There are several ways to keep cool in summer days, from air conditioning to ice cold water, but there are also many juicy fruits and vegetables that will keep you stay cool and hydrated, as well as provide many viral nutrients. So fill your plate with these “cooling” foods to stay cool all over the summer days.
A classical summer foods! Watermelon has more than 90% water and is packed with vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium and magnesium. Watermelon is delicious itself, and you can eat it directly or add to salads, smoothies.
The seeds of fennel are considered cold, you can boil it in water and drink it in summer. It’s very helpful for stomach problems too, if you suffer from digestive issues, chew fennel seeds after meals.
Mint leaves are well known for their cooling properties, add some mint leaves to your water to get the effect.
Radishes are widely used in Easten medicine for treating digestive problems and they are believed to be able to help reduce built up of body heat.
This common food is known to be one of the best foods for you health. It’s made up of almost 95% water, making it an ideal food to keep you hydrated and cooling in summer.
The health benefits of onion are countless, and one of them is that it can prevent you from a heat stoke. Add this great coolant to your dinner on hot summer days.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, berries such as strawberries, blackberries, cranberries and blueberries are all alkaline, they will create a cold energy in the body. So you can eat them in summer to beat the heat.
It’s recommended to add some sea vegetables in your plate, especially in hot days. As these sea vegetables such as kombu, wakame, sea palm and arame are not only enriched in iron, calcium, vitamins and other variety of minerals, they also have a great cool energetic quality.