Cooling Nutritious Foods
for the Hot Summer Months

July 20, 2020

Eat To Beat The Heat

Having to deal with low energy levels, dehydration and fatigue? The extreme summer heat might be the culprit. During this season, it’s not just the liquids we consume that affect our body temperatures. Eating the right food also goes a long way in helping you manage your body heat.
Read on to learn five must-have nutritious foods for the hot summer months.

Hydrating Foods

Some fruits and vegetables can rehydrate the body even better than water. They are a combination of minerals, natural sugars and water content, acting as a complete nutritional package. High water fruits include cantaloupe, watermelon, papaya, strawberries and grapefruit, while hydrating vegetables are celery, cucumber, iceberg lettuce and tomatoes.

These fruits and vegetables not only keep you hydrated but also keep your memory sharp and mood stable. They also deliver a very high amount of nutrients per calorie.

Vitamin C Rich Foods

Fruits, like kiwi, oranges, papaya, lemons, which are high in Vitamin C can improve your blood flow and metabolism. Fruity pulpy juices made out of them can be a good replacement for caffeine drinks during the hot summer months. Vegetables that are rich in Vitamin C include broccoli, kale and sweet potato.
Vitamin C can also be a good cure for internal and external heat of your body. What's more, it supports and strengthens skin cells to fight against environmental assailants such as ultraviolet, infrared and pollution.

Not Just Water

Coconut water and buttermilk are two must-have summer drinks. Tender coconut water works like magic in your body. It is an ideal choice for balancing your body heat while hydrating your body and adding electrolytes naturally.‍

Buttermilk is the perfect way to cool down after a meal and improve metabolism. It is also loaded with probiotics, vitamins, and minerals that will give you a quick dose of energy to deal with the heat.

Bitter Greens

Even though they are an awesome choice throughout the year, bitter greens like, kale, collards and dandelion greens are especially well suited for the summer months. Besides being low on calories and high on nutrition, these work to reduce inflammation, boost hydration and improve waste elimination. And what’s more these versatile foods are a joy to use. They taste equally good raw or cooked and can be part of stir-frys, salads or even baked with meat and carbs.

Fennel Seeds

Fennel seeds have been renowned for centuries as a digestive aid for helping to prevent and relieve gas. Chewing on them after a meal is a great way to aid your digestion without increasing internal heat and also reduces acidity in your stomach.
Now you know what to eat to control body heat, balance your body temperature and be more active in the summer months. Make sure that you sweat it out with a good workout at least thrice a week and keep yourselves cool through your diet. 


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