It’s a scorcher out there today and it looks like it’s only getting hotter. If you’re having trouble keepin’ cool try these foods below:
1. Cool down with Cucumbers: Cucumbers are full of potassium, magnesium, & vitamin C which give them a powerful alkalizing effect within the body. The combination of alkalizing elements, electrolytes, & fluids make it one of the world’s best foods for enhancing energy levels and keeping you cool. Give cucumber water a try this summer! Just cut up and add to your water for a refreshing cooling “mocktail”. Or check out this cucumber smoothie recipe I found http://wholelivingdaily.wholeliving.com/
2. Refresh with Mint: Both mint and peppermint have amazing cooling and relaxing properties, and their brisk aroma has the ability to chase away sluggishness when the heat soars.Additionally, mint helps relieve both indigestion and inflammation, which can plague us during the hot summer months. You can make your own peppermint iced tea by steeping green tea bags in boiling water, then chilling. Add stevia, slices of lemon, and a bunch of peppermint for a cool treat. Or go for a watermelon and mint salad for a simple and super hydrating salad.
3. Get Peachy: Peaches are commonly known for their ability to cool down our body temperature. Being so juicy and sweet they make the perfect summer snack but they also taste delish on the grill.
PS) Here’s a bonus tip -Avoid extremely cold drinks! – Most people pick these to keep cool yet they are actually known to interfere with digestion and sweating, which interferes with the body’s natural cooling mechanisms.