Summer is always related to sunstroke problems or dehydration. Follow these simple diet tips to help prevent heat stroke and stay healthy this summer.
Heat-related ailments, particularly heat stroke and dehydration, are a common problem in the summers. But as temperatures continue to rise, you become more susceptible to these health problems. Therefore, staying indoors as much as possible and replenishing lost fluids can help avoid dehydration.
As the intense heat wave continued to sweep across northern India with no relief in sight, people need to take a few extra precautions to fight the harsh effects of the sweltering conditions. There are a few things you can do to protect yourself from heat stroke - such as wearing light and loose clothes for sweat to evaporate, drinking water every 15- 20 minutes to keep your body hydrated, choosing activities which are indoor like swimming, dancing, water aerobics, gym, etc to avoid exhaustion. In fact, loading up on foods that are high in water content is one of the best steps you can take during a heat wave.
The searing summer heat can wreak havoc on your body. To prevent heat-related illness, it’s generally recommended to stay well-hydrated. But hydration is more than just drinking more water, it’s also about eating healthy by choosing nutrient-dense and water-rich fruits and veggies over foods and drinks that will dehydrate you. According to Dr. Parul Patni, Nutritionist-Lifestyle and Weight Management Expert, there are some wonderful foods that can help you fight heat stroke. Here are a few diet tips to help prevent heat stroke and stay healthy this summer.
Lemonade: Have it once or twice a day with a bit of salt to rehydrate the body. Add 1/4 teaspoon of soaked basil seeds or 1 teaspoon of soaked gond katira to protect from heat stroke.
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Buttermilk or Chass: For it to be more effective, you can add mint leaves, ginger, black salt, and roasted jeera powder. Consuming this will keep you cool in the hot summer.
Watermelon: The fruit is a good source of electrolytes which will keep you hydrated. We need to consume plenty of water when it’s hot through foods, and what can be better than gorging on thirst-quenching summer fruits like watermelon.
Cucumber: Cucumbers are a good source of fiber and water but low in calories. Being made up of mostly water, the fruit makes a perfect component of a cooling summer diet, which can help fight dehydration.
Jaun (Barley) ka sattu: It is well-known for its cooling properties. You can have it with salt and lemon or add a dash of hand.
Try traditional juices or sharbat like saunf, phalsa, jaljeera, imli, bel, etc. You can use hand instead of sugar or stevia as a sweetener. However, limit alcohol, tea, and coffee as they have a diuretic effect on our body.
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