Summer has started, the temperature is going high day by day, and we end up consuming cold water, cold drinks, and ice creams. This will give you temporary relief.
Due to excessive sweating, we lose water and minerals from the body and lead to dehydration and sunstroke.
We all are surrounded by plenty of natural things that can help us to remain cool in the hot weather.
Things to keep in mind –
- Hydration – The body loses lots of water in the form of sweat. Re hydration of the body is necessary to avoid headaches, fatigue, giddiness, and brain fog.
Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily and keep yourself hydrated.
- Seasonal fruits and veggies – Summer brings with with lots of seasonal fruits and veggies. Include more leafy vegetables in your diet, as leafy vegetable helps to maintain body temperature.
Also, fruits like watermelon, muskmelon, mangoes are available only in summer. So, enjoy these seasonal fruits.
- Fresh juices – Replace cold drinks with fresh fruit juices. As cold drinks are overloaded with lots of sugar and carbohydrates.
- Small frequent meal – Due to the hot climate, the digestion process gets slower and ends up with acidity. So, better to have a small frequent meal.
- Light snacks – Instead of munching heavy and spicy snacks, try to have light snacks that help easy digestion.
- Food hygiene – With impure water and unhygienic food you will get a stomach infection. Always try to eat hygienic food.
Food to include in your diet –
Coconut Water – Coconut water is loaded with natural cooling properties, natural diuretic, a simple sugar, electrolytes, and minerals, which helps you to maintain hydration.
Lime Water – Lime water or Nimbu paani is an all-time favorite natural cooler, which keeps you fresh.
Watermelon – Watermelon is full of water and minerals. Also, helps the skin from any sun damage.
Cucumber – Cucumber is full of water and fiber, helps to maintain the water level in the body.
Curd – Curd helps to keep you cool and it also has lactic acid which takes care of your gut.
Onion – Onion has natural cooling properties. It also protects from sunstroke. Most of the Indian recipe has onion in it.
Mint – Mint is the best refreshment, which is easily available. Hence it is mixed up with most of the cooling drinks.
Subja – Sabja is also known as Tukmaria. The soaked subja helps to regulate body temperature.
- Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily.
- Due to summer solid food intake is less, so include juices and smoothies in the diet.
- Eat fruits in the first half of the day to avoid indigestion.
- Avoid bajra and include jowar in the summer diet.
- In summer fish and chicken are preferred to eat during the night, as it is thermogenic.