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How to keep yourself cool in summer with kiwifruit

26/06/2018 26/06/2018
With summer just around the corner we can all look forward to some rest and relaxation, imagining holidays by the sea, balmy evenings sat in the garden, and happy times with family and friends.

With summer just around the corner we can all look forward to some rest and relaxation, imagining holidays by the sea, balmy evenings sat in the garden, and happy times with family and friends. But much as we love the sunshine and longer days, getting overheated can drain your energy.  Staying cool and collected, like so many things in life, starts on the inside, keeping your vitality levels up with good food and drink choices. Keep reading for tips on how kiwifruit can help make sure your summer remains cool, light and breezy…

 

1. Keep calm and kiwifruit on

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With the children at home for weeks on end, staying cool and collected in the summer holidays can sometimes feel like an impossible mission. Luckily kiwifruit is the perfect, easy to prepare snack for when hunger strikes. Ready to eat, it is a great choice when you need something healthy, quick and tasty on–the-go.  For the ‘no fuss’ option, just cut off the top and scoop out the flesh. And for the more adventurous, why not prepare a delicious kiwifruit smoothie in advance, or add some slices to a tasty packed picnic or lunchbox. Basically – enjoy Zespri kiwifruit whenever and wherever you want this summer!

 

2. Healthy summer body, healthy summer mind

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If you want to keep cool in the heat, then you’ve got to look after yourself. Too much sun and sea can be tough on our bodies, drying our skin and sapping us of energy. To combat these effects, you need a diet packed full of vitamins and minerals. Zespri kiwifruit is one of the most nutritious fruits available, containing fibre and antioxidants to complement your everyday diet. 

 

3. Cool down with frozen summer snacks

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What could be better on a hot summer’s day than a burst of refreshing frozen fruit? This recipe for Zespri SunGold kiwifruit and apricot slushie is the perfect sweet treat. Low in calories and high on taste, it will keep the whole family cool when the temperatures really start to rise. And talking of frozen things, have you ever tried freezing your kiwifruit? It’s a great, simple way of keeping fruits and vegetables fresh for as long as possible.



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