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Do you know these 10 best cooling foods for the summer?

With the mercury level on rise, the boiling sun has the possibility to drain us out totally. By ignoring this, we are letting our bodies at greater risk. Most of the people feel dehydrated during summer months and experiencing always low energy levels is another symptom of being hit by it. Hence, it is very much important that we should be taking extra care during the hot seasons. From eating foods which are right to following certain lifestyle changes, we can be able to beat the dangerous impacts of summer. Here we have listed a few cooling foods that you should definitely add to your diet to fight against the hot climate effects.

1. Cucumber

With Loaded fibre, eating cucumber in the summer is going to help in keeping constipation at bay. Cucumber also contains very high amount of water content in it. So, have this crisper food and stay cool during the hot climate.

2. Watermelon

Watermelon, everyone’s favorite fruit during the summer, a seasonal summer fruit comes for a big reason. As it contains 91.45 per cent water, it helps in fulfilling your body’s water requirement. Also, loaded with anti-oxidants properties, watermelon gives you a wonderful cooling effect. 3. Curd

Curd? Its not only delicious, but also gives a coolant effect to the body. You can have curd in different variants too. Make a spicy buttermilk OR sweet lassi. You can make curd raita and have with the food. Another option to eat curd is by adding seasonal fruits in it or by making lip-smacking smoothies.

Curd rice will be the most of the people choice, and one of my favourite. 4. Tender Coconut water

Coconut water is always the best summer drink for people. This is not as expensive drinks which are available in almost most of the fruit shops. Coconut water is loaded with essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients required for the human body. The drink has cooling properties that help you fight against the hot weather dehydration. Studies also show that drinking coconut water regularly also protect against cancer. 5. Mint

Mist is easily available with the vendors nearby to your residence at the cheaper cost. Mint included in curd will give you added benefits. You can also prepare many dishes with mint which is commonly prepared in almost all Indian houses. Mint not only keeps your body temperature cool but also gives you a refreshing effect keep you safe from dehydration. 6. Green vegetables

Having green vegetables around the year gives you plentiful benefits. And adding them to your daily diet is also helpful as green leafy vegetables contain high amount of water content. Remember, avoid over-cooking these vegetables as it could cause loss of water content in them. 7. Onions

You may get surprised to know that onions too provide cooling properties. Eating them raw may ruin your taste, hence mix with lemon and salt and prepare salads. Another way to eat onion is by adding it in your vegetables, curries and raita. The red onions are loaded with quercetin, which is considered as a natural anti-allergen. Adding onion to your daily diet also helps in protecting you against the sun-stroke. 8. Melons

Loaded with high amount of water content, it is great to eat melons during summer. They help you in staying hydrated and gives you a cooling and refreshing effect.

9. Lime water

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

10. Celery

With water content of 95 per cent, celery contains essential nutrients that keep you going during the hot weather. Celery is also loaded with sodium, iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and zinc.

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