5 summer diet tips to beat the heat


August 4, 2023

Looking for smart ways to stay fit and cool this summer? Here’s what we recommend to stay healthy and beat the heat with these 5 summer diet tips:

Eat small, frequent meals

To digest a large meal the body creates more metabolic heat while breaking down the food. Steer clear of high protein foods as they also raise your metabolic heat levels.

Eat veggies

All greens have high water content, so they’re easy to digest. This means your body doesn’t have to work as hard, which saves you energy and keeps you cool. Cucumbers are incredibly hydrating while zucchini, which contains vitamin C and important phytonutrients, is also a great source of manganese, which protects the body from sun damage.

Cool off with fruits

Watermelon, peaches (only 35-50 calories), pineapple and apples (95 calories with 4g fiber) can act like internal air-conditioners. Apples also contain a type of soluble fiber called pectin, which curtails hunger and helps in weight loss.

Spice is nice

You probably think it will only raise your body temperature, but studies have shown spicy food and chillies stimulate heat receptors in the mouth. This heightens circulation, causing you to sweat, which in turn cools your body down.

Avoid alcohol

It dehydrates the body. Also steer clear of drinks with caffeine like coffee and colas increase the body’s metabolic heat. Stick to water with lemon, not only for its skin and immune-boosting benefits, but because it actually encourages you to drink more water overall.

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About the Author

Nahida is a registered dietician with 9 years of experience, working extensively with individuals dealing with obesity, diabetes, thyroid and PCOD. In addition, she has worked with NGOs supporting cancer patients by providing them with nutritional counseling. After completing her post-graduation in Dietetics & Applied Nutrition from Mumbai University, she went on to finish her MBA in Healthcare Services. Nahida is also a certified diabetes educator from International Diabetes Center. Currently a Sr. Nutritionist with HealthifyMe, Nahida is looking forward to let people take their weight off their mind and body by enjoying the journey.

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