Diet & Nutrition

Eating Habits to Beat the Heat

Summer HabitsIt is the start of October heat and the days are getting hotter every single day! You are are consistently undergoing a ‘heat stress’ condition. At any point in time your body temperature needs to be in the range of 36.5 to 37.5 degrees, which is considered to be normal body temperature. Before we tell you what you can do to regulate your body heat, it is important for you to know the symptoms that indicate this unhealthy state of the body. Sleeplessness, ulcers, indigestion, burning sensation in the eye, acidity and gas are some of the symptoms your body might show signs of.

Here are a few tips that you can follow to regulate your body heat and increase your immunity in the process of keeping the October heat at bay.

1. Consume Lots of Water
Your body loses water every single day due to excess heat and exposure to the harsh weather conditions. Water is a natural coolant and regulates the temperature of the body. Make it a point to consume at least three to four litres of water every day. You could even dip your feet in a bucket full of water. Do not forget that water re-hydrates your body too.

2. Eat Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables contains lot of fibre, also known as roughage. Fiber or roughage can be further classified into soluble and insoluble fibres. Soluble fiber easily dissolves into water and converts into gelatinous form which slows digestion and lets your body absorb essential nutrients from the food consumed. Insoluble fibre allows food to pass through the digestive system easily. Some of the fruits and vegetables that you can consume are broccoli, spinach, red peppers, carrots, potatoes, asparagus, watermelon, cucumber, and bitter gourd.

3. Drink up A Mix of Milk with Honey
Mixture of milk and honey contains antimicrobial properties and cleanses the skin. Milk contains lactic acid which naturally removes dead skin cells. Honey moisturizes the skin and opens up the pores to clear away the dirt.

4. Have Vitamin C Rich Foods
Grapefruit, lemon, guava, kiwi and orange are rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protect your body cells from damage caused due to free radicals produced due to air pollution, sunlight, and cigarette smoke.

5. Daily Dose of Pomegranate Juice
Pomegranate juice is an effective solution to protect your cell from damage, reduce inflammation and eliminate free radicals. Pomegranate juice is known to be good for the heart too. It protects the heart and the arteries and smoothens the blood flow. It also slows down the accumulation of cholesterol in the arteries.

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