Although the summer heat is a blessing to everyone who suffers through the colder temperatures of Autumn, Winter (and sometimes Spring) it can also be a tough time for anyone attempting to cope with it. We are reminded regularly to hydrate and keep our body’s fluid levels up in order to prevent dehydration, but there are also dietary changes you can make to help deal with rising temperatures. We wanted to discuss 4 that will help your body regulate its own temperature and help you stay a little more comfortable when the heat is on this summer.
1) Citrus Fruits Help Your Body Function Efficiently
Many citrus fruits, including lemons, oranges and grapefruits, are considered superfoods that are filled with antioxidants and nutrients designed to help keep skin healthy and aid body functions. They are especially good at aiding the digestion of proteins and fats which would otherwise require a large amount of energy to breakdown, thus forcing your body to work harder in the heat.
There are many ways to include citrus fruits in your daily regime, the most obvious being eating more of them, but you can also infuse a bottle of water with half a lemon (cut up) to both hydrate yourself and get many of the benefits. Increasing citrus juice intake (such as orange juice etc.) is not advised as these tend to contain a lot of sugars, even if they are natural. View Post