Summer Health Tips for Women
Summer means a time for surfing, sand, barbeques, pool parties and the occasional getaway. Many of these plans are also an open invitation for you to get sick, especially if you are traveling our lounging outside. If any of your summer plans revolve around these activities, here are 6 ways you can ensure you stay healthy. Summer’s promise is one filled with sunshine, trips to the pool and travel. Unfortunately, the humid environment that often accompanies the season can leave women with an increased risk of developing a vaginal yeast infection, which is caused by an overgrowth of yeast that normally lives in the vagina. Let’s face it. No lady wants her fun summer plans interrupted by something that’s so... not fun. So take note of these simple health tips so that summer can be spent filling your schedule, not sitting at home feeling miserable. Eat Pitta Pacifying Foods
As per Yogi Anoop, you must ensure eating foods that cool your body and give you relief from excessive heat. Load up on water-rich fruits like watermelon, pears, apples, plums, berries and prunes. Pick vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cucumber.
Avoid Foods That Heat You Up Avoid foods that will produce heat in your body and become hazardous. Avoid sour fruits, citrus fruits, beetroots and carrots that tend to heat up your body. Limit the intake of garlic, chili, tomato, sour cream and salted cheese to avoid hampering your system. Eat more salads, as they are cooling, especially when eaten for lunch. Try avoiding dark meats as they heat up your body. Eat At The Right TimeAlways eat when your digestive fire is at its strongest, which is during lunch (mid-day). Missing your lunch during summers is equal to upsetting your pitta dosha that further makes you feel irritated and cranky. Avoid Hot Drinks Or Hot Water Drinking hot beverages will invite an upset pitta dosha. This is why you must always choose to drink beverages at room temperature in order to balance it.