Hot weather brings discomfort and a high risk of dehydration. That’s why you need specific types of food that lower your body temperature, ideal for reducing the negative effects of excessive heat for your body.
When the thermometer seems to explode, try to drink a lot citrus juices, and eat fruits that contain large amounts of water such as bananas, pineapples and watermelons. They are ideal foods for hot weather and may reduce your body temperature.
Hot weather is not just uncomfortable and annoying, but a major factor of risk; it can trigger a state of lethargy and excessive sweating. Eat smart and you will remain beautiful and healthy, even in a scorching summer heat.
Oranges have a tonic and refreshing effect on your body. There are more than 170 phytonutrients and 60 flavonoids in oranges, which provide many health benefits. These citrus reduce your fever, body temperature, thirst and increase the blood hemoglobin level.
Bananas are extremely rich in potassium, a mineral that restore the electrolytes in the body (sweat), substances with an optimal role in regulating body temperature.
On hot days, you can prepare a mixture of fresh squeezed lemon juice, warm water and honey. Drinking this mixture will greatly reduce your body temperature and will help your body to adapt successfully to hot weather.
This delicious fruit contains an enzyme “bromelain”, well known for “eating fat” pineapple helps to eliminate toxins through urine and reduces Lost electrolytes through dehydration.
This is a fruit that contains a lot amount of water and provides a refreshing effect. It is very useful in reducing body temperature. In addition, watermelon stimulates digestion, (there is no need for your body to produce heat in an effort to digest food) and can reduce even your cholesterol level.
6. Fruit Salad
Skip the fat, hearty and spicy meals. You will enjoy the taste and cooling effect of a delicious fruit salad prepared from apricots, nectarines, peaches, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and cantaloupe. Let the salad in the refrigerator for 20 minutes and garnish it with mint leaves and lemon slices.
Cucumbers have also a high water content and can help your body to retain fluids and more fiber from foods. In addition, cucumbers have a high content in vitamin C, silicon, potassium and magnesium minerals that are removed by your sweat.
8. Coconut Water
The liquid inside young coconuts is a refreshing and very popular drink in tropical countries because prevents the body overheating and dehydration.
9. Dairy Products
Try to eat more dairy products, such as yogurt or cold milk. This category of foods helps lower body temperature and keeps it at an optimum level.
Even honey has an internal cooling effect of the body, especially if you mix it in cold liquids such as lemonade, iced tea or cold milk.
11. Green Vegetables
Leafy green vegetables are rich in antioxidants, help digestion and also regulate your body temperature, which is extremely beneficial during the summer.
12. Fish and Seafood
Salmon, seafood and seaweed are foods that support the optimal functioning of the hypothalamus, an important part of the endocrine system, thus helping to balance your body heat.