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.
Watermelon is made up of 90 percent water, helping you keep hydrated and that reduces body heat to a great extent.
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.
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.
- Citrus Fruits
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.
Ayurvedic medicine considers coriander one of the most cooling spices. Make a tea with coriander and drink to lower body heat.
- 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.
- 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.