As the mercury levels remain high, here are some natural foods that will help you stay hydrated and healthy!
As temperatures remain high, the body tends to lose a lot of water. The body suffers if this loss is not suitably compensated. Apart from intake of water, which is a must, there are various fruits and veggies with high water contents that will surely help to cool the system and keep you fresh and hydrated.
Cool as a cucumber
Cucumber contains potassium, which helps maintain the mineral balance in the body. They are rich in a lipid component called ‘sterol’ that can bring down cholesterol levels. It’s the skin of the cucumber that contains the highest level of sterols. So think twice before you peel away valuable nutrition. Lastly, cucumbers are also extremely low in calories making the vegetable a dieter’s dream.
Have some juicy, freshly split watermelon. Low on calories and high on water content, this fruit is your best bet when dealing with the sweltering heat.
Not only do strawberries rank high in water content, the fruit is also packed with Vitamin C, the anti-oxidant which keeps ligaments strong and hastens skin repair including sun-burns.
Apart from combating cancer and a host of other ailments, tomatoes are also among the most-hydrated of vegetables. Besides this, Lycopene, the chemical, which gives tomato its distinct red colour, protects skin against UV damage, which one is more prone to in summer.