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Summer Sipping: Cold Treats for Hot Days

Red wine, smoothies, and iced treats are healthy summer drinks, especially when fruit is in the recipe.

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"One of my favorite foods is ground flaxseed," Magee tells WebMD. "You can buy ground flaxseed and keep it in the freezer. One tablespoon a day is considered safe and effective. In a tall smoothie glass, that's the amount you would add. Flaxseed contains lots of phytoestrogens; it's a top plant source of omega-3 fatty acids, and is one-half soluble fiber."

Wheat germ contains vitamin E and B, and can be easily slipped into a smoothie, she says. However she draws the line there with the additives. "Personally I wouldn't play around with bee pollen. You don't want to take B vitamins by themselves. I like to use the whole food."

Finally, you don't want to go overboard with ingredients. Keep it simple; that's the key to summer drinks.

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