Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cool Down The Summer


School's out, pools are open and people across the country are looking for fun ways to cool down as summer temperatures heat up. Protect yourself from the sun with a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher.

Summer means fun in the sun! But be safe - don't let a heat-related illness ruin your day. All that abundant sunshine in the summer can cause dry skin and hair, eye damage, and other ailments. To prevent sunburn it is advised to stay out of the sun from 10 am to around 3 to 6 pm. Apply neem oil (cooked/diluted in sesame oil) to the skin as a natural sunblock.

It's a natural trend to eat lighter during the summer, and you can easily do so without feeling deprived. Always drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks when working or playing in the hot weather. Avoid spicy, oily dishes and fried foods. Excessive amounts of chili, pepper and garam masala are irritating to the digestive system. Instead, season foods with small amounts of jeera, fresh coriander and mint as these are milder and also act as digestives.

Your diet should include plenty of fresh juicy seasonal fruits such as oranges, sweet limes, strawberries, grapes, guavas, watermelons, blackberry, banana, papaya, etc. Sprouts, salads, raita, curd rice, sandwiches, etc, along with the fruits, provide all the nutrients needed by the body Particularly Vitamin C and the B-complex vitamins that help build resistance against the colds and fever that are very common during this season. Mangoes and jackfruit, available in plenty during the summer, are rich sources of b-carotene, which is converted into Vitamin A and stored by the body in the liver. Curd is a great summer food as it is cooling, contains proteins in the predigested form and is richer in B-complex vitamins as compared to milk.

Farizaa Sabreen

1 comment :

shydub said...

Dha sa inyo nga part jd grabe na sguro kainit, gahapon dri windy kaayo. Nagpasuhol ko ako laki buy ice cream, kay kakan onon mn siya ice cream while watching iya basketball. Administrative cost dayon tsang, asa ka dha kapoy lakaw hehehehe.
Pag weekend naa ra mi sa sulod oi, ky nag sge ulan ulan dri. Tibuok semana sulod ra intawn amomga beauty, nigawas rmi atong nag dinner sa mexican food, ug kung adto playground.
Nagpahimulos ug pahuway akong laki samtang naa siya 1 week break, ky nag start naman sd ang summer class, mao to sge tagay akong amo kay mag functional alcoholic lge day siya, hala sge suportaan tika te! hehehe