Feel that? The sun is stronger, the breeze isn’t cooling you like it did last month, and just sitting around can make you sweat like you just finished a workout. You might not want to admit it, but summer’s right around the corner. That means staying cool and hydrated won’t just be for your comfort, they’ll be downright necessary.
You’ll have no shortage of options for doing so in Delhi, and all the ice cream and cold soda you see around might tempt you. However, if really beating the summer is what you’re all about, stay away from these artificial treats—since they’re full of sugar, they’ll actually make you more dehydrated, not less. At I Say Organic, we have two simple suggestions for how to keep cool, hydrated, and energized when the summer sun is threatening to do you in: add some sweet lime and pomegranate to your diet.
First and foremost: in the summer time, you should be staying hydrated by eating foods that have a high water content. Sweet limes, like other citrus fruits, are particularly water rich, but pomegranates are extremely hydrating as well, so whether you eat them or juice them, you’re getting plenty of water with your nutrition.
Although you lose a lot of water in the summer time, you also lose a lot of other vital vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Without them, you’re increasing your risk for cramps, lightheadedness, and fatigue. That’s why drinking water is not enough—you need to replenish the vital nutrients your body loses throughout the day. Luckily, both sweet limes and pomegranates are rich in the essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs.
Finally, let’s not forget the most important thing: almost nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than a cool glass of fresh fruit juice, and both fruits are delicious, whether fresh-squeezed on their own, added to water, or blended with other fruits. However you enjoy them, sweet lime and pomegranate are two delicious, healthy ways to help beat the summer heat. So try some today, and don’t forget to thank us when you’re enjoying them on a hot Delhi day!