Of all the things you could possibly need to keep cool this summer water is at the top of the list. Drinking enough water is an essential necessity that none of us can go without, and in summer it is even more important. Your body needs water to clean and maintain good function, and most of all to help keep you cool. Other nifty ways to help keep your body cooler this summer are here below.
Increasing Your Vitamin C intake
Vitamin C is great for winter times when we need to fight off those pesky viruses, but did you know that it’s also very useful in the summertime? One of the very helpful functions of Vitamin C is cleaning out the liver and kidneys, of course, this means that your blood will be cleaner too. As a powerful antioxidant, it helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.
Staying In The Shade More
Plan your activities more carefully, the summer heat is not a thing to take lightly. Keeping to the shade or working indoors during the hottest times of the day is important for maintaining hydration levels in your skin and general sun damage. Make sure to time your outings into the sun.
Eating Spicy Foods
Eating spicy food doesn’t sound smart on a hot day, but the cooling after-effect is a very healthy and very effective way to cool your body. People in India, Morocco, and Mexico have been doing this for centuries. Spicy foods can also help regulate blood pressure and reduce inflammation of blood vessels.
Adding Peppermint To Drinks
Peppermint is a lovely herb, with its ability to create reviving sensations, which is something you must have some of, at all times. In a glass of cold water with a few ice cubes, or pair single leaves with watermelon and dragon fruit on a skewer for an amazing snack. From savory too salty, too sweet, peppermint is amazing at perking things up.
Snacking Instead Of Heavy Eating
Eating smaller meals, comprising lighter ingredients, can help regulate more stable body temperature. Salads are the simplest option, of course, but not the only one. Meat and other high protein foods need more energy to digest, naturally, this will keep your body temperature higher and for longer.
Eating Water-Rich Foods
Watermelons, grapes, cucumbers, tomatoes, oranges, grapefruit… The list is extensive enough for everyone to pick a favourite. Water-rich food can help keep your body cool and they’re filled with nutrients and fibre, so they are good for you too.
Reducing activity during the hottest part of the day can sometimes become a tricky thing to manage. Finding something to do that isn’t outside and doesn’t cause your body temperature to rise, leaves you with a very limited list of alternatives. Meditation is an activity that gets a checkmark next to each of the requirements posed by a hot summer’s day. Finding a cool area with plenty of fresh air and a comfortable seating arrangement are the only requirements for an ideal meditation spot.