The scorching sun and the sweltering heat suggest that summer is finally here. While drinking copious amounts of water and wearing loose, cotton clothes are a given, you must also incorporate certain fruits in your diet to keep yourself hydrated. Many fruits like bananas and watermelons have high water content and eating them not only has a cooling effect, but also helps in removing the toxins from the body. So with summer on us and looking to only get worse, here are some fruits you can include in your diet.
With the arrival of summer comes the time of truth for the much targeted Summer Body! Summer also brings with it excessive heat and in some parts of the country humidity. This can be absolutely awful and stepping out of the house can feel like a nightmare. Too bad, we don’t get seasonal offs, isn’t it? We got to keep living our lives and running along the daily routines of our ever-packed schedules! Don’t worry though, we got you covered. We curated for you this list of food items that will help you beat the summer heat!
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Plain water can be boring to drink all day long. So why not mix it up by adding natural sweetness while helping you stay hydrated? Infuse your drinking water with some of the ingredients available right in your kitchen. It can also double up as a great refreshment (instead of soda or aerated drinks) for a summer party at your house.Prepare the water beforehand and refrigerate it overnight. The longer the fruits/veggies are soaked in the water, the more flavour it gets. Next day just pour the chilled flavoured water in glass bottles or mason jars and you are good to go.Here are some recipes that you can experiment with or you can make your own versions this summer.– Source: Cooking Light via Yahoo! USA
There is a reason why mangoes are called as the ‘king of fruits’. Summers in India are incomplete without devouring mangoes. In Indian culture, mango symbolises love, and a gift of a basket of mangoes is seen as a gesture of friendship. Mango is also the inspiration for the popular paisley pattern seen in Indian traditional fabrics, paintings, and architecture.Did you know, the word “mango” is originated from the Malayalam word māṅṅa (or mangga) via Dravidian mankay and Portuguese manga during the spice trade period with South India in the 15th and 16th centuries. Have it raw, as a milkshake, in salads or in pickles, relish mangoes in these few months without feeling any guilt once you know the health benefits they contain.
Keep yourself cool and energised this summer with these smoothies whipped up by health food fanatic Anuj Rakyan, founder of Raw Pressery.There’s nothing better than fresh fruit to beat the heat and the market has a cornucopia to choose from. From dragon fruit to litchi and muskmelons, summer offers a host of interesting produce to create one’s unique spin on juicing. This summer check out cold pressed juices, a blend of fresh fruits and vegetables that is high on taste and greater on nutrition. It retains the highest number of live enzymes and is free of preservatives, chemicals or added sugar. These juices can be blended together with other ingredients to create a quick breakfast, a snack on the go, or a healthy dessert post-dinner. Anuj Rakyan, founder and MD of Raw Pressery, shares a few recipes. So go ahead and try something new with your favourite fruit!
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Temperatures have been soaring, and, according to the Indian Meteorological Department, the summer is bound to be much harsher this year. With increased temperatures comes increased energy consumption and inflated electricity bills. Unplug electric appliances when not in use: By keeping your laptop or mobile chargers plugged in when you are not using them, you are wasting electricity. Electronic appliances also generate heat, when plugged in, thus by unplugging them, you will also be able to reduce the heat generated. So turn off and unplug all electrical appliances when not in use.
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