Foods That Can Help You Reduce Body Heat And Keep Cool
It’s only March, but already this year we’ve had soaring temperatures akin to sizzling summer days. This continued rise in temperature may have already tempted you to start taking cold showers and opening all the windows in a bid to reduce your body heat. But did you know that the food you eat plays a pivotal role in regulating your body temperature?
Excessive body heat is quite a common health problem for many people, and is mainly known as heat stress. It occurs when the body struggles to cool itself down, and can lead to several health problems, such as nausea, heat cramps and rashes, or even internal organ damage. Thankfully, there are certain foods that are perfectly suited to help reduce your body ahead and keep you nice and cool…
This widely cultivated vegetable is super rich in water, mainly because it’s actually 95% water. Making it very effective at providing a cooling effect to the body, and reducing body heat naturally. Of course it also contains numerous antioxidants, including vitamin C and beta-carotene, which is said to help lower risk of developing cancer or heart disease.
This heat reducing fruit belongs to the melon species cucumis melo, along with watermelon of course, and as well as its enticing sweet flavour and light green look; it also has a number of added benefits. It’s chock full of electrolytes and water, a crucial combination that makes the fruit ideal for hydrating your body. Electrolytes, such as potassium, magnesium, sodium and calcium can all help you to stay hydrated throughout your day, and this fruit has them all.
This hugely popular herb can be used fresh or dried in a rich variety of dishes and infusions. It’s also been used a a home remedy to provide a cooling effect to the body for years and years. The juice and oils found in mint leaves can effectively calm and cool your skin, and when applied directly to it could even soothe rashes or other reactions.
Apart from being water-rich as well, this root vegetable is a great source of Vitamin C, an antioxidant that lowers body heat. It also comes packed with plenty of potassium, which can help lower your blood pressure, and keep it under control. As well as providing a cooling effect to the blood, its anti-inflammatory properties make it very effective at fighting heat stress.
Seasonal produce is perfect for keeping your body cool and your skin hydrated, supple and glowing. Just like cucumber, a zucchini can be eaten as is, without any cooking. They are extremely hydrating, being full of vitamins A and C, as well as plenty of dietary fibre. Not only can this vegetale give you plenty of energy, it can help to reduce high cholesterol levels, and even improve your heart health.
One of the key factors to keeping your temperature regulated is undoubtedly a healthy, nutritiously rich diet, and at Prep Perfect, we can help with that!
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