Due to global warming it is unseasonably warm in August. There are several ways to keep warm without air conditioning. Your body can keep cool by eating and drinking the proper food and drinks. Here are some foods and drinks that can keep your internal temperature cool as the temperature outside continues to climb.
- Spices – Add a pinch of red chili flakes, fresh ginger, cayenne and black pepper to your food. The initial reaction is to warm you up, but these spices will actually help cool you down.
- Watermelon – This fruit consists of 90% water, which will help keep you well-hydrated in the sun.
- Mint – Provides an instant cooling sensation.
- Lettuce and cucumbers – These vegetables are made up of over 90% water so they are a great addition to any summer picnic.
Finally the biggest surprise of all, hot tea and coffee will warm your internal body temperature and cause you to feel cool on the outside.
These are some of the ways you can avoid getting overheated while spending time outdoors. Enjoy the warm weather but be sure you stay hydrated at all times.