7 Summer superfoods to beat the heat & for healthy skin & hair

Summer is almost here and so are the skin and health issues related to this heat rise. While indulging in a tub of ice cream might feel quite satisfying, it might wreak havoc on your skin. To deal with summer issues from excessive sweat to skin rashes — Apart from keeping yourself super hydrated - one must tweak their regular diet to include some summer-friendly foods. They act as a natural coolant and are extremely soothing for the body and skin.

  1. Watermelon:

This symbol of summer is around 90 percent water, which hydrates the body. It's loaded with vitamin C, which is required for healthy collagen production. Its antioxidant properties helps prevent signs of ageing.

 

  1. Tomatoes:

Tomatoes are a great source of the antioxidant lycopene, which helps protect the skin from damage from the sun and the environment (think pollution) that can cause dark spots, lines, dryness, and skin roughness.

 

  1. Citrus Fruits:

These summery fruits are rich in vitamin C, helps in effectively fight free radical damage, and give your skin a natural glow.

 

  1. Cucumber:

Full of fibre, cucumbers are great to keep the gut clear, and help keep the body hydrated on hot, sunny days with their high water content

 

  1. Mint:

The high menthol content in mint makes it a natural cooler and refresher for human body. They are also chock-full of antioxidants that will protect the body from the damaging effects of the sun.

 

  1. Jowar

It is one of the most cooling grains and is rich in iron, magnesium, copper, and vitamin B1. Also, this grain is free from gluten and super rich in the right fibres.

 

  1. Coconut Water:

Summer is synonymous with this drink, which is laden with tons of electrolytes. It supports youthful and supple skin because of its hydrating powers and hearty dose of potassium, which can help deliver more nutrients and oxygen to the skin by boosting circulation

Stay Hydrated and Take care!