Summer is here. Kolkata experience maximum temperature during May reaching 41 C. The humidity sweat makes it more uneasy to beat the heat of summer. Such an uncomfortable climate may lead to several ailments. So what is the solution? A healthy diet. Yes, maintaining a healthy diet can gives you a fit and fine summer.
Agnimitra Mukherjee, a nutritionist from Motherhood Fertility Center explained that it is important to drink water as much as you can maintain the fluid balance in our body. If this fluid balance is not maintained properly you may have dehydration or heat stroke which is very common during summer.
According to National Institute of Medicine a male body needs at least 13 glasses of water. Female body needs 9 glasses of water. Mukherjee said, while working outside many people buys soft drink to quench their thirst. I would suggest them to drink fruit juice or coconut water. But try to avoid roadside juice. Instead, you can carry sugarcane juice, lemon juice or chhatur sarbat. Don’t forget to add basil seeds on pudina leaves. These will act as very good cooling agent.
Extreme heat waves can cause various problems in your gastrointestinal tract. Add Yoghurt or lassi in your menu to avoid this kind of problem. It is also a good source of protein and can also protect your body from heat stroke.
Skin tanning is very common during summer. Instead of spending money on sunscreen and other cosmetics. Include fruits rich in beta keratin like water melon, tomato, papaya, etc. These fruits will prominently prevents your skin from tanning. They also contain huge amount of water. Another miracle vegetable is cucumber with loads of water. Eat cucumber everyday to avoid constipation.
The nutritionist added that too much sweating can decrease level of potassium resulting in muscle cramp. Include fruits with the vitamin C in your diet chart.
Onion is also helps your body to remain cool.Simultaneously its anti allergen compound prevents from sunstroke.
Summer means season of mango. So enjoy the taste as much as you can. It is abundant of Vitamin A, Potassium and fibre. Also contain pectin which helps to suppress high blood pressure.
Now don’t forget to insert green and leafy vegetables in your meal.
Here are some tips to avoid
- Stay away from fried food.
- Avoid chocolates and dry fruits.
- Don’t eat to the fullest.
- If you are diabetic or obese then avoid eating too much mango and other fruit juice.