Beat the summer heat with these five cooling foods!

Here are some foods to help you beat the heat wave and keep you cool naturally.

Updated: May 02, 2016, 10:23 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Salome Phelamei

New Delhi: The unprecedented summer heat can bring in a number of health issues.

 

But by knowing how to prepare for a heat wave and what to do when one gets it can help avert the biggest health dangers such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Make sure that you eat sensibly and stay hydrated so that you don't fall ill during this time of the season. Here are some foods to help you beat the heat wave and keep you cool naturally:

Leafy greens:

Greens

For a cooling sensation, try taking plenty of dark leafy greens. They are composed of 80-95 per cent water, which makes them very easy to digest.

 

Tomatoes:

Tomatoes

High in antioxidant lycopene, tomatoes are 94 per cent water while the green variety is about 93 per cent H20.

Lemon:

Lemon

Juicy, acidic, yet flavorful, lemon is one of the most widely used citrus fruits worldwide. Citrus an incredible cooling effect on the body and promotes detoxification.

Watermelon:

Watermelon

Delicious and refreshing, watermelon is a cooling food that can act like internal ac in the body. In fact, watermelons contain a higher source of lycopene than any other fruit or vegetable.

Coconut water:

Coconut water

For centuries, we have known about the amazing health benefits of tender coconut water, which comes from young green coconuts. It also has a wealth of cooling properties.