Beat the Heat with These Diet Tips

By Ritika Samaddar in Nutrition And Dietetics

Jul 08 , 2022 | 1 min read

The scorching heat of summers can leave you drained, and your appetite can also decrease. But you shouldn’t lose vital nutrients in the meanwhile. So let’s talk about diet tips to help you deal with summers better and beat the heat.

  1. Hydration is the key

with summer at its peak, hydration is very important, as you lose a lot of fluids in the form of sweat which needs to be replaced. So keep sipping water and other fluids like coconut water, fresh lime water, fresh juices, and buttermilk as they help replenish the lost salt and other electrolytes through sweat, making the elders very weak and lethargic during summer. 

Here are five simple tricks to stay hydrated

  1. Always keep a water bottle with you.

  2. Reminders and alarms are witty ways to remind you about drinking water.

  3. Caffeine and alcohol can make you dehydrated so limit their intake.

  4. Add flavours such as lemon or mint to quench your thirst and make it a drink of choice.

Check out the 5 Important Benefits of Drinking Coconut Water

  1. Take plenty of fruits and veggies

Fruits and veggies in summer are loaded with water. Besides are a powerhouse of vitamins and antioxidants, which helps build immunity and prevent flu. Following are some of the vegetables and fruits that contain high water content.

  1. Cucumber

  2. Tomatoes

  3. Green Leafy Vegetables

  4. Grapes

  5. Watermelon

  6. Musk Melon

  7. Ash Gourd

  1. Avoid sugary food items

Avoid sugar-loaded drinks and food items. They may temporarily increase energy but negatively impact your body in the long run.

  1. Eat light

During the peak summer season, the digestive system is at its low, so go light this summer, eat less and light. Avoid fried and oily foods and eat light, especially at night.

  1. Avoid outside foods

Avoid outside foods, especially foods sold on the roadside, as with high temperatures chances of food getting spoilt is very high.

  1. Stay indoors

Avoid going out during peak hours of heat as it dehydrates your body.

  1. Go for your walks in the mornings

Don’t miss out on exercise; go in the morning when the temperature is low.

  1. Maintain hygiene

Avoid eating stale food because microorganisms grow faster in summer, thus making you sick. Wash your hands before eating and maintain hygiene.

Summer vacation is an excellent time to spend quality time with your loved ones and travel a lot, but you should keep due care of your diet and overall fitness even if you travel to avoid the repercussions of heat waves.

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