Cool foods that can help you take a chill pill in hot weather
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Summers have finally arrived and it’s time to unbox all the “cool” things that have remained hidden during the winter season. And when we say cool, the literal and figurative implications apply.
Ease the heat this summer and read on for some foods that can have a cooling effect on the body:
- Celery: Being rich in water, celery can help cool the body effectively. It is also considered an important ingredient in the ultimate weight loss smoothies. You can eat it by adding it to your salad or mixing it into a green smoothie.
Watermelon: Melons are available in abundance during the summer season. Their high water content makes them extremely refreshing fruits and perfect for summer. Bonus tip: Watermelon seeds are high in protein, omega 3s and other nutrients. So the next time you enjoy a juicy piece of watermelon, don’t spit out the seeds.
- Cottage cheese: From condiments to dishes, curd is used as a leading ingredient in almost every Indian dish. It is a rich source of probiotics and can have an excellent cooling effect on the body. Some items commonly prepared from curds include buttermilk, lassi, chutneys, etc. It is commonly called
dahi. Cucumber: Commonly used in salads, cucumbers are one of the most refreshing foods. They are extremely hydrating and can help boost immunity as they are rich in vitamin C. mint: Be it pudina ki chutney or shikanji, the use of pudina, commonly known as mint, increases dramatically during the summer season. This widely available herb can not only lower your body temperature but can also keep your breath fresh.
Disclaimer: The tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a