The blazing sun and the sweltering heat can take a huge toll on your body. Although this year, most of us are avoiding being outside due to the lockdown, high temperatures can still have an adverse impact on our bodies. You need to escape the cruel summer heat and the soaring temperatures and adopt measures to stay cool without having to sacrifice your health and sanity!
Summer brings with it baskets of seasonal fruits like mango, chikoo, grapes, watermelon, figs and papaya. These seasonal fruits rich in micronutrients that help build immunity and they also provide a healthy dose of dietary fibre.
The scorching hot summer days are here and they can cause your body to get heated to an exponential degree. Indian summers are especially harsh, with temperatures soaring up to 38 to 40 degree Celsius. Phew! Headaches, hot flashes, dehydration, and heat strokes take a huge toll on our health. Knowing what to eat and what not to eat can help you get through the sweltering season unscathed.
As the days grow hotter, it becomes increasingly important to stay well hydrated. Apart from drinking sufficient water and fluids, it is also necessary to include a good portion of fresh fruits into your daily diet.
Fruits not only help keep you hydrated, but also provide you with essential vitamins, minerals and fibre. They help prevent vitamin C and vitamin A deficiencies. It is noted that people who eat fruit as part of an overall healthy diet generally have a reduced risk of chronic diseases. Fruits are also an important source of many nutrients, including potassium, fibre, vitamin C and folate.
Our appetites generally take a dive in hot-humid or dry climates. Luckily, the summer brings with it an array of delicious, cooling and refreshing fruits. Marketplaces in India are lined with the freshest produce of the season such as sweet limes, pears, watermelons, papayas and of course mangoes.
If you’ve noticed that you feel lazy, sluggish or less productive during the summer months, you’re not alone. We generally feel tired more easily than we normally do as the temperature gets hotter, and particularly during the initial weeks of summer as our body adjusts to the seasonal changes.
Summer brings in its wake sweltering heat and a grim reminder of the significance of staying well hydrated. The key to staying safe in summer is to stay hydrated.
Summer is here and brings with it long days, hot temperatures and the picnic season! It’s absolutely idyllic to gather your loved ones, enjoy fun-filled outdoor activities, and eat lots of yummy food! We’ve rounded up fabulous picnic recipes, so all you have to do is whip them up and enjoy the day with your family and friends!