8 Foods and Spices to Keep You Cool

//8 Foods and Spices to Keep You Cool

8 Foods and Spices to Keep You Cool

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With the hot heat of summer we can easily become dehydrated, over heated and fatigued. Here are a few foods and spices to beat the heat.

  1. Watermelon

Watermelon is made up of 90 percent water, helping you keep hydrated and that reduces body heat to a great extent.

  1. Cucumber

Cool as a cucumber! It has a very high water content which helps fight heat, both inside and out. Eating a cucumber will give you relief from heartburn. If you apply cucumber to sunburned skin, you will get relief.

  1. Mint

Mint tea is a traditional tea in many desert countries (Morocco, Turkey, and Egypt are a few). That must say something about it being cooling. Mint is cool, refreshing, and energising.

  1. Citrus Fruits

Oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes, are among the most cooling fruits. They are juicy making them hydrating.

  1. Radish

They have very high water content and are full of Vitamin C, an antioxidant that lowers body heat. Radishes are naturally cooling; their pungent flavor is regarded in eastern medicine as the ability to decrease excess heat in the body.

  1. Coriander

Ayurvedic medicine considers coriander one of the most cooling spices. Make a tea with coriander and drink to lower body heat.

  1. Fennel Seeds

They are a cooling spice for the body and the combination of nutrients that make it a powerful antioxidant. Soak fennel seeds in water overnight, strain and drink the water the next day to lower body heat.

  1. Coconut Water

Great way to keep hydrated and to reduce body heat is with a glass of coconut water. Coconut water balances out naturally the electrolytes.

Learn How to Use These Foods For Maximum Health.

Most of these powerfoods are used in my 2-5-30 Health Diet and Detox Class for their ability to balance and nourish the body in the proper way for summer.

By | 2017-10-29T15:40:00+00:00 July 18th, 2014|Health Tips|3 Comments

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I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.


  1. Karen Frost July 22, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Some great healthy ideas to stay cool

  2. ebere July 30, 2014 at 9:29 am

    this cooling off when one is hot is it allso applicable to children to practice

  3. Health Beauty Aid June 10, 2016 at 8:28 am

    First off, Thanks a lot for your valuable tips here for us.The provided 8 simple homemade remedies are really helpful for us especially who is suffering from body heat problem. Sometimes i feel body heat during summer time. After returning home from office I usually face body heat problem. When i face this I usually drink cool Watermelon, Sugarcane juice or Beal fruit juice to reduce my body heat. This is very effective for me.

    Best Regards 🙂

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