4 common nutrition mistakes you should avoid in summer

Mar 14 2018 03:05 PM
4 common nutrition mistakes you should avoid in summer

As the summer season arrives we all have to be more careful towards our diet. Because in summer season many people fall sick and may face the disease like heat stroke, jaundice, typhoid and what not. 

Today we are going to tell you about the common nutrition mistake that people should avoid in the summer season. 

Dieting doesn’t mean starving yourself, ditching proteins and lowering your nutrition intake. But it means including healthy foods in your everyday meals, keeping in mind the number of calories you take in. Dr. Sakshi Chopra, who is the bariatric nutritionist, Jaypee Hospital, Noida says it is all about balancing and focusing on the calories. Let's have a look. 

When it comes to weight loss, skipping meals is not an option. People should avoid foods that are very rich in sugar and are starchy. While most people believe that eggs and chicken should be avoided in summers, it is more of a myth. Also, hydration is very important as it will lead to the free-flowing of oxygen, which is very essential. Hence, opt for natural fruit juices, smoothies, and coconut water.

Chopra lists out 4 common nutrition misconceptions that may actually be harmful to your overall health.

-Don’t restrict too much
If you’re restricting yourself from calorie intake too much, it may result in weight gain. Not getting enough fat is a huge mistake. 

Instead, opt for a fuller meal with a wholesome combination of nutrients. The trick is to limit it to a reasonable portion size. But that also doesn’t mean if a food is healthy, you can have it in excessive amounts. For instances, green vegetables may be good but include it as a side dish.

-Reduce the amount of salt and sugar
We all think that adding a lot of sugar in our diet can help to increase the energy level. But here I want to tell you that excessive intake of salt and sugary foods are actually harmful to our metabolism.

Because it may lead to diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases. Energy loss is not because of less sugar in the body but because of poor lifestyle habits. So, restrict the amount of sugar intake. Salt too is an essential nutrient but excessive amounts will lead to overall health problems and very little quantity will lead to an increase in heart diseases.

-Eating Chicken and fish are good for summer days

According to Dr. Sakshi Chopra, “You can have meat and fish but the calorie is something to be taken care of,”. Rather than having red meat, go for smaller portions of steamed fish, grilled fish, and chicken broth. You can include a bowl of cereal and veggies along with it.

- Try to avoid eating egg yolks as it is rich in cholesterol

No doubt eggs are high in nutrition content but avoiding cholesterol-rich foods is a huge mistake as these foods have the maximum number of nutrients. Eggs yolks are high in nutrition. You can include an omelet or a boiled egg in the morning, says Chopra.

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