Top 6 Cooling Foods According to Chinese Medicine
Cool in temperature with a sweet flavor, watermelon is divine on a hot day. This melon actually removes heat from your body. It also helps your body build fluids and acts as diuretic. The green skin is high in chlorophyll, and can be juiced and drunk.
Cool in temperature with a sweet flavor, cucumbers quench thirst and acts as a diuretic. Reduces heat in your body, purifies your skin, and cucumbers help your digestion. The juice of a cucumber can even be used to treat sunburns.
Cool in temperature with a bitter and sweet flavor, lettuce is high in chlorophyll, iron and vitamin A and C. Lettuce also acts a diuretic.
Neutral in temperature. with a sweet and sour flavor pineapple removes heat from your body. This thirst quenching fruit contains bromelin an enzyme that increases digestive function. Pineapples also treat sunstroke, acts as a diuretic, and addresses indigestion, edema and diarrhea.
Cool in temperature, sour and astringent in flavor lemons diluted in water reduce heat in the body. They also have a calming effect on your nervous system. Lemons increase the production of fluids in the body.
Cool in temperature, a pungent and slightly bitter vegetable. Broccoli is a diuretic and also removes heat from the body. Contains a plethora of nutrients, especially high levels of vitamin A, C, and B. Rich in chlorophyll this is a great vegetable to include in your diet.
Food is the Best Medicine
This is the best time of year to eat fresh fruits and veggies. Plant-based foods are mostly comprised of water, so you can eat and hydrate at the same time. If you can shop local- farmer’s markets are filled with seasonal peaches, strawberries, blueberries, plums, summer squashes, cucumbers and so much more.
Stay Hydrated and Cool.