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6 Food and Beverages to Keep You Cool

Right now it is HOT, and the inside of my house is hotter than outside.  I hate when that happens.  Luckily, the ocean breeze is starting to kick up and soon we should feel some relief.  I wanted to share a few suggestions on what to eat and drink when it is too hot to move.  The last thing I want to do is cook or put anything hot in my body when I’m already overheating.  I hope some of these provide you some comfort when you need it most.

  • Green Juice – fresh chilled green juice is a great way to keep your cool.  Not only is it chock full of water, but the phytonutrients will keep you steady when the heat rises.
  • Frozen Bananas – One of my all time favorite treats, regardless of the temperature.  Simply peel a frozen banana, slice them up and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Pop them in the freezer and soon you will have a wonderful treat.   For even better frozen heaven, whip the frozen banana slices in a high speed blender and you will have the best ice cream you’ve ever tasted.
  • Watermelon – When watermelon in cold nothing is better at bringing your temperature down.  Watermelon also has tons of natural water, so it will keep you hydrated.  To cut the sweet and improve your body’s use of the water you ingest, sprinkle some pink Himalayan salt on it.  My mom taught me this trick.
  • A Bowl of Cold Berries – Even when you don’t feel like eating because it’s too hot you still want to be sure you’re getting some nutrients.  Berries are low in sugar, high in fiber and can be a satisfying meal.
  • Fruit Infused Water – I love adding fresh cut fruit in my water.  Some of my favorites are lemon, lime, orange, strawberries and cucumbers.  Drink lots of water to keep up your energy and stave off heat exhaustion.
  • Cucumbers – another wonderful veggie (or fruit depending on which side you take) to eat when it’s hot.  Again, they contain a lot of water, so they are great to add to your green juice, or chop into a salad.  You can simply slice them up and enjoy with this greek yogurt dip.  (NOTE: Here’s a great link that explains the great cucumber fruit/vegetable debate.).

So there you have it – some scrumptious ways to survive the heat and get some good nutrition without overheating.  Enjoy!

About the Author Corrie Ann

Corrie Ann Gray is a writer, researcher, coach, and cookie enthusiast who lives in Los Angeles, CA. She started the Clean Body Project to share all of her knowledge and resources with others who are interested in running their own experiment into clean holistic living. She is the CEO and founder of Gray Ink Media.

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