This summer temperatures are soaring, and creating new records every day. hottest April after 12yrs was the recent headlines. 40, 42, 45… looking like it’s not going to stop anytime soon. The orange Alert has already been issues by the weather department. Here are few simple tips to keep you cool.
Sticking to healthy and traditional summer coolers is a great way. They keep the internal system and body temperature in control. Moreover we have so many great options we have aam panna, lassi, shikanji, bel sherbet, kokum sherbet, sugarcane juice. All has a variety of taste and can be made with seasonal or readily available ingredients. Was about to say pocket friendly but immediately the rising cost of lemons got my attention.
Making popsicles is an easy and fun way to spend some quality time with kids making them.
You can use various fruit yogurts add a little granola and small fruit pieces and freeze them.
I remember when we were kids we used to make rasna and put them in kulfi moulds and make popsicles out of them.
My kids love to make and eat the home make watermelon and mango popsicles. You can find raw mango and mint, watermelon and lemon and many new and innovative receipies all over the internet.
Proper clothing and eating:
Avoid oily and heavy food, rather go with more of dairy or fresh fruit or vegetable salads. Fat rich food will make you warmer and generate more energy in digestion.
Summers are not for synthetic clothes. Keep them aside unless you want to have skin rashes due to heat and sweat. Go for loose fitting, light and calm color cotton ware. We have enough fashion brands with this typical selection.
Apart from these simple things there are a few more tips for betterment of not only you but for environment too. Such heatwaves are not good or earth as well as other living beings.
- Keep the Airconditioner at a moderate temperature if you need to keep it on for longer period, else getting out and coming back in the controlled environment can do more harm than doing well.
- Keep a bowl of water in balcony or out of your gate for birds and stray animals, water is source of life for everyone. There is no great ‘punya’ than giving someone water.
- Keep a spray bottle and spray water on leaves of indoor plants at least once in the day.
- And if you have no compelling reason stay indoors, it’s the simplest way to save yourself from the scorching sun. because the sun can leave you dehydrated and can even give you migraine and other problems too.
And be happy, ever problem has solution. Summer is not all that bad, we have mangoes to compensate the heat. So go ahead make you mango shake and add some ice-cream to it!!!!