Get Summer Ready with These Easy Tips
Summer is a thrilling time of year. The weather gets warmer, the days get longer – cities come alive in the heat, and exciting plans are made with friends and family. There are pool days, late night star-gazing, and festivals! What’s not to love? Tropical Brazil is a fan of everything that comes along with summer but is equally passionate about preparing for the heat and UV rays responsibly! Read on to pick up some good tips on how to get summer ready this season.
Things to think about as the mercury climbs
Summer is famously a carefree season. It’s dryer, so we don’t have to worry about rain. It’s hotter, so even if it does rain – who cares! But heat and sunshine can dehydrate your body quickly, leading to effects ranging from the small (like bad breath, dry skin, and fatigue), to the big (like passing out and suffering seizures). That’s why ensuring you’re plenty hydrated throughout the day will give your body better breath, more energy, and a fresher completion. It’s a win, win, win, really.
Top tip: To give yourself a boost of hydration, vitamins, and other key nutrients – consider making a frozen smoothie. Choose greens, berries, or mango and papaya or something else, – the choice is yours.
Be sun smart
Slip, slap, slop, slide. Do we really need to say this? Australians know that they got the raw end of the sun-deal and are well educated in staying sun smart. Still, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer by the age of 70, so it does warrant repeating. In preparation for summer, stock up on some easy-to-put-on sunscreen and a great hat.
It’s easy to go overboard when the weather gets warmer, but it’s important to take measures to avoid overheating as the mercury rises. How do we love staying cool?
We seek out air-conditioned rooms on the hottest of days and make delicious smoothies or all-natural icy poles with our frozen pulp blends. We wear hats to avoid direct sunlight, and wear breezy, light coloured clothing. If all else fails, we jump in the pool!
With the heat of summer many people experience a drop-in appetite. But maintaining a healthy diet is essential to staying healthy and strong, which is why we’re always careful to eat a healthy breakfast to get the day started right. Our favourite hot-weather on-the-go breakfast is a big, healthy berry, fruit and veggie smoothie jampacked with vitamins, minerals and healthy fibre. Don’t have time to stock your pantries with fresh produce? Not a worry, our delicious, high quality sachets have everything you need – stocking your freezer is the perfect preparation for those hot days!