Health Tips: 5 Foods That You Must Avoid Eating During Summer – Jagran English

It is important to pick your summer diet carefully to combat dehydration and promote coolness in the body. Scroll down to know more.
WE MUST be extra cautious while formulating our diet during summer. Including foods that add hydration to the body can help in promoting a healthy body and keeping the heart at bay. Foods high in water content help in maintaining the hydration levels of the body. It is important to pick your summer diet carefully to combat dehydration and promote coolness in the body. Therefore, we have brought you a list of healthy foods that you should avoid including in your summer diet.

1. Coffee
Coffee and other caffeinated drinks such as tea, leave the body dehydrated. Drinking too much coffee can trigger the body to sweat more and release heat. It may help alleviate your mood and increase your energy levels, however, it contains psychoactive substances known as diuretics, which may cause your body to make more urine than usual. Caffeine may do so by increasing blood flow to your kidneys, which spurs them to release more water through urine, states Healthline.

2. Spicy Foods
Numerous health experts suggest that people should avoid consuming spicy foods in summer as they can have adverse effects on pitta dosha, which leads to a boost of heat in the body, resulting in excessive sweating. Their heating effects can also put you at risk of sunstroke during the hot weather.
3. Sugary Foods
Several studies claim that eating large amounts of sugary foods in the summer months can lead to increased body temperature. It also leads to increased metabolism, which may further result in hindrance to the process of digestion. Excessive intake of sugary foods can lead to spikes in blood pressure levels and a buildup of fat in the body.

4. Processed Foods
According to WebMD, processed foods are foods that are changed from their natural state. This can include food that was simply cut, washed, heated, pasteurised, canned, cooked, frozen, dried, dehydrated, mixed, or packaged. One should avoid consuming processed foods as they can lead to water retention, further resulting in dehydration.
5. Fried Foods
All types of fried foods should be avoided during hot weather. They are high in salt, and difficult to digest, which can affect your digestion process and make you feel lethargic. Moreover, they can make your skin excessively oily, leading to acne and breakouts.
(Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.)
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