With the hot heat of summer, we can easily become dehydrated, overheated, and fatigued. Here are 8 foods and spices to keep you cool.
Let’s learn about the foods and spices that will help you 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 energizing.
- 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
A great way to keep hydrated and to reduce body heat is with a glass of coconut water. Coconut water balances out naturally the electrolytes.
Now you know 8 foods and spices to keep you cool when it is hot.
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