Get Ready for a Healthy Summer with McGreals!

Get Ready for a Healthy Summer with McGreals!

Summer is the perfect time to focus on your health and well-being. We are thrilled to launch our Healthy Summer Campaign at McGreals, designed to help you make the most of the sunny season. Our weekly emails will be packed with holiday tips, healthy eating advice, first aid guidance, skincare tips, and mental health and wellness strategies.

Stay tuned and make this summer your healthiest yet!

As the days grow longer and our summer plans pick up, it’s important to focus on your nutrition to keep your body healthy and energised. Here are some quick tips to help you stay nourished this summer:

Stay Hydrated
Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Water is ideal, but other fluids like tea and coffee count too. Include hydrating fruits and vegetables like melon, cucumber, and citrus fruits.

Choose Light Meals
Choose light and refreshing meals that are easier to digest. Salads with leafy greens, grilled vegetables, lean proteins like chicken or fish, and whole grains are satisfying yet light.

Practice Mindful Eating
Be mindful of portion sizes. Pay attention to your body’s hunger and fullness cues, and take your time eating. Savor the full experience of your meal.

Prioritise Food Safety
Summer temperatures can increase the risk of foodborne illnesses. Keep perishable items chilled, avoid leaving food out in the heat, and follow food safety guidelines.

Limit Sugary Drinks and Alcohol
Opt for alternatives like infused water, homemade fruit smoothies, or mocktails. Moderate your alcohol intake and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

The food we eat affects our health and well-being, and budget plays a crucial role in our choices. This recipe book from Safefood and the HSE provides easy-to-prepare, low-budget, tasty, and nutritious meals.

Inside, you’ll find:

  • Tips on shopping, home freezing, and food safety
  • Information on healthy eating
  • A variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes

With 101 recipes for every age and circumstance, you can achieve healthier, more balanced diets on a budget. The coloured tabs make navigation easy, and recipes can be printed individually for convenience.

CLICK HERE to download your FREE recipe book from Safefood and the HSE

1. Eat a Balanced Diet:
– Incorporate a variety of fruits and vegetables into your meals. Foods rich in vitamins A, C, E, and D, as well as zinc and antioxidants, are particularly beneficial for immune health. Think citrus fruits, berries, leafy greens, nuts, and seeds. Include probiotic-rich foods like yogurt, kefir, and fermented vegetables to support gut health and immunity.

2. Stay Hydrated:
Drinking plenty of water helps your body function optimally and flushes out toxins. Aim for at least 8 glasses of water a day.

3. Stay Active:
– Regular physical activity can help strengthen your immune system. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week.

4. Get Enough Sleep:
– Ensure you get 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night to help your body recover and maintain a strong immune system. Create a relaxing bedtime routine and ensure your sleeping environment is comfortable and free of distractions.

5. Get Enough Sunlight:
Sunlight boosts your vitamin D levels, which is essential for a healthy immune system. Spend time outdoors each day, but don’t forget to use sunscreen to protect your skin.


Revive Active is a comprehensive range of super supplements designed to support immune systems and energy levels for the whole family.

There are 8 Immunity Supporting Ingredients in Revive Active, Zest Active, Junior & Teen Revive: Vitamins B6, B12, C, & D, Zinc, Copper, Folate and Selenium. These all contribute to the normal function of the Immune System.

We hope these tips and recipes help you enjoy a healthy, vibrant summer.
Stay tuned for more weekly advice as part of our Healthy Summer Campaign!Warm regards,
The McGreals Team