The heat outside is too unbearable but do you know that there are so many things that can help you beat that heat? And what if I tell you that the things include food items? Are you excited to know how food can help you face that scorching and pocky sun? Here is a list of 20 such food items that you need to have a look at before you decide to go out in the summer.
Watermelon is a summer fruit because it contains 95 percent of water. It helps you stay hydrated, offers internal cooling, and acts as a thirsty beverage. Do you know this fruit will help you lose a few inches in summer?
Well, this one needs no introduction. This is probably the only food item everybody eats during the summer. Cucumbers have a lot of water content which helps us stay hydrated. It also comes with essential nutrients that our body requires like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and folic acid. There is certainly no wrong way to eat cucumbers. You can eat them raw, add them in salads, or even with curd.
Yes, you have heard that right. Mushrooms are cooling agents because of their high nutritional value. Crimini mushrooms, in particular, are rich in minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Mushrooms will also benefit your immune system.
Apart from being the most convenient and fastest fruit to be eaten, you can find many more benefits of this fruit. They act as a good pre-workout snack and a cooling agent. They make your tissues shrink and hence you end up absorbing more water, making you feel hydrated and cool.
It is known as babuna in India. It is used as a digestive relaxant and for other gastronomical issues. It can also help with insomnia by easing it and calming your anxiety. The harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun can cause skin problems. Chamomile tea is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties so it helps treat it.
Strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries will help us in two ways. It has a good amount of water content that will help us lower our body temperature and hydrate ourselves. They also increase blood flow in our skin thereby decreasing the sensitivity to sunlight.
How many times did you drink coconut water this summer? If you haven’t had then go and have one because coconut water is filled with electrolytes that will beat the heat in summer while keeping one hydrated and energetic all day. It also boosts your digestive capacity.
Mint is a refreshing herb that is commonly used as a cooling agent. Spearmint, found across places around the globe, is mild, bright, and sweet in flavor and is helpful for cooling. Mint can be used in many ways. The best way to use it is in drinks. You can enjoy its flavor and it will perform its cooling duty.
9.Curd And Yogurt
Moms must have always given us buttermilks before going down for play in summer or must have packed that extra box of curd. Curd soothes our body from within. We can have it in multiple flavors like mango, strawberry or any fruit-like option.
Lemon is well known for increasing your vitamin C levels in your body but they also boost your immune system and makes your skin glow. But they also help in coping with the heat. So go treat yourself to a glass of chilled lemonade this summer.
Mango, the king of all fruits is also on this list of items. They help in boosting our energy, digestion and reduce body heat. They have high vitamin A content hence it helps us to achieve healthy hair and nourished skin.
Zucchini is widely used in salads. It is high in vitamins A and C and has high dietary fiber. It is good for the skin and is a hydrating food for the body. It helps to improve digestion and consuming zucchinis will lower the risk of heart disease.
13.Green Leafy Vegetables
Green Leafy Vegetables like kale, spinach, Chinese cabbage, etc have 80-90 percent of water content in them. They are high in calcium, nutrient value and are hydrating food giving a cooling effect to our body. They can be incorporated into our diet in numerous ways.
Kokum is considered a magic drink that should be consumed in the summer. It prevents dehydration. It is also known as bael. Kokum is widely used in sherbet or a variety of dishes, giving them a sweet and sour taste.
Most of us know aloe vera is good for the skin and is usually applied directly. But aloe vera is also very beneficial to cool our bodies down. They should be consumed regularly in that case.
Avocados are a necessary addition to one’s diet in summer. They are rich in healthy fats. Avocados hydrate our bodies and the fats help us absorb minerals and other vitamins better.
Vetiver Roots are commonly known as khus. You must have seen your mothers giving khus sherbet to your guests in the summers. This is because it is used as a cooling agent. Apart from that, it is a good antioxidant and alkalizer as well.
Tomatoes are rich in lycopene which helps guard our skin against the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. It is recommended to have tomatoes in summer. You can add them to your salads or have them raw. Either way, you will get the necessary nutrition from it.
Basil Seeds are also known as sabja seeds. They are commonly used as a natural coolant. It helps in developing skin health and cures constipation and acidity. It is usually soaked overnight and then consumed.
This is an aromatic food that is good for curing acidity and acts cooling reagent. It is also known as bael. You can eat it in multiple ways. Juice is always a better option.