7 cooling foods for the Indian summer

Most of us feel dehydrated and low on energy in such a climate and we look for ways to cool ourselves. Here are 6 best cooling foods for the Indian summer.

1.Watermelon

In addition to delivering skin-protecting lycopene, watermelon is 92 percent water (hence the name).
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2.Iced Coffee

An iced pick-me-up is a great way to start your summer mornings. Better yet: drinking a single cup of coffee daily may lower your risk of developing skin cancer.
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3.Cucumber

This crunchy vegetable costs little, has lots of fibre and help you stay cool as a cucumber!
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4.Corn

Nothing says summer like fresh sweet corn. And did you know that in corn may act like natural sunglasses, helping to form macular pigment that filters out some of the sun’s damaging rays
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5.Curd/ yogurt

Curd is a delicious coolant. You can also add fruits to the curds to make a lip-smacking and wholesome dessert.
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6.Coconut water

It is laden with simple sugars, electrolytes and essential minerals which help keep the body well hydrated.
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7.Lime

The advantage that it has over other types of juices and soft drinks is that it’s very low in calories, but contains many nutrients that keeps you hydrated
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