I am a big believer in using foods to aid and heal my body, my mind, my spirit. It has been extremely hot here in Los Angeles and I've been using Ayurveda and it's methods to aid in cooling my body on the inside. According to Ayurveda, each food item has it's own quality which governs it. It is a lot deeper than this, but this gives you the general idea. I have also been doing cooling yoga poses that eliminate the heat and fire in my system.
Ever notice how people tend to be more irritable, upset, angry, aggressive in extreme heat? I've been doing well with eating these foods, doing sheetali breath, and the asana's. Here's a list of foods to eat to cool the body.
Fruit: Apples, Blueberries, Cranberries, Dates, Figs, Grapes, Limes, Mango, Melons, Sweet Oranges, Pears, Pineapple, Plums, Raspberries
Vegetables: (Raw is best) Sprouts, Artichokes, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Celery, Cilantro, Corn, Cucumber, Green Beans, Kale, Lettuce, Parsley, Peas, Potatoes, Squash
Grains: Basmati Rice, Cous Cous, Millet, Oats, Quinoa, Granola, Wheat
Beans: Chick Peas, Kidney, Lima, Mung, Soy, Split Peas
Nuts/Seeds: Coconut and Sunflower ONLY
Spices: Cardamom, Cloves, Coriander, Cumin, Dill, Fennel, Mint, Rosemary, Saffron, Turmeric
Drinks: Cool Water, Black or Green Tea, Hibiscus. Green drinks, Pomegrante, Pineapple or
What do you do to beat the heat?