Eat right this hot summer to stay cool


Lucknow: The Indian Meteorological Department has expressed apprehension that this year the temperature in the summer season across the country will be above average. The Meteorological Department has also said that heat wave will prevail in many states from March to May, from Rajasthan and Haryana to Bihar and Jharkhand. This forecast is for the period from March to May, so you can imagine for yourself what the situation will be like in June. Due to the high temperature, bacteria and viruses start growing rapidly in the summer. At the same time, due to excessive sweating from the body, the electrolyte balance gets disturbed. Due to strong sunlight, fatigue also starts taking over. If you want to protect yourself from all these problems, you will have to make necessary changes in your diet.

With Vitamin C
The risk of flu and various types of bacterial infections increases during the summer season. To reduce this risk and strengthen the body from within, include Vitamin C rich foods in your diet regularly.

protein strength
Protein is a nutrient which acts as the basis for our body. During the summer season, most people suffer from weakness and fatigue. Consumption of protein rich foods can prove effective in eliminating this problem. Protein will not let your body lack energy even during hot summer days. Make protein a part of your diet through various types of seeds, pulses and grains etc.

Potassium for fatigue and weakness
Excessive heat means excessive sweating and excessive sweating means a decrease in the amount of potassium, one of the essential electrolytes for the body. To protect the body from fatigue, weakness and cramps in hot sunny weather, drinking only cold water will not help.

For protection from sun rays
Carotenoids are a group of antioxidants that are mainly found in red, yellow and green vegetables and fruits. A special element called lycopene and lutein is found in them, which provides a natural protective layer to the skin from the harmful rays of the sun.

Beat dehydration with these
Lack of water in the body is a common problem during the summer season. This need of the body cannot be fulfilled only through water. For this, it is important to make some special seasonal fruits and vegetables a part of the diet. Let us know which food items will be useful in this:

• Watermelon: Most of the water in watermelon is water and it proves to be effective in removing the lack of water in the body. It also contains lycopene, which protects skin cells from the harmful rays of the sun. Watermelon is also a good source of pectin. You can eat watermelon as a fruit or salad.

Bottle gourd: Bottle gourd is rich in Vitamin B, C and iron and is easy to digest. In summer, it quenches thirst, removes fatigue and keeps you fresh. Drinking a glass of bottle gourd juice mixed with a pinch of salt in the morning on an empty stomach keeps you fresh throughout the day and does not cause fatigue. This juice also prevents sodium deficiency in the body.

Melon: If you want to lose weight then definitely include melon in your diet. One cup of it contains only 57 calories. Its juice is very beneficial in loss of appetite, constipation, urinary tract infection, acidity and ulcer.

Tomato is an excellent source of vitamin C, antioxidants and a nutrient called lycopene. These nutrients are beneficial for skin and overall health. You can make tomato a part of your diet in the form of raita, salad and sandwich etc.

Cucumber: Cucumber is a very cool gift of summer, being rich in about 98 percent water. Along with providing coolness to the body, the high amount of fiber present in it also makes it beneficial for the digestive system. Vitamin B is found in abundance in cucumber, which provides relief from stress and acidity. Vitamin K present in it effectively removes dark circles under the eyes.


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