5 Effective Ways to Beat the Heat Using Food: Our Guide
The weather is getting hot now, and everybody’s getting crankier! Your air conditioning might also be in full blast, but is that really all you can do to keep cool? You might be surprised to know that your food can actually help you feel cooler.
In this article, Imbue Natural, your trusted partner in maintaining a healthy vagina, shares ways on how you can stay cool (not just in your intimate area) during this scorching heat with food:
Avoid Heavy Meals
In colder months, you might feel like you can eat everything. Yet, it’s the exact opposite during the summer. You might notice that you don’t feel like eating heavy meals. Listen to what your body is saying and just munch on smaller and lighter meals because the food has a thermic effect on the body, making the temperature rise while digesting the food. This means that the bigger the meal you consume, the warmer you’ll feel. You should also steer clear of hot and spicy food, which can raise your body temperature.
Freeze Your Favourite Food
All you want are some frozen treats like ice cream, snow-cones, slushies, and more during a sweltering day. However, these can quickly add on calories and shoot your sugar levels up. If you want a healthier option, you can try freezing some berries, fruits, and even veggies! Get your berries in a container and throw them in the freezer in the morning, and you’ll have a cooling snack in the afternoon. You can do the same with carrots or even peas.
Get Your Fluids from Your Food
You might not know it, but you should actually be getting between 20% and 30% of the fluids you need from fruits and veggies with high water content. There are lots of options for these, including broccoli, cabbage, carrots, grapefruit, watermelon, raspberries, and strawberries, among others.
Munch on Cooling Foods
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are some foods that have cooling properties, just as there are those that have heating properties. In fact, it’s not only about body temperature but has something to do with the type of energy in the body. For example, signs of heat energy include irritability, indigestion, and flushed cheeks.
Some of those foods that are cooling are bananas, bamboo shoots, barley, bean curd, bitter gourds, cauliflower, crabs, clams, corn, cucumber, watermelon, pineapple, tomatoes, pear, radish, and strawberry, among others.
Make a Cooling Mask Out of Food
Did you know that eating is not the only way you’ll get cooling benefits from some of your favourite food items? You can also apply them to your skin! For example, you can chop some cucumbers or pop them in the blender and mix it with some plain yoghurt and use this mixture as a mask. Apply it on your face and let it sit for at least 15 minutes before wiping it off and splashing your face with some cold water––you’ll surely feel rejuvenated after that!
The five tips we’ve shared above will surely help you feel cool in this hot weather. From consuming cooling foods to eating in smaller portions and even using food as a mask, these are definitely ways to beat the heat this summer.
Now that you know what to do, you can turn your attention to yet another way to keep cool, especially in your intimate area. Maintaining a clean vagina can alleviate any discomfort that you might experience when you’re all sweaty because of the heat.
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