There are many cooling benefits to eating the produce that grows in the summer. Summer produce mainly helps your body to deal with the heat.
Cucumbers also help to lower body temperature. Have you ever heard the saying; “cool as a cucumber”?
Watermelon is a fruit that grows during the summer that has been proven to lower the body temperature. It’s great to have some on a hot summer day and it’s more nutritious and effective than Gatorade.
Macrobiotics is a diet system that the Orients have used for centuries. They encourage the use of seasonal eating. You may have seen the black and white yin and yang symbols? Well, the yin foods are the expansive summer fruits that are above the ground, watery, and tend to be the fruit of the vine.
All of the typical fruits and vegetables that grow well during the summer heat will also help you to deal with the heat if you consume them. These would include tomatoes, green peppers, eggplants, as well as the melons, cucumbers, and many varieties.
According to the macrobiotic diet, you would want to limit or avoid the foods that are high in sodium and heat producing. These would include foods such as animal products and many root vegetables or produce that grow well in the cold.
There are also herbs that are particularly helpful with each season. Mint is known as an herb that will help you to stay cool.
It has been shown that with the macrobiotic way of eating according to the season, your various organs will receive healing benefits from the special qualities of the various plant foods. For instance, watermelon is especially good for the cleansing and helping the kidneys.
Have a great summer as you eat the refreshing summer fruits and vegetables. If you are having troubles dealing with the heat, remember to have some watermelon or cucumbers and eat from the summer bounty.