Temperatures are rising, the hot winds rise with them and so does the rate of perspiration and consequent dehydration (for those that do not drink enough water). You may hear people say that to make up for the loss of liquids, one must drink lots of water or rely on coconut water or fruit juice in small quantities, but not most people would recommend eating more fruits.
During the warm months of the year, seasonal delights like mangoes and watermelons arrive in the market to give the taste buds a much-needed treat. But are they hydrating enough to beat the heat? Let’s find out which fruits are ideal to beat the summer heat.
Watermelon is 92 per cent water – the fluid-filled fruit that comes to the rescue during summers is a rich source of vitamins A, C and B6 along with potassium. Eating a bowl every day can help beat dehydration and summer colds, coughs and allergies.
Another popular summer fruit, guavas prevent blood sugar levels from spiking and dropping. It also prevents digestive distress, is very filling and in summer, guavas can help even out skin tone.
An aromatic summer fruit, this one is loaded with vitamin C and A nutrients that boost immunity, beat inflammation and keep disease risk at bay. Most importantly, it aids digestion and regularises bowels as well.
Across its many varieties, mangoes are known as the king of fruits in India for several reasons. 83 per cent of this fruit is water and the rest is fibre and antioxidants.
Apples are 86 per cent water, the rest is fibre, vitamins C and A along with healthy carbohydrates and fructose that aid digestion, prevent dehydration and strengthen bones and teeth.
However, this summer has a recordable high temperature, so consume fruits, and juice water in more quantity so that you won’t get into heat-related diseases