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Body cooling foods to eat in summer, body cooling fruits, vegetables, cereals–natural body coolants, Indian summer food

Updated on August 24, 2012
watermelon-cheap and best summer fruit in South India
watermelon-cheap and best summer fruit in South India

Beat the summer in Delhi, Chennai and other Indian cities with natural body cooling foods

Scorching summer is up. Particularly Indian cities like Chennai and Delhi are burning in summer heat. Day temperature is reaching to 46 degrees in Delhi and few other places. Chennai, with its dangerous levels of atmospheric humidity is burning with the summer heat. Summer is a difficult time for people who work outside, coolie workers (daily wage laborers), construction workers, marketing executives, sales persons and other workers who have to go out in spite of the fiery summer sun. Cooling body naturally with natural cooling foods is the best way to beat the summer heat. Here are some body cooling foods that must be eaten during summer.

Here I would list the top body cooling foods that would help you beat the summer heat in Indian cities. These are the foods that are abundantly available in India. You just need to add certain foods in your diet. I will explain to you in specific summer body coolants that are available in different parts of India that are affected by summer heat.

Common people are not able to afford certain summer special foods and fruits. For example, tender coconut water. Considering the cost of tender coconut water, not many can afford more than one tender coconut fruit. In cities like Chennai and Delhi where there are millions of common people, summer heat is a big villain as people often are unable to consume healthy summer foods.

Beat heat with cooling foods - Common body cooling foods that are available in South India and North India include

  • Watermelon
  • Lemon
  • Grapefruit
  • Oranges
  • Radish
  • Bitter Guard
  • Mint
  • Coriander leaves
  • Palm fruit
  • Cucumber
  • Sarsaparilla or nannari sherbet

Indian summer foods to cool body - Fruits and juices to beat summer heat

Drinking lemon juice early morning is highly beneficial in summer months. Lemon would cool the body and freshen it by expelling the built-up toxins. Having orange and grapes is good in summer. Have Sarsaparilla sherbet drink every day. This has excellent cooling properties. Blue berries also have a cooling effect on body. Buttermilk can also cool your body. Water melon is abundantly available in South India and North India. It is a wonderful body cooling food.

Which fruits to eat in summer - Best summer fruits and vegetables

Best fruits to eat for work during summer are water melon and cucumber. Best vegetables for cooling body in summer heat are bitter guard and pumpkin (make dish with bitter guard and pumpkin)

Which vegetables to eat in summer - Body cooling vegetables

Bitter guard, mint, coriander leaves, cucumber (two different types of cucumber are available in Tamil Nadu), radish and pumpkin are body cooling vegetables. Eat bitter guard, radish and pumpkin every day.

Have Sarsaparilla drink for summer, here is Sarsaparilla sherbet recipe, a South Indian way to cool body

Body cooling cereal, grains or dals for cooling body in summer

Moong dal, Green moong dal, barley and sago are body cooling grains. Have these cereals or dal in abundance for your breakfast. Make dishes with these grains.

Eat rice for summer heat, wheat (chapathi) is heat food

Chapathi and other wheat products would heat your body further. Beat heat with rice, ragi and barley. Wheat is a heat cereal, while rice is a cooling cereal

Tender coconut, Palm fruit and Lychee fruit for summer heat in India

These are fleshy magical fruits that can amazingly cool your body. Palm fruit is abundantly available in South India while Lychee fruit is widely found in North India.

Ragi or millet can cool your body in summer

Have cereal porridges with ragi, barley and sago to beat summer heat

In summer months ragi porridge and mixed cereal porridge would greatly help. Make cereal mix using ragi, barley and sago that can cool your body. Drink plenty of barley water in summer.

Food you should not eat in summer - these foods would heat your body

Avoid these foods in summer

Top foods to avoid in Indian summer


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    • Lisabean2202 profile image

      Lisa Bean 

      18 months ago from Nevada

      Good suggestions here for foods to cool the body. Thanks!

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      Richard Lindsay 

      4 years ago from California

      Great post, I live in the desert and it is very hot here. This will help me to hopefully keep a little cooler. There are a lot of good ideas I can use from your post.

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      4 years ago

      How u make

      Long life

      Fruit & veg

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      5 years ago

      this above things works good in to cool the body

    • MaharshiRudra profile image

      Maharshi Rudra 

      5 years ago from India

      Great Hub..

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      Shwetha Shetty 

      5 years ago

      Hey dhanya! I found your article very interesting. Dhanya what would be the effect of pumpkin on the body ? I happened to have a lot of pumpkin in,the past week and i am down with stomach ache. I am presumed that it might be because of heat

    • dhannyya profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      thanks for the comment ashwini...pineapple heats body...u can therefore eat it in winter also..a child with cold can also be given pineapple

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      ashwini Santosh 

      7 years ago

      Great hub Dhanya......very useful information I got . In the small cities like Dharwad in Karnataka has 41 degree Celsius temperature this year, I have one more doubt which is to be got cleared, that is pineapple heats body or keeps body cool?

    • dhannyya profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      thanks dad has found time to read this hub and comment...

    • dhannyya profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      @rajan jolly .thanks for your comment and share...i live in its extreme only i put this hub...happy that u found it useful

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      Anoop Aravind A 

      8 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Good hub on a useful topic... In India the weather is coming hot in day to day... So fruits are essential in life... pretty good hub...

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      8 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      dhannya, a very useful and interesting foods list for beating the high temperatures. They can be used in summer to cool the body at any place one is living.

      Voted up, useful, interesting. Shared.

    • dhannyya profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Pamela-anne..thanks for the long as you are India you would experience summer till take care of yourselves wid summer foods

    • dhannyya profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      @Silver Fish..thank you.i will be up wid a warming food hub today :) check out

    • Pamela-anne profile image


      8 years ago from Miller Lake

      Enjoyed info for cooling in hub where I live in Kitchener ontario it feels today like (weather wise) I am in India its so very hot and humid! take care pam.

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      Silver Fish 

      8 years ago from Edinburgh Scotland

      Lovely hub, very interesting. I do envy your warm temperatures though, here in Scotland it is mid summer and the temperature is struggling at 14 degrees.

      I would love to read a your hub on foods to warm the body!!


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