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5 RECOMMENDED FOODS ASKED TO ADD IN YOUR DIET TO BEAT THE HEAT | GABRUU

By Ritika Nath . 9th May 2019 10:00am
5 RECOMMENDED FOODS ASKED TO ADD IN YOUR DIET TO BEAT THE HEAT | GABRUU

With the rise in temperature, many of us are looking for new ways to cope with the season's heat. We have listed below some of the major ways that can help you to beat the heat. Check out these 5 recommended foods and drinks to cool you down.

WATERMELON


It’s time to make this fruit a part of your daily diet. Watermelon is made of 90 percent water and helps you stay well-hydrated throughout the day. It’s also rich in Vitamins A and C and the antioxidant called lycopene, which is known to prevent cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

MINT


Mint is known for its cooling and relaxing abilities. It has been used for long by aromatherapists to soothe the mind and body. Its aroma can easily drive away sluggishness when the heat soars. Try to gulp down mint tea or add it to your chilled beverages to get relief from indigestion and inflammation that can bother you during hot months.

CUCUMBER


You must have used the phrase ‘cool as a cucumber’ often in your life. High water content and its deliciously crunchy taste, makes it a popular summer veggie. It’s also a diuretic that helps flush out toxins. It’s also a good source of phosphorous, calcium, zinc and other minerals.

COCONUT WATER


Coconut water is the best summer drink. This ‘not-so-expensive’ drink is available in almost all fruit shops and is loaded with essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. It has cooling properties that help you fight against the hot weather. Studies also show that drinking coconut water regularly also protects against cancer.

LIME WATER


‘Nimboo pani’ is another refreshing drink for summer. A glass of lime water provides many health benefits. You can have sweet lime water; can add salt, a pinch of cumin powder to it to enhance its flavor. Lime water keeps you chilled and refreshed all day long.

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