It is boiling hot outside and the upcoming heatwave is burning up the thermometer! The next Karachi heatwave is just around the corner. The lethal upsurge of heat is bound to drain you out and upset the body. While there is no escape from the soaring high mercury levels, a diet full of fresh foods is exactly what you need to stay hydrated under the killing sun.
So what should you eat to beat the heat? We’ve got it covered for you. Check out Brandsynario’s list of these top hydrating foods that will surely energize your body and keep you cool in this heatwave.
The Holy Grail of all delicious desi drinks, Lassi is your ticket to remain super-charged and fit throughout the day. This honest-to-goodness beverage will make anyone fall in love with its cool and calm effects on the body. Made with yogurt, a pitcher of lip-smacking Lassi will replenish the sodium that you lose through sweating in the sun.
No less than a nutritious goldmine, mother nature has sent us an ideal vessel for a drink down on earth that is energizing, slightly sugary and has mighty hydrating powers. Drink the clear liquid straight from a young, green coconut and your rundown condition caused by the grueling heat will vanish in a jiffy.
While the name says it all, watermelons contain about 92 percent of water in them. The sweet fleshy pink fruit contains Vitamin A and C that will shelter your skin cells from the blazing rays of the sun. Luckily, fruit stalls are brimming up with watermelons in the country and nothing will hydrate you better than an ice-chilled, popping pink glass of watermelon juice!
Salads are your magic meal for staying refreshed and hydrated in the dog days of searing summer. Quick to prepare and full of goodness, a bowl of veggies is a perfect treat for your health. Whip up an amazing recipe of cucumber, tomatoes, beetroot, lettuce with just the right hint of salt and pepper along with a splash of lemon and Voila! Your super summer salad is ready to eat.
If you want to make your normal doze of H2O a bit more exciting, brew yourself a tall glass of refreshing mint lemonade. The drink is said to be the classic summer cool-down. It’s soothing flavors of breezy mint and zesty lemon create a bright and sunny blend that will definitely revitalize your senses in this ultra hot temperature.
A sunny glass of mango shake will take you a minute to make but will keep you rejuvenated for a long time. The Emperor of Fruits- Mangoes are said to be a good at instantly cooling you down and preventing heat-strokes. Whizz up a mango shake, chug it down and feel your metabolism fueled up for the whole day.
While meat takes a lot of time to digest, it is better to avoid it in the boiling warm weather. A cool alternative to taking proteins can be none other than the favorite of all desi foodies -Chana Chaat. Packed with fiber and vitamins, a plate of chickpeas tossed with tomatoes, onions, lime juice and chilies can become a sneaky source of keeping you full and healthy.
A super- healthy soup of veggies is exactly what you need to strengthen up your immune system and gear up your resistance power. Vegetables have high levels of vitamins and will enable you more energy in a hot working day. So while you get yourself drained in the heatwave, a bowl of soup veggies will restock your power!