Eight Summer Foods To Beat The Heat

It’s summer time in Qatar – meaning the temperature is hitting mid 40’s and the heat is here to stay for the next few months. For those who are looking for foods that will keep them hydrated, here are a few options that you can enjoy with mercury levels on the rise:

1. Watermelon:

Containing over 90% water, watermelons is a popular summer fruit that will keep you hydrated and give you a soothing cooling effect.

2. Cucumbers:

Water is also highly present in cucumbers, which will keep you cool and also give you your daily dose of fiber.

3. Pineapples:

Another cooling food, pineapples are also known for being a source of the enzyme bromelain, which helps with reducing inflammation in the body.

4. Leafy greens:

Greens such as spinach, kale, collard greens, and lettuce do wonders for your body, including keeping you cool, thanks to their high-water content.

5. Avocados:

Avocados have a high amount of fatty acids, which help in removing heat from your body and helps keep you cool.

6. Berries:

Berries will generate cold energy in the body and cool your down, thanks to the alkaline levels in berries. They are also very high in water.

7. Yogurt:

A much healthier alternative than most ice creams, yogurt has a high-water content and will cool you down quickly in hot temperatures.

8. Mint:

The cooling herb is so versatile that it can be used in cooking or as an addition to your smoothie.

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