Summers are back! Most of you would have started facing problems with summer heat causing skin eruptions, sweat and dehydration, and more. However, thanks to Ayurveda and Naturopathy techniques, there is a perfect solution for all your summer problems.
The season of summer is hot, bright, and sharp. Thus, to keep cool and stop the pitta dosha to become aggravated, we recommend practicing Ayurveda.
Remember to consume more and more alkaline foods during summers to fight the body heat. Try consuming more water-rich foods that will help re-hydrate your body and carry antioxidants that will keep you healthy. Add more onions, green vegetables to your daily diet and drink enough water.
Try to avoid dryness as it may heat up the body resulting in various health problems.
Here are a few Ayurvedic tips that will help keep you cool this summer. Thus, make sure you follow them to beat the heat and stay calm and focus on work and family.
- Eat Pitta Pacifying FoodsAs per Yogi Anoop, 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.
- Avoid Foods That Heat You UpAvoid 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.
- Eat At The Right TimeAlways 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.
- Bring Coconut Oil To Your RescueAccording 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.
- Avoid Hot Drinks Or Hot WaterDrinking 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.
- Avoid Strenuous ExerciseIt 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.
- Make Use Of Cooling OilsBring sandalwood, jasmine and khus oils to your rescue. Not only do they have a soothing aroma, but also are known to have cooling properties.
- Avoid Ice Cold DrinksIce 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 Ayurvedic tips to keep cool in order to beat the heat. Happy Summers!