cool foods to eat in summer season

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With the heat levels rising to new highs everyday, summer seems to completely drain us out. Temperatures have been scorching high and humidity levels have escalated to between 70 and 80 per cent. Most of us feel dehydrated and low on energy in such a climate and we look for ways to cool ourselves. Our body needs cooling foods that will balance our diet and keep our energy levels stable.



1. Curd/ yogurt : Curd is a delicious coolant. You can make delicious - chilled spicy buttermilk, a glass of lassi or chachh and raita. You can also add fruits to the curds to make a lip-smacking and wholesome dessert or prepare dips during the summer season.

2. Coconut water : An inexpensive coconut is full of health benefits and has wonderful cooling properties. It is laden with simple sugars, electrolytes and essential minerals which help keep the body well hydrated. In addition to that, there is evidence to suggest that coconut water has cancer fighting and anti-ageing properties as well.

3. Watermelon : Another fruit that can help you keep cool. We are not suggesting you to buy the chopped watermelon slices sold by the roadside vendors. In fact, they should never be consumed if you want to avoid the risk of a diarrhoea infection. Bring home a watermelon, cool it and have lots of it to benefit from the antioxidants present in this delicious fruit.

4. Onions : Onions have amazing cooling properties. You can add it to your curries, dips, raitas, salads and chutneys to help keep you cool. The red onions, in particular, are very rich in quercetin, which is a natural anti-allergen. Having lots of onions can provide you protection against sunstroke.

5. Lime water : The simple lime water or nimboo pani is not only refreshing, it also has health benefits for you. You can have it sweet, salted or add a dash of black salt and cumin powder to it. Have it chilled and beat the heat.

6. Cucumber : This crunchy vegetable costs little, has lots of fibre that can help keep constipation at bay. It can make each of your bites crunchier and help you stay cool as a cucumber!

I started this restaurant review food blog simply as a way for me to categorize and keep my personal retraurant trips in one easily accessible place and to encourage my hobby of writing and blogging. Digital Marketing specialist and Social Media Influencer, Sumit Sharma has a diverse background in Engineering and advertising, working at Digital Ad agencies and IT Companies. Contributor at TheCultureTrip and DigitalDefynd. Follow Sumit Sharma on Twitter @DigitalSumit.

6 comments:

  1. Happy to connect #zarahatkeblogreads

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  2. Not only are these cool foods to eat but we can make some really refreshing drinks using these. I am already dreaming of those :).

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  3. I love all of them and relish them well in summers!

    Cheers
    Geets

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  4. With the mercury levels rising to new highs everyday, summer seems to completely drain us out. Temperatures have been scorching high and humidity levels have escalated to between 70 and 80 per cent. Most of us feel dehydrated and low on energy in such a climate and we look for ways to cool ourselves. Our body needs cooling foods that will balance our diet and keep our energy levels stable. Curd is a delicious coolant. You can make delicious - chilled spicy buttermilk, a glass of lassi or chachh and raita. You can also add fruits to the curds to make a lip-smacking and wholesome dessert or prepare dips during the summer season I SIMPLY LOVE THIS.

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  5. These are definite summer foods and one definitely can't live without these in summer! Nice list!

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  6. Didn't knew onion can also be eaten as a summer food. Nice post Sumit :)

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