Summer Care: 10 Best Cooling Foods For The Indian Summer

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    With the mercury levels rising to new highs everyday, summer seems to completely drain us out. Temperatures have been scorching high and humidity levels have escalated to between 70 and 80 percent. Most of us feel dehydrated and low on energy in such a climate and we look for ways to cool ourselves. Our body needs cooling foods that will balance our diet and keep our energy levels stable. Here are 10 best cooling foods for the Indian Summer


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    Summer Care: 10 Best Cooling Foods for Indian Summers

    Curd/ Yogurt

    Curd is a delicious coolant. You can make delicious - chilled spicy buttermilk, a glass of lassi or chachh

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    Coconut water

    An inexpensive coconut is full of health benefits and has wonderful cooling properties. It is laden with

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    Watermelon

    Another fruit that can help you keep cool. We are not suggesting you to buy the chopped watermelon slices

     
     
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    Green veggies

    Though green vegetables are good to have round the year, it is good to have lots of them during the

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    Cucumber

    This crunchy vegetable costs little, has lots of fibre that can help keep constipation at bay. It can make each[​IMG]

    Mint

    Mint is a simple, easily available, inexpensive herb which you can add to your curd to make pudina raita or

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    Onions

    Onions have amazing cooling properties. You can add it to your curries, dips, raitas, salads and
     
     
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    Lime water

    The simple lime water or nimboo pani is not only refreshing, it also has health benefits for you. You can

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    Melons

    This is another fruit which is nearly 90% water. Have lots of it in summers to stay cool and well

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    Ice creams

    Summers can never be fun without ice creams. Ice candies or those tempting sundaes bring back the
     
     
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