Tips for a healthy summer

Eat fewer fatty foods and eat more fruit and vegetables.
This is the tip offered by nutritionists for a healthy summer

Summer is all about the beach and swimming pools and vacations. However, as well as the good stuff, summer raises a few challenges for our health. The days are hotter and our body loses fluids and mineral salts more easily. You need to replenish these liquids. Nutritionists recommend eating lighter foods, like fruit and vegetables, and – of course – taking on plenty of fluids. Besides being refreshing, these foods provide us with a good dose of vitamins, minerals and fiber. In addition, nutritionists recommend moderate consumption of heavier food, such as stew and fried food. Another tip offered by nutritionists is to swap soft drinks for fruit juice.

               Melon and watermelon: lots of water!

Melon and watermelon are known as the summer fruits. Water makes up 90% of melon and 92% of watermelon. Eating these fruits is a great way to hydrate your body during the summer. Melon has a good dose of vitamins A, B and C, and minerals such as potassium, calcium, iron, and phosphorus. Watermelon is also rich in vitamins and minerals. In addition to being nutritious, tasty and refreshing, these fruits contain substances that help prevent various diseases.

Vocabulary
1 fatty – gorduroso (a)
2 vacation – férias
3 to raise – provocar / causar
4 fluid – líquido
5 mineral salts – sais minerais
6 to replenish – repor / tornar a encher
7 plenty – muito
8 fiber – fibra
9 stew – aqui = feijoada
10 fried food – frituras
11 to swap – trocar
12 soft drink – refrigerante
13 watermelon – melancia 

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