Stay Cool In The Heat With Natural Home Remedies

Things are heating up. The temperatures are rising and with them, so are our tempers. Excessive heat can make us hot and irritable. So, let’s take a step back and see what we can do to stay cool in the warm weather.

Some of us are naturally more sensitive to the hot weather than others and summer can be a period of dread for us. If you love the fall or winter and summertime makes you irritable, inflamed or overheated, then you really need to take a good hard look at these 5 natural recipes to stay cool and incorporate them into your lifestyle.

1)     Local produce is the way to go: Check out local farmer’s markets in your area, they are held frequently come summertime. Mother Nature’s antidote to the excruciating heat is summer’s harvest. A wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables are available that can typically be eaten raw and this has a cooling effect on the body.These fresh foods are low in calories and help in regulating body temperatures.High calorie foods on the other hand require your body to work overtime to burn them. Carbohydrates are essential for producing energy which is required in abundance during summer months where activities are at their peak. Fruits and veggies are a great source of carbs.

2)     Drink Water: Staying hydrated is not an option, it is a requirement. Drink lots of water. Heat and dehydration is a dangerous combination that can leave you feeling exhausted. Give up sodas and other sugary drinks in favor of water.

3)     Bitter foods should be featured on your plate: Hot summer months call for naturally bitter foods that are also cooling. Choose green leafy veggies, coffee (in moderation), raw cacao, dandelions, asparagus, artichokes and cucumbers. Have them make regular appearances in your salads.

4)     Step outside to see what your body needs: Staying in an air conditioned room can fool your body into thinking that a hot bowl of soup is a good idea. It’s not. Step outside and figure out what it is you really want. A lot of people get turned off by creamy dishes and meat due to the heat. Reconnect with Nature to get the best nourishing for your body.

5)     Say no to heating foods: Summer makes you think of bbq ribs, picnic foods, chips and delicious desserts. Not to say these are to be completed avoided, but remember that moderation is key. Spicy, rich and creamy foods are likely to lead to heartburn, inflammation and irritability. You’d be better off limiting intake of spices, salt and oil.

 These are all simple methods that don’t require going out of your way. Mother Nature’s antidotes are the most effective and it is highly recommended to adopt these natural remedies to keep cool.


Comments are closed.

Scroll to top