10 Healthy Tips to Keep Yourself fit in Summers

Here are some other useful lifestyle tips you can follow to beat the summer heat.

1 .Drink plenty of water.

With the high temperatures, your body tends to lose water and sodium in form of sweat. Hence, it is important for you to drink plenty of water. Make sure that you keep a bottle of water with you always,

2. Avoid caffeinated or carbonated beverages, alcoholic beverages, and those high in sugar.

All these drinks contain preservatives, colours and sugars. They are acidic in nature and act as diuretics. They cause loss of fluids through urine.

Many soft drinks contain diluted phosphoric acid, which damages the inner linning of the digestive tract and, therefore, affects its functions.

3 .Eat lots of fresh water

During summers make sure that you eat lots of fresh vegetables and fruits. Besides providing you essential nutrients, they will aid in weight loss.

4. Use sabza (tulsi seeds) in your drinks -- this has very cooling effect on the body.

Drink lemon juice, coconut water and thin buttermilk, to replenish the fluids that are lost in sweat.

5. Avoid sugary foods, especially honey and molasses, and stick to natural sugars available from fruits and veggies

6. Cut the intake of fried foods, like vadas, samosas, chips, bhajias, farsans, etc. Fat has a thermal effect.

7. Do not drink very chilled liquids.

They do not really help cool you down in summers, though they make you cool for some time. Drinking really cold liquids when feeling hot may lead to a slight constriction of the blood vessels in the skin and decrease heat loss, which is not advisable when trying to cool down

8. Say good-bye to your winter vegetables and fruits like spinach, garlic, beetroot, radish, hot peppers, grapefruit, pineapple etc. These vegetables and fruits tend to produce heat.

• 9 .Include fruits and vegetables rich in water content like melons, oranges, lettuce, celery, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions in your summer diet. These veggies and fruits will hydrate your body as well as drop your body temperature.

• 10. Reduce intake of heaty vegetables and fruits, like spinach, radish, hot peppers, onions, garlic, beetroot, pineapple, grapefruit and ripe mangoes (if you cannot resist mangoes, soak them overnight in water).

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