How To Eat Right This Summer?
“It’s too hot to eat!” Haven’t we all said it at some point or another? We thought it was just us or the tropical Indian weather but it’s actually science. Studies conducted in animal models and military settings have shown that the Thermal Neutral Zone, or TNZ, an ideal range of temperatures in which the body can function normally, dictates whether your appetite drops or rises.
Our bodies are sensitive to the difference between external and internal body temperatures. Sweating and exhaling warm air (or panting in animals) are processes that are employed to cope with the difference. Digestion is an exothermic process—one that raises the core body temperature. This is why you feel warmer after a meal in winter. Internal temperatures can rise as much as 2 degrees after a big meal. Additionally, protein-rich meals may cause slightly higher temperature rises than carb or fat-centric meals.
Enjoy the heck out of summer! This is when you can eat as many sorbets, drink as much juice, and eat all those delicious watery veggies and fruits all you want. Let’s celebrate summer and all its warm glory with fresh, natural organic products, whether fruits or veggies.
Things to do in Summer Season
1. Don’t Turn The AC Up (or down, to be precise)
Several studies have shown that in an air-conditioned environment, our eating habits resemble that of cold weather patterns. It has been suggested that moving from a hot to cold environment is actually detrimental to eating habits. Consumer surveys from the early ‘90s actually revealed that food orders in restaurants tended to be smaller if an air conditioner was broken. When the air conditioner was running, people placed orders “normally.” When we step in after a tiring trip, we tend to keep the temperature under 20 degree Celsius, to get an instant cooling effect on our body. This can impact our bodies negatively. Scientifically, we should allow our bodies some time to get adapted to different temperatures. So, if you are using the AC, then make sure it is between 24-25 degrees, so that your bodies can acclimatise.
2. Best Summer Recipes In 2022
a. Cold Soup: Avocado Cucumber
This avocado and cucumber soup is this summer’s superstar. Simply, blend cucumbers and avocado (peeled and pitted), along with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Stir chopped avocado and tomato pieces if needed. Chill before serving to acclaim and rapture.
b. Appetiser: Haricot Beans and Tomato Salad
We love this crisp salad. Trim and blanch the green beans till tender. Halve cherry tomatoes. In a bowl, combine freshly chopped coriander, minced onion or spring onion, coconut milk cream, salt, and pepper to taste, and toss with the beans. Garnish with toasted peanuts.
c. Main Course: Hummus Burgers
Sounds delicious? You bet. All you need to do is grill the buns (if you like), place a protective layer of lettuce on both sides, and then spread hummus thickly, on both sides. If you are a sauce or mayo lover, you can use it by altering it too. Add tomato and onion slices – and boiled potato slices or patty with some exotic masala too if you like. Season with chilli flakes, bring the halves together, and let your taste buds become one!
d. Dessert: Berry-Coconut Popsicles
In a bowl, whisk around 200 ml of coconut milk with 1/4 cup honey, salt, and 1 tsp vanilla extract, and whisk to a creamy finish. Put all of your favourite berries in the blender and blend until the juice comes out with beautiful colours. Now in the same blender, add 1/2 cup of coconut milk and 1 tablespoon of honey (or Khandsari, for sweetness) to the strained berries, and give a nice whisk. Now add a few drops of lime juice or lime zest to the remaining coconut milk mixture, and stir well. Alternate layers of the coconut milk mix and the berry mix into popsicle moulds. Insert sticks after 30 minutes and freeze until firm. You could also combine both mixes and make a non-layered popsicle.
The summer season is always the best if you want to try some unique juicy dishes and also travel more. Get the best summer fruits like musk melon, watermelon, etc that can help in keeping your body hydrated and moisturised at the same time. Also, eating seasonal fruits is considered the best for health and also they will taste yummy. Fresh & healthy fruits and vegetables can help in keeping your body well absorbed with lots of vitamins and minerals. Also, if you are looking for the best organic food products online like wheat atta, rice, lentils, dry fruits, dried spices, coconut water, pancake & waffle mix, healthy snacks or makhane etc. we have all there for you at best prices.