Conclusively, summer takes a heavy toll on our body as the sun squeezes almost all the water intake from our body and leaves us dry. Also, it produces so much heat inside and outside our body which causes many side effects and health problems. Thus, trying different methods to keep yourself hydrated and cool can be helpful.
Eating hot and spicy food has the largest contribution to the production of heat in the body. As summers are rising, people might get prone to excessive heat, affecting their bodies and lifestyle. Those people who eat a lot of fried and oily food are mostly affected by this and should be careful as it builds up excessive heat in the body and results in health issues. Also, there is a difference between foods that provides a cooling effect and which are hot. Hence, the nuts should be avoided as it contains heat effect in high content. A diet which is rich in protein has heat power in it, and who are gym enthusiast should take low content of protein. Cinnamon powder, Flax seeds, etc., are some of the foods which should be consumed in minimum quantity.
Anxiety, Constipation, ulcer, red face, red eyes, heartburn, etc., are some of the side effects one can face due to excessive body heat. For those people who are looking for options to naturally maintain your body heat, the following are different foods that cause a cooling effect in the body and can be used to cool down the body heat-
- Avocado– Avocado is a type of fruit that contains 20 percent monounsaturated fatty acids, which nourish the yin in the blood. And 80 percent of the calorie content in avocado is easily digested, making it very easy to digest other fat content. It also boosts the potassium content, which is a minimum of three times more than a banana. You can try the following salad-
Avocado Kale Chili Salad Recipe:
This gluten-free, vegan salad will offer a tasty, healthy dish.
For the Salad:
One bunch of kale with removes stems
1-½ avocados chopped
½ thinly sliced small red onion
½ thinly sliced cucumber
For taste, sliced red chili
Coriander for taste
For the Dressing:
Lemon Juice- 6 tbsp
Lime juice- 6 tbsp
Mustard powder- ¼ tbsp
Cayenne pepper- ¼ teaspoon
Coriander for taste
Salt and pepper for taste
For garnishing- Slivered almonds
For garnishing- Red chili sliced
- Pepper- Generally, eating pepper will make you sweat. You might be wondering that how pepper can create a cooling effect in your body. Spicy pepper triggers the cooling mechanism in the body and evaporates the excess heat. It doesn’t deeply cool your body down, but it does cool the skin. You should try this amazing pepper soup which is very yummy and healthy.
Raw Tomato Red Pepper Soup Recipe:
This vegan soup is ideal throughout the year made up of fresh tomatoes.
3 quartered ripe tomatoes, quartered
1 chopped red pepper, chopped
2 chopped carrots, chopped
Tahini- 4 tbsp
1 small clove garlic
Chipotle seasoning- 1 teaspoon
Salt and pepper- For a taste
Celery, minced- 4 tbsp
Olive Oil- 1 tbsp
- Berries- There are a variety of berries that help generate coolness in the body. Berries like strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, blackberries are all limy fruits and juicy. They produce cold energy within the body and let you maintain heat in the body. You can try this drink.
Blueberry Mint Cocktail Recipe
It is made with fresh blueberries and is the perfect summer sipper.
Blueberries- 2 cups
Sugar- 1 cup
2 fresh lemon juice
3 Mint and some more for garnishing
Whiskey- 1 cup (optional)
- Dark Leafy Greens- Many dark leafy greens are comprised of 80-95 percent water, limiting the heat in the body. And all these vegetables are easy to digest, which does not burn the stomach. When your digestive system acts quickly, then it provides a cooling sensation within the body. You can try the following recipe, which can help you maintain body heat.
Creamy Spinach Soup Recipe
This soup is all you need to get excessive body heat out of your body.
Freshly washed chopped Spinach- 3-4 packed cups
Garlic cloves- 2
Chopped Tomato- 1
Green chili or chili flakes for taste
Salt- 2/3 tbsp for taste
Raw sugar- ¼ tbsp
Powdered or soaked cashew- ¼ cup
Water- ½ cup
Virgin coconut oil- 1 tbsp
Garam Masala- ½ tbsp
By following the above methods, you can always maintain the body heat and soak in the sun without worrying. These are reliable, and consumption of such foods will provide you with more health benefits.