Low fat dairy
While indulging in milk products too much during summers might not be a good idea, you can’t totally do away with your milk intake either! This is when you can suffice your milk intake with a cool fruit shake. Also yoghurt specifically is said to make a good summer food. However, it is advisable you switch your full-fat dairy for low-fat dairy so you reduce any possible risk of blood pressure.
Grains and legumes
The best cool food choices have got to be the grains and legumes for they are as healthy as they are cool. Barley, Tofu, Soy Bean and wheat bran are not just cooling agents but are also exceptionally healthy. Not only do these have a cooling and calming effect but are best for those that suffer from heaty constitution.
Toss in a salad bowl with lettuce, basil, coriander leaves or even mint. Throw in a yoghurt dressing, some fruits, nuts, white meat, sprinkle some pepper and you have made yourself a perfect summer meal. And yes, contrary to what you may think, pepper is actually cooling.
Non- veg coolers
Next time you are craving meat in summers you don’t necessarily have to make do with the heavy duty red meat or white meat. This is the time when you can opt for cooler options like chicken eggs (the ones we get in the market anyway) that are considered neutral foods. Crab and raw fish are considered cooler meats and make better summer choices.