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It’s easy to make better choices and enjoy better health this summer with these bite-sized health tips.

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On the go?

Busy summer schedules need quick and easy foods: organic nut mix, canned tuna, smoothie ingredients, energy balls and whole food bars.

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Hey Kids!

During summer break you eat fewer vegetables and more sugar, said the Journal of School Health in 2015. Bite wisely!

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Drink up!

When it’s hot out, we consume more calories from drinks than when it’s cold, reported Nutrients in 2015. Drink water. Need a little flavour? Add sliced lemons, limes, grapefruits, mint leaves, cucumbers…

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Packing a bag?

Consider including ginger to help relieve digestive upset, and probiotics to help maintain a healthy gut flora.

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Sweating more?

Being more active in the summer means you need more nutrients, antioxidants, electrolytes. Seek them out! You can find them in fruits, nuts, seeds, vegetables…all super easy, in-season foods. Mmm…dig in!

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Oh, burn!

Coconut oil feels great applied topically to the skin. Better yet, protect your skin with a natural sunscreen and feed it nutrients such as biotin, silica and vitamin C.

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Too Much to Get Done!

Summertime fun is exciting! Keep the joy – avoid anxiety. A 2015 study noted magnesium deficiency is associated with anxiety.

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Want more…check out Best Foods to Eat in the Summer.

 

 

Research Study References:

Nutrients. 2015 May 15;7(5):3724-38.

J Sch Health. 2015 Jul;85(7):458-66.

Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Feb;23(2):422-8.

Acta Neuropsychiatr. 2015 Oct;27(5):307-11

Probiotics Monograph, Health Canada.

Ginger Monograph, Health Canada