Monday, 13 April 2015

10 Best Foods to Beat the summer heat

         Hi friends, with scorching heat and mercury levels rising, lets today talk of 10 top foods that can help us beat the summer heat thats good for you as well as your children.

  • Curd/Yogurt-Curd is irresistabe for both parents as well as children. Add fruits in curd and make a lovely desert, or make raita or salads with cucumbers, tomatos and onions. Healthiest drinks like buttermilk, lassi are really too good to beat the heat.
  • Coconut water- A lovely drink thats too nutritious and healthy filled with cooling properties.
  • Watermelons- Watermelons is juicy, delicious and filled with antioxidants. Cut them into different shapes and enjoy it the way you want.
  • Cucumber- Its cheap, and best salad to have during summers. It also helps to keep constipation at bay.
  • Mint- Mint is healthy and of great use. You can dry mint leaves and use it in curd as raita or make chutneys and add extra flavour to your food.
  • Green vegetables- Always encourage eating green veggies at home. They have a great super power effect on our bodies. 
  • Lemons- Wipe out sweat the healthy way! Lemon juice is refreshing and with not much calories.
  • Blueberries- These are super fruits that are filled with antioxidants that can combat inflammation.
  • Tomatoes- Lycopene is highest in red tomatoes. They help in protecting skin from sun burn, fight heart disease and stroke as well. Create tomato jam, or include tomatoes in salad or make home made ketchup.
  • Beetroot- Colorful and extremely great to include them in summers.

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