Gems Gems, March 11, 2017
Summer is the time to be cautious. One has to be careful during summer season because of water born deceases, sun stroke , dehydration, Allergy,Skin problems and a row of other summer related problems. A little caution may help you sail through the summer without any problem. Here are few tips and tricks on how to beat summer. 10 cool summer food tips which helps you beat the the heat.
Take food items with more water content.Eat more vegetables salads and fruit. This is probably the most important Summer Food Tips.
Meat and animal by products are a rich source of Omega 3S vitamin B zinc and easily absorbed iron. But that daily requirement of meat products for body is only 30 grams..But you should in take 7 serving of 30 grams each of vegetable daily on an average.That is on an average you should have 7 times more vegetables than your meat intake.
Lemon, Orange, mosambi, watermelon and cucumber are the vegetables that contain 90% of water and remaining vitamins.
During summertime body is more vulnerable to infections.Vitamin C provide resistance to the body from infections. Sour fruits contains vitamin C in large quantities. So during summer have more lemon oranges and mosambis or Citrus limetta.
It’s better to have juices prepared at home which is more hygienic and nutritious than those from outside.It’s always better to have locally available fruits like papaya banana mango or Guava.
Vitamin a and c improve the skin tone so having fruits and vegetables that contains vitamin A and C helps us in reducing the skin problems.
At least have 8 to 10 glasses of water per day during summer season. Even if you work or spend time in an AC room water loss happens from the body quietly. So it is always better to have one sip of water every 30 minutes.
Better to avoid alcohol intake and cigarettes during summer because it will have more impact on your liver and lungs respectively during summer.
Better avoid sweets foods, butter, ghee, burger pizza and food items with artificial colors and preservatives. It has an impact your defense mechanism and you will be more prone to infections and diseases.
Cumin seeds or Jeera helps in digestion. So try to have boiled water with cumin seeds or increase the intake of cumin seeds by adding it more during food preparation.
Light buttermilk with added ingredients like curry leaves, green chilli, lemon leaves, coriander leaves, Ginger with added small quantities of salt is the best drink during summer.
Refer summer cooler section for more juice recipes.