‘Tis the season of emptying and filling the water bottle back up again. The temperature is at an impossibly high, sitting in air conditioners alone won’t do the trick. You need to maintain your body temperature, and your hydration level.
Have you ever wondered why certain fruits and vegetables are labelled as ‘seasonal’? Well, that is because they are nature’s way of helping you adjust your body temperature according to seasonal needs.
This brings us to today’s blog topic - 6 Foods to Help Beat the Summer Heat. One common factor in all the fruits and vegetables that are available during summers is their high water content. Consuming these foods will not only help in keeping your body cool but also prevent dehydration, which is a common occurrence in summers.
Well, without further ado, let’s take a look at 7 foods that’ll help you to beat the summer heat!
The Indian gooseberry is an abundant source of vitamin C and fiber. Vitamin C is directly linked to helping collagen boost in the body. Including Indian gooseberries in your diet can be a great way of protecting your skin from those harsh and harmful sun rays. Along with the sunscreen that you apply on the surface of your skin, this is nature’s sunscreen that protects you from within.
Tomatoes are a rich source of lycopene which is another great natural protection from harmful ultraviolet rays. Moreover, lycopene also helps protect against cellular damage. Hence, consuming tomatoes during summer is another great way to protect your skin, and help it produce more collagen. Moreover, being a good source of vitamins B and E, they also help in regularising blood pressure levels.
Watermelons are one of the most beloved and healthiest summer foods. Being 91.45 percent water, consuming watermelons can fulfill your daily water requirement of the body, while also protecting you from dehydration. Moreover, they are just so very tasty! Now, what could compete with that, right?
Cucumbers are another popular summer veggie and a fan favorite. Having an abundant water and fiber content, including cucumbers in your diet can help tackle constipation with ease.
Corn is abundant in vitamins A, B, and E, and contains lots of fiber and minerals, as well. Including corn in your diet can help prevent the risk of macular degeneration, which is the most common cause of blindness amongst the elderly.
Coconut water is nature’s version of an energy drink. Calories are nonexistent in this beverage while being rich in taste. It is abundant in minerals such as potassium, calcium, and zinc that we usually lose while sweating.
These guys manage to make their way into almost every season. Leafy greens are rich in water content and are another great way to assist the body in boosting your collagen. Moreover, they replenish the body with zinc, magnesium, and iron, minerals that we frequently grow deficient in during summers.
While the list could go on, these are some of the most common and must-have foods during summers. Beating the summer heat shouldn’t be as much of a challenge to you, especially when nature backs you up with a wonderful selection of food items. Happy summers!