Be the cool one

All of you who already have swapped your woolens for muslins must be craving for much cooler spaces and wish for that extra glass of fresh lime or that wonder food that can keep their thirst at bay.

Published: 01st March 2017 05:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st March 2017 05:46 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: All of you who already have swapped your woolens for muslins must be craving for much cooler spaces and wish for that extra glass of fresh lime or that wonder food that can keep their thirst at bay or make their bodies feel cooler while the streets get baked outside.

And no it’s not just water that puts heat at bay, you need more. More foods to maintain hydration in your system and battle the heat. If summer is here, can coolness be far behind? Check out our listings here:

Watermelon:
Well this is the king of fruits high in water content. Can you believe it has 95 per cent water content?

The sparkling red colour of the fruit not only hydrates your body, the roughage content keeps your bowel movements smooth.

Cucumber:
This super cool vegetable has gotten the world the phrase: ‘Cool as cucumber’. A quintessential component for salads, cucumber is rich in diuretic elements which means it helps flush out a lot of toxins from your body. It also aids in digestion and helps excessive thirst in check. 

Mint:
Well, hardly any dessert is complete without it. Add a few leaves to your meat dish for that extra flavour or just whisk some salad with it. It’s cool fresh smell activates some enzymes in our mouth which aid in digestion. It also keeps nausea and headache in check.

Coconut water: 
The experts say the tender coconut water has benefits for human body much like mother’s milk for an infant. It is more beneficial to drink coconut water than any sports drink as it doesn't have many calories and is packed with nutrients.

Citrus fruits: 
Be it grapefruit, sweet lime or oranges, these tangy fruits are rich in Vitamin C and full of water content. Need we say more?

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