With temperatures rising, many of us are already feeling the need to switch to alternative foods that would help our body stay cool, energized and refreshed. Founder and Director at GAIA, one of India’s fastest growing health and nutrition brand, Dolly Kumar shares a tip or two on how to beat energy dips with the right kind of health foods.
Summer is here and many of you are already bringing out your clothes that would help you beat the rising temperatures. However, this is also the time when your body gets dehydrated and you feel lethargic. Hence, it is essential that you keep your body hydrated, nourished and rejuvenated by regular intake of fluids and having a balanced diet, which helps to remove of toxins, drugs and other metabolites.
Don’t let the rising temperature dampen that sunshine within you. Stay energized and refreshed with a few healthy food options below:
1. A neem tree doesn’t only provide shade to people in hot summer days; intake of neem also helps in cooling the body down internally. During the summer, many of us face skin and hair problems due to internal heating of the body. Neem has both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that help keep your skin clean, radiant and healthy. Also known to have blood purifying properties, Neem helps clear toxins and impurities from the blood leaving you with a strengthened immune system. For a calmed and purified self, try Neem capsules!
2. Most of us like to enjoy light and healthy meals during summer since they are easy to digest and don’t leave us feeling bloated and uneasy. A healthy quick fix is starting the day with muesli along with skimmed milk and fresh fruits for breakfast. Rich in dietary fibre, proteins, iron and anti-oxidants, this power-food is one of the healthiest breakfast cereals you can treat yourself too. With a variety of flavours now available, strawberry muesli is the perfect choice for the summer time.
3. Are you facing an energy dip by the afternoon? Munch on healthy sweet and salty snacks regularly! Trail Mix is a wonderful snack that would help you regain that lost energy! High on proteins and good fats, most trail mixes are packed with the goodness of assorted nuts, dried fruits and crunchy seeds. The mix provides instant energy from the proteins, dietary fibres and good fats found in its ingredients. It is healthy, tasty and convenient to carry around!
4. Summer is also the time to indulge in cooling beverages which would keep you energized and refreshed all day. Green tea is a wonderful beverage to drink up early in the morning or late evenings. A healthy concoction, Green Tea is packed with anti-oxidants and is known to strengthen immune system and improve memory. This ‘super-drink’ also comes packed with nutrients, minerals and bioactive compounds that help in increasing detoxification process in your body, leaving you with improved digestion and a clear skin. Along with this alluring aroma and pleasant taste, your body is bound to stay hydrated and fresh all summer! Add a dash of honey and squeeze a lemon in your cup of green tea and make your day a tangy, zesty and delicate affair!
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