Soaring temperatures and scorching sun can trigger summer headaches – even among the young and healthy. Indeed, when Brazilian researchers analyzed data for 100 adolescents between the ages of 10 to 19 years of age, they looked at 44 possible triggering factors.
We can enjoy the sensuous pleasure of fresh fruit even while we slice it up. As the scent of strawberries or oranges wafts towards us, we can hardly wait to try the sweet deliciousness. Scientists at the Technische Universität München (TUM) recently unveiled the secret behind the unique aromas of different foods.
Getting to the finish line first is usually a good thing — but not when it comes to your life span! If you want to stretch out your years as long as possible, you may want to hit the pool this summer. Amazing research shows swimmers beat both runners and walkers in lowest rates of mortality.
Not a cloud in the sky and perfect summer weather? Then get outside quickly, because UV light plays a key role in producing vitamin D. Yes, dear fruit fans, in this case an apple a day is not exactly what the doctor orders. But that’s not a problem – if you actively use the sun, instead of lying on the couch.
A Greek doctor inspires to a more vibrant life! Read more about the passions of Dr. Vrettos! Maybe you discover your own source of energy while reading. Have fun!
Pay attention berry fans! You know that summer is really here when blueberries make an appearance. Whether eaten as a snack or combined with other ingredients to make a simple meal, its compact berry power is clear.
So you thought that only a juicy, sizzling steak was the perfect ingredient for a barbecue evening? Wrong! True gourmets are now also cooking courgettes, peppers, potatoes and bananas on the hot coals. When the seductive aromas waft through the air, even die-hard meat lovers will quickly be won over – want to bet?
Have you drunk enough today? We should all drink at least 1.5 litres a day, more if we are exercising or if the weather is very warm. The loss of fluids, through sweating for example, must therefore be compensated for, sip by sip. Don’t worry – you can learn to drink regularly.
Keep it fresh! When you want to keep a cool head on warm days, you can’t beat a deliciously refreshing ice cream. But forget about the manufactured ice-cold products you find in the supermarket as they frequently contain high amounts of sugar and fat. Instead, conjure up some creative delicacies yourself using plenty of fresh fruit. On to the spoon, get set, go!
A shiny, appetising orange is probably the fruit most likely to put us in a great summer mood. The round, exotic fruit packs a punch – under its skin, it contains vitamins, fibre and phytochemicals. Not only does it strengthen our defences in winter, it also helps us to get through the warm days fit and full of energy.