The summer season is starting and, therefore, the sweltering heat is already here. In this sense, we want to share with you those foods and drinks that can not miss in your pantry if you want to avoid dehydration caused by high temperatures.
It is worth remembering that the heat can negatively affect your moods, apart from pushing you to put aside your healthy lifestyle. Therefore, if you want to avoid fatigue or heat stroke, these are the foods you should eat:
Eating carrots will benefit you, as they have a high concentration of water (87%) and will also allow you to show off a nice tan. Also, their high levels of vitamin A will benefit our skin if we consume them regularly.
Melon and watermelon
Both melon and watermelon are highly recommended during the summer, as they are 90 and 92% water, respectively. Both fruits will allow you to enjoy freshness and hydration during the heat wave. They are also rich in antioxidants, fiber and vitamins A and C.
Fruit, especially berries
Apples and pears, for example, are 84% water. For this reason, the World Health Organization tells us that we should consume 5 pieces of fruit daily.
Red fruits have an anti-inflammatory effect and help lower blood pressure. Their consumption favors a decrease in body temperature through blood circulation. For example, eating 200 grams of cherries helps to hydrate us up to 50%.
Broccoli, spinach and salads
Despite what you may think, broccoli is a food with 91% water, in addition to reducing the chances of cancer and is a great complement to a healthy diet. It also helps reduce cholesterol. Clearly an all-in-one.
Spinach has 92% water and is low in calories, with only 23 kcal per 100 grams.
On the other hand, salads are mostly composed of water (lettuce 95%, tomato 94%, cucumber 96%, radishes 95%, arugula 91%). Eating a bowl of salad is a good option to avoid overheating this summer.
As contradictory as it may seem, spicy food will be your great ally to fight the heat this summer period. Eating foods such as curry, various spices, chili peppers or chilli peppers will make us sweat, which will cool our body even if we do not realize it.
Like spicy food, hot drinks counteract the body heat caused by high temperatures. In the same way, the water of the weather will hydrate us more than cold water.
In addition, drinks such as tea, especially mint tea, will help us to feel cooler, since menthol sends cold signals to our brain and will relieve us from the sensation of heat.
Gazpacho or salmorejo
Finally, gazpacho and salmorejo combine 3 ingredients high in water that will favor a high hydration sensation: tomato 94%, bell pepper 92% and cucumber 96%.