In the scorching heat of summer, it is necessary to make use of every available defense to prevent yourself from heat waves and to stay cool as much as possible. As important as staying breezy under the summer heat, it is also important that we eat the right kind of food to keep from getting sick. Here’s our top list of food items to avoid and keep you cool throughout this hot weather spell.
Apparently, it might look that a chilled glass of milkshake is the best idea to beat the heat of the summer but it is not true. Any of the milk products such as butter, cheese or curd undergo a process of fermentation inside your body while there is high temperature outside of it. It causes indigestion and other stomach related issues.
Spicy Food Items
Capsaicin is an element found in spicy foods increase your body temperature and cause burn. Some studies have shown that capsaicin intake is associated with a short-lived rise in body temperature. When the weather outside is already too hot, every effort should be made to keep that body temp low. So, try to avoid taking extra hot sauces.
Although this kind of food is always a ‘ no-eat ‘ food, it should be strictly prevented during the summer. Fried food makes the skin oilier on a hot day, eventually leading to skin issues such as pimples. It also interferes with the digestion process.
Ice Cream, Iced Tea or Coffee
In almost the same vein as eating spicy food to cool down, eating cold food can actually warm you up. By quickly lowering your internal temperature, your body will be over-reacting (so drastic) and raising the temperature in reaction. shortly after completing that beautiful iced coffee, you’re left hot and bothered again.
Mangoes are part of a food group that flushes water out of the body, called diuretic foods, and are better avoided during heat. If you spend half a day sipping on water to remain hydrated, there’s just no point in ruining all that by eating the food that intend to rid you of water. Apart from that, mangoes can give rise to a number of undesirable symptoms such as diarrhea, upset stomach, headaches, etc. Other diuretic products include fennel, artichoke and asparagus.