Top 10 Foods to Avoid in summer

You have probably noticed that you don’t feel so hungry in the summer days. Our bodies don’t tend to crave too much food and instead we are thirstier and prefer to eat lighter food. That is because in summer our bodies don’t need the fat and the calories we need in winter which are providing us with energy and are warming our bodies. In this article you will read about foods to avoid in summer during the hot days in order to prevent your health and keep your body cool and light.

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#1. Spices

Yes, they improve any meal and make it more delicious, but it is better to avoid them for at least couple of months during summer. Spices like chili, ginger, pepper, cumin seeds and Cinnamon are body heating because they boost the rate of metabolism considerably and naturally have a thermogenic effect on the body that is pretty strong. Unless of course you don’t mind sweating.

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#2. Meat

Red meat, eggs, prawns, squids and crabs generate excessive heat and are on this suggested list for foods to be avoided during summer. They can also upset your stomach or cause diarrhea draining out a lot of fluids from your body requiring extensive medical treatment. Unless you buy your meat from a meat store with high health standards and prepare it yourself, then don’t eat meats from street stands or fast food restaurants.

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#3. Mango

You didn’t think mango would get its spot here. But, according to nutritionists this fruit warms the body and can cause skin problems during the summer (such as acne among preadolescent kids and adolescents).

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#4. Dairy products

Not only they are too body warming foods, but also are hard to be processed during the summer. You can keep to the yogurt, but avoid milk and cheese and consume them in cooler days.

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#5. Junk Food

You already know how this food is made. It consist too much oil, the meat is fried in unhealthy oil and the fried potatoes (especially those from big chain fast food restaurants) will endure for months before they are used. The fact that you will stuff yourself with calories won’t help you feel lighter and cooler during the hot day.

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#6. Ice cream

Contrary of the popular belief, ice cream will warm your body. The fact that comes in frozen shape doesn’t changes the fact that is a dairy product with ton of calories. Plus, if you add chocolate on top you know that it won’t help your stomach at all.

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#7. Cold drinks

Even though you crave ice cold water, stick to room temperature water. You are creating a shock to your organism by consuming cold water and it would work twice as hard to bring back the natural body temperature in your stomach again, which means you will only get instant refreshment.

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#8. Hot beverages

Coffee and tea are a must for some people and it doesn’t mean that they should avoid them, but instead of super hot, they can have them slightly cooled. You don’t need to burn out your tongue. If you do, then you do the same to your intestines.

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#9. Mayonnaise

Considering the fact that this too is extremely oily food, you should keep it away from your meals. Besides that, it consist eggs, oil and lots of food additives which are body heaters; it can also cause your stomach troubles (vomiting and diarrhea). By any means don’t reach for mayonnaise if you eat somewhere out, because it can be home of the terrible bacteria salmonella.

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#10. Garlic

Even though this is the best anti-cancer vegetable, the garlic can harm your health if you eat it constantly. One thing you should have in mind when eating the garlic in the hot days – avoid it if the weather is hot because it can quickly pollute the blood. When used excessively in the summer or by people with an blood imbalance, it can cause sudden skin outbreaks, heat rashes, acne, ulcerations, a burning sensation and liver damage. Instead of using garlic, you can use a small amount of mild ginger, or simply resist the urge to eat it.

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