summer is here

Many parts of Europe have been hitting record temperatures. I believe the legendary Wimbledon Centre Court registered 45 degrees! All of this means the sparest garments in our Summer wardrobes are getting plenty of employment at the moment and hopefully we’re not looking too bad in them!

But there is always more that we can do. School holidays are underway and many of us are travelling to our holiday destinations soon. A little fine tuning and a few adjustments here and there will help get us looking and feeling the best we can.

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You may not have the inclination to embark on a whole new training programme at this stage, take up a new sport in earnest or accommodate a whole new diet. Don’t worry, we can make a simple tweak to your usual eating habits without inconvenience or discomfort.

Here are some very simple Summer diet tips for you that require no exertion beyond putting your hand to your mouth, but I can assure you they will bolster your diet wonderfully. It’s time to go nuts!

Quinoa

The best vegetable protein. This is a nutty South American seed which is often cooked and eaten by food allergy sufferers as a substitute for rice. However it is now coming more into the mainstream and is being adopted for its taste and health properties. Quinoa is a terrific provider of calcium and iron.

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Hemp seed and hemp seed oil

Hemp is an amazing natural health product. The best source of omega-3 and omega-6 you can find. Great for thinning the blood and guarding against heart disease and strokes. It is also superb for alleviating arthritis and joint pain, promoting digestive health and also helping the condition of skin, hair and nails.

Hemp products are also an efficient element of any weight loss plan. It is a natural appetite suppressant. There are experts who believe that by simply adding four tablespoons of seeds to your breakfast will stave off excess hunger cravings for the rest of the day.

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Sesame & Pumpkin seeds

These are wonderful sources of iron and can help stave off anaemia and chronic fatigue. Particularly good for vegetarians. Pumpkin seeds are a nutritional powerhouse, helping heart, liver and immune system and they are also thought to be effective in fighting diabetes. Best nuts and seeds option.

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Sesame seeds are also loaded with benefits when it comes to preventing, fighting and reversing illness and disease. They are also superb in promoting oral healthy and fighting plaque.

Sunflower seeds

Great providers of Vitamin E and regular intake will help boost the immune system. Certainly handy during the winter months!

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Pecan nuts

Bursting with zinc, so these too are excellent for fortifying the immune system.

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All of these are easily found in supermarkets and health food shops, none of them require special preparation. They can be eaten as they are or added to all kinds of meals from salads to stews. So they are easy to implement into your diet and you will be better off for doing so!

 

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