Summer Fruits for top all-day hydration
When it comes to hot weather, it seems there are two types of people: those who glide around effortlessly with fresh faces, and those who wilt like a neglected pot-plant. If you find yourself in the second category, don’t despair. With its high water content1,2, Zespri SunGold kiwifruit is a tasty and nutritious way to stay hydrated during those hot summer months. Keep reading for more ideas on how to stay happy and healthy as the mercury rises!
Life beyond water
H20 is a summer must-have. When the temperatures start to increase you need to ensure you’re keeping your body at maximum levels of hydration. But what if you’re not the type of person who has their water bottle constantly topped up? If that’s the case, think about adding more water-filled summer fruits and vegetables to your diet. Of course, if you snack on a Zespri SunGold kiwifruit, you’ll also be adding 16 essential vitamins and minerals to your summer diet1,2.
Smart ways to hydrate
Apart from ensuring there are always some tasty and nutritious fruits and vegetables in your beach bag, there are other sensible ways to stay cool and calm during the summer months. We’ve already mentioned that you should drink more water than usual, so what else? Well the first tip is to make sure you are wearing a high SPF sunscreen. The sun can quickly sap our skin of moisture, so it’s a good idea to put a barrier between yourself and its rays. The second piece of advice is to spend some time in the shade. The shelter of a tree is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and enjoy a delicious Zespri SunGold kiwifruit.
The tastiest way to eat summer fruits
What's better on a hot summer day than a cool, refreshing ice cream? Two cool, refreshing ice creams of course! This recipe for avocado ice-cream with kiwifruit is a delicious and healthy way to keep happy and hydrated in the hot summer months. It may not be the most traditional of flavours, but it’s a surprisingly melt-in-your mouth combination that is packed full of H20, vitamins, and minerals.
- New Zealand Ministry of Health. New Zealand FOODfiles 2014 Version 01. Available from: www.foodcomposition.co.nz/ (accessed 10 January 2017)
- USDA national nutrient database for standard reference (release 28) 2015. Available from: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/ (accessed 10 January 2017)