With average temperatures rising it can be hard to know what to eat when you feel like your whole body is on fire. But we all gotta eat right? So why not chow down on these ten foods that actually help reduce your overall body temperate and keep you hydrated at the same time. If you are feeling the heat and don’t want to eat, this is the post for you…
While I won’t go into them all here there are plenty of fruits with high water content, but the humble cucumber really is the best of all of them. Why not knock up some cucumber sandwiches and have a little picnic!
Curd is obtained by coagulating milk in a sequential process called curdling. What you might not know is that it has been used to keep people cool in India for thousands of years! If it works in the hot Indian heat it will certainly work in cooler countries.
While eating them whole or picked is a pretty good option they do have surprisingly good cooling properties. Red onions are said to be the best for this and raw is definitely the best way to go.
This one will come as a surprise to some, but not so much to others. You see, chicken soup contains a number of substances that have been proven to help reduce upper respiratory tract infection symptoms help you to breath easier which in turn can help your body to stay cooler.
Not only is celery 95% water it is also low on calories which will leave you feeling lighter, but still full. There is nothing worse than feeling full on a hot day, no matter what you have eaten to get yourself to that point.
If you fancy some meat in your body, but don’t want to weigh down with a stake you could always try crab meat! Both crab and raw fish are considered cooler meats making them perfect for those who don’t want to eat nothing but plants.
As a general rule, the more leafy the salad is the cooler you will feel. But something else to take into account is the freshness of it all. The fresher the salad the more moisture is locked inside the leaves, so try and get it and eat it on the same day.
Low Fat Yoghurt
You might think avoiding dairy products is a good thing (which it generally is) but starting and ending the day with a bowl of low-fat yoghurt will not only help you feel cooler, but it will also help you feel fuller for longer meaning you won’t feel the need to eat half as much.
These are foods like Chlorella, dulse and kelp that are all perfect for a seaweed salad or just part of the main meal. Many sea vegetables can retain heat inside of themselves due to how deep they grow in the sea floors, but that also means they will suck the heat right out of you by just a few degrees and that really can make all the difference.
Chilli or Curry
What do you think people from some of the worlds hottest countries eat? When temperatures in some parts of Central and South America cat reach 40 degrees on a normal day! Yes, they eat hot foods like curries and chilli. Sure, eating hot foods like this on a super hot day might not be the most pleasant of meals, but it will help your body cool down for much longer than many of the other foods on this list! I have tried this myself and while I was a hot sweating mess after the meal I cooled down significantly in the afternoon.
Do you know of any other foods that can help cool your body down? If you do why not leave a comment and tells us all about them.