10 Natural Ways To Help You Reduce Body Heat
By: Pinki Wed, 02 Sept 2020 6:15:24
As summer approaches every year, the mercury levels start raising outside. It not only makes us irritated but also drains us out of our energy. But what bothers us the most is the spike in our own body heat. It leads to a number of health and skin issues and some of them can even be serious enough at times. While we have absolutely nothing to do about the increasing heat outside, it is essential to cool down our own body in order to keep its heat under control. In this article, we will discuss the best natural ways to reduce body heat effectively. But before digging deep into it, let us take a look at the normal body temperature and the potential causes of feeling hot.
There are some simple remedies and tricks, which can help you beat additional body heat naturally and effectively. Check them out below:
* Drink Lots of Water
This one is a no-brainer. The more water you drink, the more heat is dissipated from your body. Also, your body remains hydrated and does not feel exhausted from the heat when you drink at least 8 glasses of water every day.
* Indulge in Watermelon
Other than mangoes, if one waits for summertime, it is for the red and juicy fruits- the sweet and watery watermelons. Dig into a slice in the middle of the day to get some extra water, fiber and a good dose of vitamins A and C. Apply some crushed watermelon on your face too for all-round cooling.
* Try Honeydew Melon
Honeydew melon, just like watermelon, is loaded with water. It is also rich in potassium along with being a low-calorie fruit. Either have slices of the melon or combine it with some chilled milk and sugar to make a refreshing cold drink.
* Opt for Cardamom
Cardamom is a spice that is known for its cooling effects. Boil a pod of cardamom in two cups of water and sieve and cool the water. Drink it up at regular intervals to reduce body heat.
* Choose Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek seeds are one of the most ideal remedies to counter the heat. Soak a tsp of seeds overnight in a glass of water and drink up the water the next morning. Crush the soaked seeds and apply it on your head as a hair mask for an ultimate cooling effect. You can also chew on some soaked fenugreek seeds to bring down body heat.
* Avoid Spicy Foods
Spices add heat to the food. So to bring down the body heat, avoid spicy foods. Think clean eating and consume foods that are easy on the digestive system- foods with lots of fiber and water content. Try incorporating leafy vegetables, cucumber, buttermilk in your diet. Cut down on the consumption of sour foods and nuts.
* Drink Tender Coconut Water
Nothing beats the heat like sipping on a tender coconut. The water in the coconut is rich in vitamins and minerals and helps in reducing the effects of not just body heat but also dehydration, without adding anything to your calorie count. Drink the water from tender coconut every day to keep yourself fit and cool.
* Try Pranayama
There are forms of pranayama called Sheetali and Sheetakari pranayama which help in reducing the temperature of the core of the body. It involves inhaling cool breath through the mouth and exhaling through the nose. The pranayama helps cool down the body and also alleviates stress.
* Consume Barley Water
Boil two tbsp of barley in two cups of water for about half an hour. Cool this liquid and sip on it at regular intervals. This will considerably reduce body heat.
* Apply Sandalwood and Fuller’s Earth Paste
Both sandalwood and fuller’s earth have cooling properties. Make a paste of sandalwood powder or fuller’s earth with some raw milk and apply it all over the body before your bath. This helps in cooling down the body immediately.