Although the Indian summer seems to last the whole year, the three months of actual summer can sometimes overwhelm us. We majorly focus on avoiding dehydration more than anything else. In this effort to stay hydrated, we usually don’t pay much attention to the proper diet we require during summer. Summer is already upon us and it’s high time you prepared to reduce your body heat. Here are simple foods that can get you through the season better than anything else.
Food items with high water content should be on the top of your list, and nothing is more filled with water than the Watermelon. Watermelons are delicious and act as your internal ACs by keeping you hydrated and cool.
Staying hydrated during the summer is very important to keep your body functioning properly and cucumbers are highly hydrating. To reduce your body heat, snack on cucumbers or make a green juice with them for a maximum cooling effect.
Coconut water is packed with simple sugars, electrolytes and essential minerals that help to keep your body cool and hydrated. There is also evidence to prove that coconut water has cancer fighting and anti-aging properties as well.
Mint is a simple, easily available, inexpensive herb that you can cook up in various recipes. It is delicious and keeps you refreshed all through the hot summer day. The best thing about mint is that you can grow it at home yourself.
This is a complete no brainer. Lemons are great to boost immunity, battling heat stroke and dehydration. Just squeeze a lemon with water or soda for a refreshing drink to help you meet your daily requirement of fluids.
Seasonal fruits always make the juiciest, most energizing food items. Melons and citrus fruits are loaded with the goodness of nature and essential nutrients and are very hydrating. Musk melon contains more than 50% of water, making them the perfect snack for summer.
Now you know the secrets that will help you get through the summer without dehydration. Stock up on these nature’s delights to keep yourself hydrated and cool as you battle this summer.
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