As the temperature soars in hot summers, people tend to cheat on their diets with chilled beers or nutty ice-creams or cool cakes to beat the heat. So before you add up those extra unwanted calories, Nutrihealthline suggests some of the healthy diet tips to follow in hot season to beat the heat.
1. Avoid Skipping Breakfast
We tell you time and again to never skip the breakfast. Several studies have shown that people who eat healthy breakfasts stay energized all day, and perform better at their jobs. They tend to get less tired on long working days, compared to those who skipped breakfast and had only a cup of coffee or tea. Also, have small portions of meals at regular intervals. Avoid starving in summers.
2. Skip Caffeine and Alcoholic beverages
Try avoiding too much of Caffeine or the Alcoholic beverages or carbonated beverages. The sugary energy drinks are packed with high amounts of colors, preservatives and carbonated beverages. They act as diuretics making you dehydrated.
3. Say No to Very Chilled Liquids
Chilled liquids or beverages may seem heaven in hot sun, but they do not really help in cooling your body heat. The very chilled liquids may lead to slight constriction of the blood vessels and reduce the heat loss, which is not advisable for cooling down.
4. Go for Seasonal Fruits and Veggies
Seasonal produced fresh fruits and vegetables gift you with best nutrition and health. Grapes, watermelon, musk melons, cucumbers contain water content, which helps us maintain the fluids and stay hydrated. Plus, they are natural form of sugars and don’t make you add any extra unwanted pounds. Avoid the honey and molasses and stick to the natural sugars from fruits and veggies,
5. Eat Light, Non-Fatty Foods
Cut down the intake of fried, greasy and fatty foods. Avoid sweetened cold drinks and go for fresh juices. Also limit the intake of spicy foods and extremely salty foods.
6. These Foods Keep You Cool
Here are eight foods to include in diet to stay hydrated and cool- Cucumbers, Watermelons, Peaches, Apples, Pineapples, Leafy greens, Zucchini and Lemons.
7. Quench Your Thirst with Water
To beat the scorching heat, it is vital to stay hydrated. The fitness and nutrition experts recommend consuming as much as water you feel is required. They say that too much of water consumption can also be bad at times, as it dilutes the gastric juices and cause digestive problems. Consume two to four liters of water every day, and you can include other liquids coconut water, buttermilk, soups, Green Tea or lemon-cucumber flavored water.
*Results may vary from person to person and results are not guaranteed