Here are some Nimmadhi’s Ayurvedic tips to keep cool this summer; make sure you follow them to beat the heat.
1. Eat Pitta Pacifying Foods
You must ensure eating foods that cool your body and give you relief from excessive heat. Load up on water-rich fruits like watermelon, pears, apples plums, berries and Prunes Pick vegetables like asparagus broccoli Brussels sprouts and cucumber .
2. Avoid Foods That Heat You Up
Avoid foods that will produce heat in your body and become hazardous. Avoid sour fruits, citrus fruits, beetroots and carrots that tend to heat up your body. Limit the intake of garlic chili, tomato, sour cream and salted cheese to avoid hampering your system. Eat more salads, as they are cooling, especially when eaten for lunch. Try avoiding dark meats as they heat up your body.
3. Eat At The Right Time
Always eat when your digestive fire is at its strongest, which is during lunch (mid-day). Missing your lunch during summers is equal to upsetting your pitta dosha that further makes you feel irritated and cranky.
4. Bring Coconut Oil To Your Rescue
According to the book, in the morning, as a part of your daily routine, rub 5-6 ounces of coconut oil on your body before taking a bath. It gives a calming cooling and soothing effect to the skin. You can use sunflower oil alternatively.
5. Avoid Hot Drinks Or Hot Water
Drinking hot beverages will invite an upset pitta dosha. This is why you must always choose to drink beverages at room temperature in order to balance it.
6. Avoid Strenuous Exercise
It is always good to exercise early in the morning as it is the coolest part of the day. Engaging in vigorous exercises during other parts of the day may heat up the body only to cause harm.
7. Make Use Of Cooling Oils
Bring sandalwood jasmine and khus oils to your rescue. Not only do they have a soothing aroma, but also are known to have cooling properties.
8. Avoid Ice Cold Drinks
Ice cold drinks only inhibit digestion and create toxins, also known as ama in the body. Your digestive system has a digestive fire that is responsible for converting food into energy. Drinking chilled is almost like putting off the digestive fire causing various health problems.
Go on and follow these important Nimmadhi’s Ayurvedic tips to keep cool in order to beat the heat. Happy Summers!