By Serisha Singh
Stay hydrated, poised and unruffled while temps soar with this selection of food to keep you cool this summer…
Summers are always extremely hot and with the weather doing strange things this year, this list of food to keep you cool is sure to be a hit. Check out the top food items that’ll help you stay hydrated and fee refreshed.
Watermelon is the top food to keep you cool
A summer favourite, watermelon consists mostly of water, making it cool and refreshing. It is very effective in reducing body heat, contains cancer-fighting antioxidants and helps treat joint inflammation.
Cue the cucumber
Like watermelon, cucumbers help keep you hydrated and eliminate toxins from the body. They cure hangovers, aid in digestion and contain almost all the daily vitamins you need.
Radishes are rad
Apart from being water-rich, this vegetable is a rich source of Vitamin C, an antioxidant that lowers body heat. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which fight off heat stress.
Choose smarter drinks
Coconut water and pomegranate juice are great options. Coconut water is one of the best home remedies to reduce body heat and fight summer health problems like dehydration while pomegranate juice lowers body heat naturally.
Up the flavour
Sesame seeds, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds, poppy seeds and mint all help keep you cool. They all help cool your body and reduce body heat.
Spice up your life
Although hot food is probably the last thing you feel like eating in warmer weather it can help keep you cool. Spicy dishes, curries and chillies can stimulate heat receptors in the mouth, enhance circulation and cause sweating, which cools the body down.
Yes to yogurt
Healthy, filling and available in a range of flavours, yoghurt will definitely help you cool down this summer. It’s also rich in probiotics which protect against food poisoning and digestive issues. Make a parfait with fresh berries and try yoghurt with muesli for breakfast or opt for frozen yogurt instead of ice cream.