What Foods are best to eat in the summer?

In most areas of the world the weather is warm to hot in the summer. Just as you would not wear the same clothing in the summer as in winter, you do not eat the same foods. It is actually for the same reason. There are foods that warm your body to help you stay warm in the winter and there are foods that are cooling to help your body cool down when the weather is hot.

Nature has a profound wisdom in naturally producing foods in each season that have this affect. It is a way to stay in balance with your environment.

Many of these foods that come into season in the summer are also good eaten raw. Just as foods have a more warming affect when they are cooked for a long period of time, they have a cooling affect when they are eaten raw or briefly cooked.

Notice that many fruits, berries, salad greens, asparagus, cucumbers, peas, green beans, summer squash, corn, tomatoes, etc all come into season in the warmer months. These foods lend themselves very well to being eaten raw alone, added to salads, or briefly cooked, and they have a cooling affect energetically on your body.

You will notice that in our recipe file we have taken this into consideration. We have also taken into consideration that when the weather is hot, you donít want to heat your kitchen for hours cooking. So we have created recipes that are quick, and using cooking methods that have minimal affect on heating your kitchen. Following are a few of our refreshing warm weather recipes for you to enjoy. We have many.

This page was updated on: 2002-11-29 23:51:03
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