8 Summer Foods and Their Benefits

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If we talk about Summer Momsters, does it remind you of few foods ?

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Yes, everyone does… but, how do they help us, these points we have tried to explain in this article… Please have a look 🙂

 

Coconut water:

Treats dehydration, reduces bloating, aids digestion and prevents UTI. Good for pregnant ladies and kids from 1 year old onwards.

Buttermilk:

Buttermilk is the best drink during summer for both pregnant ladies as well as kids of all age groups starting from 1 and a half years.

  • It helps to remove your tiredness.
  • Strengthens the bone.
  • Boost the immune system.

Musk melon:

Melons are abundantly available in the summers and have a high % of water content, which helps in cooling and hydrating.

Musk melon loaded with many nutrients,

  • it controls blood pressure.
  • strengthens eyes
  • they are low in cholesterol
  • boosts immunity
  • treats ulcer
  • relieves constipation in both pregnant ladies and kids.
  • they have high folate content which prevents water retention by removing excess sodium from the body.

Watermelon:

Keeps your body hydrated, it can improve your cardiovascular health, protect your eyes and immune system.

Cucumber:

It is an amazing treat during summer, it prevents dehydration, prevents constipation.

Avoid cucumber – if you are allergic to it.

Do not eat in excessive amounts, do not consume during night time.

Not recommended for children during winter.

Mint: is a great addition to water, it provides a cooling effect. You can add it to water and consume it.

Ice-apple / palm fruit / nungu:

Palm fruit is an amazing summer fruit; it contains Vitamins A, B-complex, and C.

  • It gives a cooling effect to the body.
  • Rich in minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium, phosphorus, and zinc are found in the fruit.
  • Palm fruit improves breast milk.
  • Removes constipation.
  • It has been used in the treatment of nausea and vomiting and also worm infestation.
  • Good for kids from 2+ years onwards.

Note: Always choose soft jelly, if jelly is hard to avoid it to consume.

Barley water: It helps to reduce heat produced in pregnant women and also it treats urinary tract infection. And it also helps in detoxifying the body naturally and promotes a healthy digestive system.

This water can also be fed to babies from 2 years old.

Note: Do not drink barley water during winter or at night time. The best time to drink in the afternoon.

For the recipe of barley water, please refer the link https://www.indianhealthyrecipes.com/barley-water/  thank you Swasthi for the healthy recipe.

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