The summers are overhead marked with scorching sun, hot, dry and very humid climate and mercury levels rising. Therefore, the exposure to heat causes heat stress accompanied by headache, nausea, lethargy, dizziness, weakness, excessive sweating or dehydration. Most importantly to avoid such symptoms and keep your body rejuvenated in summers consume such food that will lower your body temperature and make you feel energetic. Therefore, Consume light and high water content food to keep your body and mind cool. Besides that avoid oily and junk foods which are heavy and difficult to digest.
Below we have mentioned list of foods that will keep your body hydrated and full of energy in summers:-
Try to consume as much water as you can, to keep your body cool. Cool water lowers your body temperature. This water consumption will keep your body cool and hydrated.
Curd is rich in calcium, nutrients and vitamins which keeps your body cool and prevents it from ulcers and other summer allergies. It can be taken in any form i.e lassi, buttermilk, smoothie or plain curd or yogurt. Therefore, Curd acts as coolant for your body as it helps in lowering the body temperature.
Coconut water is rich in proteins, sugar, electrolyte and cooling agents which helps in keeping your body hydrated, energetic and cool all along the day. Coconut water is also very effective in treating the heat exhaustion.
Lemon is rich in vitamin C which helps in lowering body temperature in summers. Lemon also hydrates and oxygenates your body making you feel energised and refreshed during the summer days. Consume one glass of lemon juice daily to stay cool this summer.
Watermelon is rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins, amino-acid, sugar and water which keeps your body hydrated and cool. Watermelon also helps in removing the harmful toxins from your body by keeping it cool. Therefore, Regular intake of watermelon helps in keeping your body cool and refreshed.
Cucumber is rich in fiber, magnesium, vitamins, calcium, minerals and water contents that keep you cool and hydrated during hot summer days. Cucumber also removes harmful toxins from your body by keeping it cool. Eat few slices of cucumber regularly in summers to stay refreshed and cool.
The astringents present in banana shrinks your tissues which absorbs more water which keeps your body cool. Intake of bananas on the regular basis keeps you energetic and cool during hot summer days.
The cooling and soothing effects of peppermint leaves helps in reducing body heat to a great extent. Mint leaves can be consumed in water, smoothies, mock-tails, cool summer drinks or other Indian cuisines. The cool mint leaves relieves your stress and help you stay revitalized during hot summer days.
Eat onion in summers daily especially the red ones. Red onions fight against the allergies and adverse reactions that are caused in summers due to scorching sun rays. Besides that they also protect you from sun-stoke. Onions can be consumed in salads, chutneys, curries, raitas, dips, etc.
Melons are made up of 90% water. Thus, making them the best food to be consumed in summers. Melons help in maintaining hydration level in your body. Most importantly they also help your body to get rid of toxins. Consume melon regularly to stay cool and hydrated.
Avocados are rich in mono-saturated fatty acids which helps in removing the toxins and head from your body. Therefore, Consume avocados this summer to stay cool and refreshed.
Poppy seeds provide cooling effect to your body by regulating the body temperature and reducing the body heat. Poppy seeds help in relieving your thirst. Consume only small amount of poppy seeds. Most importantly poppy seeds incites sleep and also regulates the body temperature.
(Note: This Poppy seed is not recommended for children)
Gooseberry is rich in vitamin C, iron, potassium and fiber. The juice acts as great refreshers during this summer month by keeping your body cool. Besides that gooseberry juice also releases the heat from body during the summer season, thus preventing your body from heat strokes, sun allergies and acne. The cooling property of gooseberry juice makes it one of the most sought drinks during hot summer months.