Summer is a conflicting time for one’s diet. With the heat of the sun beating down in full, we need something that will not only cool us off, but keep our diets on track– bonus point if they keep us hydrated. Below are some of the best low-calorie foods you can enjoy this summer to cool you off and not ruin your diet.
Pro tip: Put any and all of these in the fridge for an even more refreshing snack.
This summer-essential has earned its place as such for all the right reasons. It is sweet in flavor and benefits– being 92% water, you can enjoy watermelon guilt-free. For additional cooling properties, place a slice in the freezer and eat your watermelon like a popsicle.
Cucumbers are a great way to stay cool and hydrated. The versatile snack can be enjoyed alone for the crunch, eaten as a low-calorie vessel for dip, or put in a drink for a refreshing twist. Jam-packed with vitamins, cucumbers are a food you will never regret eating.
The seasonal fruit is perfect for it’s summer peak. Sweet enough to serve as dessert on their own, peaches are high in vitamins A and C, which promote healthy skin– doubly important this time of year. This juicy fruit will quench your thirst and leave you satisfied.
Spinach, kale, collard greens, and romaine are all high in water as well as vitamins and antioxidants. Being so easy to digest, you save energy and keep cool by enjoying a salad with one, or all, of these leafy greens.
Lemon is a secret weapon for cooling the body and detoxification. Bump up your water intake by adding lemon to your glass. The citrus is great for your skin and immune system thanks to its vitamin make-up!