Ayurvedic diet for summer

As the summer arrives, it brings happiness along with bright sunny weather. The sunny weather is welcomed with different bright colored flowers and fruits. You may see many trees blossoming with cluster of flowers. It takes away the chillness of winters and sets you more active. No doubt that people enjoy summer as, it is time for family vacations. You can spend ample of time with your loved ones in the clusters of natures.
But now, with the rise in global warming, the temperatures in summers are unbearable. The climatic change leads to many ailments. According to Ayurveda, our body consists of three main elements- doshas – Vatta, Pitta, and Kapha. Pitta is composed of water and fire- hot. Thus, you need to balance your pitta during summers. The researchers- maharishi of Ayurveda have mentioned Ayurvedic diet in their scriptures, which is been followed from long time. Pitta agitates anger and imbalances the body composition. Thus, individuals with imbalanced pitta need to take extra care. We have mentioned Ayurvedic diet that will help to stay away from pitta dosha and enjoy your summers.
Water:
Drink plenty of water throughout the day, as it helps in flushing out all the toxic matter from the body. Seventy percent of our body is made up of water, thus it is necessary to keep our hydrated. Water is the major carrier of blood and oxygen to different organs of the body. It nourishes the red blood cells by providing them with nutrients.
Fruits and vegetables:
Include ample of fruits and vegetables in your regular diet. Eat fruits containing vitamin c, which will provide ample of energy. You can club lots of fruits and eat as a delicious fruit salad. Even blend some fruits to make fruit juices. Fresh fruit juices are rich source of carbohydrates and vitamins that is beneficial for good health. Fruits like watermelon, plums, mangoes, grapes, pears, and berries are good to beat summer heat.
Greasy and junk food:
Avoid food that is greasy, oily, and fried. The food that contains lot of spices and pungent taste should be kept away. Do not consume stale or leftover food, as they contain harmful bacteria. Eat fresh food that is cooked just an hour before. Consume lots of steamed vegetables rather than relishing on fried and cooked veggies.
Cut down the drinks:
Cut down the intake of coffee, tea, or carbonated drinks. Minimize the consumption of alcohol during summers. Carbonated drink contains acids that make your more dehydrated. Even the caffeine in coffee triggers the dehydration in your body. Replace all these harmful drinks with buttermilk, fruit juices, and traditional drinks- sherbet prepared from Indian gooseberry, kokum, and raw mangoes. You may also enjoy herbal tea, which provides amazing relaxation and stamina.
Apart from Ayurvedic diet, you can take some extra efforts to beat the sizzling summers like:
0 Opt for cotton full sleeves clothes to protect your skin from heat and sweat.
0 Apply sun block before you leave home, it will guard your skin from UV rays of sun.
0 Carry ample of water with you to keep yourself hydrated.
0 Do not grab any junk food that might cause uneasiness
0 Keep some additional sweets to avoid loss of energy.
Follow these simple rules and enjoy the bright and sunny weather.

Courtesy of healthandsoul.com

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