In Summer you begin to become restless. The heat hampers a lot of your work and affects your eating habits as well.
With temperature soaring only upwards you feel dehydrated and low on energy and your body constantly looks out for ways to cool it.
In all this summer diet has an important role to play. Here are some summer diet tips for you to keep the body cool and energy levels high..
Coconut is full of health benefits and has amazing cooling properties. It is loaded with simple sugars, electrolytes and minerals which help keep the body in keeping well hydrated and nourished.
Onions have incredible cooling properties. They already are a must have in our curries, raitas, salads and chutneys, which will help in keeping the body cool.
Good old nimbu paani or fresh lime is high on freshness quotient and an all time favourite healthy summer drink. You can have it salted or sweet with a dash of cumin powder and mint to beat the heat.
Summer comes loaded with fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants and fibres that are known to promote weight loss. Among fruits, you must make room for all summer melons, cantaloupe, watermelon and musk melon. Among veggies eat plenty of gourd vegetables like lauki and karela. Freshly cut cucumber makes for a nice low-calorie snack you can add to your diet.
Make sure you fill your diet with natural probiotics like dahi and kimchi. They are good for your gut, they are light and easy-to-digest too. Dahi helps keep you cool too, and is a good source of protein, vitamin D and calcium.
And don’t forget to drink loads of water!!