Hello, Foodies and Buddies!
Summer is in full swing as we enter May – the hottest month of the year. With the heat at an all-time high, we have decided to come up with a list of foods that will help keep you cool and hydrated with a bunch of health benefits to boot.
So, without any further ado, let’s get into our list of 5 Healthy Foods You Should Be Eating This Summer:
We start off with the undisputed king of the summer foods, Watermelons. The red fruit is loaded with water content and will keep you hydrated all day long. But, it goes beyond just that.
It has a large number of anti-oxidants as well as lycopene which can help prevent sun damage to your skin. Oh, and the best part? It’s actually delicious!
Cucumbers are one of the most refreshing vegetables in existence and they can play a huge role in helping you have a healthy summer.
Much like Watermelons, they are rich in water content. They are also a great source of fibre to keep your tummy healthy and happy. Add to all this, it’s anti-inflammatory properties, and you have a sure-fire winner.
Curd is one of India’s favourite foods, and even more so in the summer months. It can be consumed in a variety of different forms including – plain curd, buttermilk, smoothies, lassi, raitha, and so much more.
In all these forms, curd has an amazing cooling effect while also keeping your digestive system healthy and hearty.
#4) Leafy Greens
This is one for all of you salad lovers. Leafy greens are a must-have this summer as they help detoxify the body when consumed regularly.
Not just that, they are great for anti-inflammation while being high in water content. Just make sure you don’t overcook these greens or they’ll end up losing a lot of that great water content.
#5) Bitter Gourd
Wait, really? Bitter Gourd? Well, yes! This much-maligned vegetable actually has some great properties that help battle some of the ill-effects brought upon by the summer months.
Heat boils, rashes, and various fungal infections can all be battled by eating some this green vegetable so why not make some Bitter Gourd Sabji for your family this weekend?