Food tips

Heatwave dietary advice for your family

Beer? Ice cream? Berries? Nutritionist shares what’s good and bad for us in the heat

ATLANTA, Ga. (WDEF) – “We have a plate of salad and popcorn chicken.”

“Four cases of Gatorade.”

“Salad items, fruits. Lots of vegetables…”

“Unknowingly step out with what their body needs most this summer.

“13 cups of water for men and about nine cups of water for women.”

Nutritionist Marisa Moore says foods likely already on your list are also essential for staying hydrated.

“Our body is made up of just over 60% water. It is really important that our body has enough water to run these systems.

Fruits and vegetables, around 90% water are best for your body.

“Green salad. tomatoes, melons, berries.

But other natural foods such as meat or diuretics, such as asparagus, artichokes and mangoes can make you tired and exhausted. But you can still enjoy your summer barbecue.

“Just make sure to balance it with peppers or onions, which are also very high in water. Maybe a fruit salad on the side.

Even traditional sweet treats like ice cream that is high in sugar and often considered unhealthy, won’t do much harm if washed down with water immediately after.

“Ice cream contains a little salt. And that drives us to want to drink naturally. So do not resist this urge.

Moore also addressed a myth in her industry that spicy foods could help keep you cool.

“Like they kind of make you sweat a little bit. It will chill you. I don’t know yet if I’m going to buy this. »

The one thing Moore says you should really try to avoid is alcohol, especially during the day. For now, reporting from Atlanta, Fulton County, Savannah Louie, CBS 46 News.