Ayurveda is the science of life. It is believed to be the oldest medical science of the world whose motive is to bring good health and happiness in the lives of people. In this science, there is a remedy for everything. As per Ayurveda, summer is the season of pitta and that is one of the three main doshas. You can think of pitta as a type of energy that transforms in the same way that fore transform materials by heating them. In the summer season, already the outside temperature soars high and so inside our body.
Therefore, special care must be taken. So, before the scorching summer heat finally hits our lives, read some of the Ayurvedic tips so that you stay healthy all through the summer season.
This is the most important tip to sustain the summer season. Drink lots of water, juices, and smoothies. But avoid chilled water or ice-cold smoothies or juices as that will hamper the nutritive values. Infuse the summer special fruits like grapes, melons, lemon, cucumber or pears in your water or make a smoothie out of them. Have them before stepping out of your house.
Say no to caffeine
Staying away from tea or coffee – the warm beverages will help you a lot in this season. Also, say no to sugary sodas or alcohols to stay calm and fit during summers. Instead, sip green tea or any other herbal tea that will enhance antioxidants in your body.
Summer fresh veggies & fruits
Do you know that summer is the easiest season to lose kilos? Include all the summer special vegetables and fruits in your diet and see how energized you feel. For your lunch, you can pack a vegetable salad and have some fruits as your mid-day or evening snack. Stay away from meats, fried food, and greasy foods.
Stay away from piping spicy food
As said earlier summer is the time of pitta when the temperature outside and inside the body is high. So, this is the time to avoid spicy, peppery, and oily food as they will lead to loose motions, upset stomach, and a painful digestive system.
Make friendship with curd
After your lunch and dinner have a bowl of curd or make raita out of it and enjoy with your home-cooked meal that is less in oil, spice, and sugar. Curd or yogurt will help in easy digestion.
No late night
Stop your late-night phone conversations, watching TV, or scrolling the phone. Switch off the devices, play soothing music and sleep in time for a refreshing morning. The more you stay awake, chances are more to fall ill.
Do you know that coconut oil has a cooling effect on the skin? It is a great and easy way to bring pitta towards balance. So, make a practice of rubbing coconut oil on your skin before your shower. A gentle massage with coconut oil will give you’re a shiny, youthful, and moisturized skin and also your body temperature will remain cool.
All these aforementioned points are not at all difficult to carry. So, try these easy ways to stay cool, calm, healthy, and fit in summer.