The soaring temperatures and the scorching heat trouble everyone. They not just suck your energy but also have an effect on your appetite and work activities. The best to keep you hydrated and eat the right food items to beat the heat. The following are some recommendations:
Tinda: This belongs to the squash family. It has a few cooling properties and is easy to digest also aids in combating gastric issues such as acidity. It is low in calories and nourishes the body with the goodness of Vitamin C, A, Iron, Thiamine and Niacin.”
Lemon: Lemon packed with Vitamin C not only boosts our immunity, battling heat stroke and dehydration but also fills in energy. It also helps in tackling throat infections, indigestion, constipation, dental problems and high blood pressure. It is also considered a blood purifier. It is served as one of the most popular ingredients for summer beverages and ice creams.
Celery: Acts like a detox- helps in removal of toxins from our body. It aids digestion and has anti-inflammatory properties as well. It is good for the heart and is a good source of Vitamin K, C, A, B6, B2, calcium, magnesium, folate and other essential nutrients. This will help you styay cool these summers!!
Zucchini: Vegetables like zucchini can be eaten in their natural form, i.e it does not need to be cooked, it can be eaten raw also just like cucumbers. They are hydrating, refreshing, light and energizing. They are a good source of Vitamin A and C and are full of dietary fiber.
Papaya: It contains the protein-digesting enzyme, papain; which helps ease the digestion process and keep your tummy healthy and hence makes a perfect summer snack. If you want a flat tummy for summer, forget the gym; it’s all about eating the right foods.
Eggs: They’re one of best sources of protein out there, ready with all 9 essential amino acids. And if you’re trying to slim down for summer; eggs make the best breakfast food – low in fat but filling. It has been found that ‘eating four eggs a week can also reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes’.
Broccoli: High in essential antioxidants, it contains more Vitamin C than an orange –which helps you maintain that glow on your skin! It can significantly reduce bad cholesterol levels and enhance good cholesterols.
Watermelon: Staying hydrated is the most important thing during summers. Watermelon despite having high water content (the fruit is 92% water) can make a really filling snack. And it gets better – as it is also an amazing source of lycopene; a powerful antioxidant that helps protects the skin from UV damage.
Bananas: Bananas are the perfect healthy carbohydrates to fuel a summer workout, with the extra perk of mood-enhancing tryptophan alongside.
Aam Pana: Complaining stomach cramps/ Irritable bowel syndrome? Aam panna is a good solution as it aids digestion, constipation and chronic stomach problems.
If you have a field job or are going to spend sometime in the heat, it is best that you consult a nutrition expert to know about the right diet plan to beat the heat.