Steps to a healthy Summer diet

31 Jul 2014 Ferado

Steps to a healthy Summer diet

  • Water is the best option to quench thirst.
  • Avoid caffeinated or carbonated beverages, alcoholic beverages, and those high in sugar.
  • Do not drink very chilled liquids
  • Limit all strenuous activity.
  • Eat light, nutritious and non-fatty meals.
  • 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).
  • Minimise the intake of dried fruits
  • Use sabza (tulsi seeds) in your drinks — this has very cooling effect on the body.
  • Include lots of fruits and vegetables
  • Drink lemon juice, coconut water and thin buttermilk, to replenish the fluids that are lost in sweat.
  • Avoid sugary foods, especially honey and molasses, and stick to natural sugars available from fruits and veggies.
  • Minimise the intake of hot, spicy foods and extremely salty foods. 
  • Cut the intake of fried foods, like vadas, samosas, chips, bhajias, farsans, etc. Fat has a thermal effect.
  • Maintain good hygiene levels.

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