Jalapeno peppers, spinach, and melons are some examples of foods that can help you avoid dehydration.
The peak of summer in Michigan is here and the high temperatures plus the humidity makes it feel like triple digits.
Believe it or not, watching what you heat can actually help you stay cool. Grace Derocha, a registered dietitian with Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan has foods that she recommends to help you stay cool.
The hot and spicy foods can help your body feel cool and calm. Spicy foods warm you up forcing your body to kick in the cooling process.
Melons are filled with water to hydrate you, and can be digested easily; same with spinach.
The food to AVOID when it’s hot is meat!
Meat is hard for your body to digest, which raises the body temperature.
Surprisingly, contrary to popular belief, icy beverages or frozen treats are also on the list of foods to avoid.
Mango? No go. It’s actually a natural diuretic, which means mangos help your body lose fluids.
Finally, as nice as a cold beer sounds on a hot day, you want to avoid drinking a lot of alcohol, too, because it’s a diuretic and can dehydrate you.