All of us are mostly experience the burning sun rays which in turn increases the body heat. This exposure of the body to the high temperature is not at all good for us and can cause heat stress in the body.
What is Body Heat?
The normal temperature of the body is 36.5–37.5 degrees Celsius. When exposed to high temperature of the environment, it becomes difficult for the body to cool down and enter into normal body temperature.
It can cause dehydration of the body followed by Heat Stroke. Due to an increase in the body heat, it becomes difficult for us to control the body which can lead to immediate fever. At times it becomes difficult to identify the correct symptoms of the body heat.
It can be increased by many factors based on your exposure to the heat as well as the food consumption.
Symptoms of Body Heat
- Burning sensation in the eyes
- Uneasiness in the stomach
- Many digestion problems like acidity and gas
- Rapid heartbeat
Reasons for the increase in Body Heat
- Wearing synthetic and tight clothes trap moisture in the environment thereby increasing body heat.
- Thyroid Glands at times become more active which increase the body heat.
- Continuous fever and exposure to in infections increase the body temperature.
- Specific neurological disorders are also one of the reasons for increasing the body temperature.
- Unprescribed medicines or drugs generate heat in the body.
- Eating Hot, Oily and Spicy Food give rise to heat.
- Food rich in proteins especially consumed by fitness freak people is one of the heat causing agents.
- Eating Meat, eggs and cinnamon powder also generate heat in the body.
- Diseases like Psoriasis, Systemic Sclerosis, Cystic Fibrosis, and Eczema increase the heat on the body by disturbing the normal process of sweating.
- Consumption of high caffeinated products and alcoholic drinks which increase body heat.
- More Workout and Physical exercise.
Therefore one should take certain measures to balance the body heat so that it remains hydrated. Let’s see below few of the measures which help in maintaining a normal temperature in the body.
High Consumption of water
Water has the high potentiality to control the body temperature which keeps the body hydrated and cools down the body heat. One should drink at least 8 to 9 glass which is 2 liters of water daily.
Drinking Coconut water or Sugarcane juice
Coconut water and Sugarcane juice is in fluid form and is very rich in minerals and vitamins which is essential to keep the body hydrated.
One can even consume Pomegranate Juice mix with almond oil daily to control the body temperature. Sugar or cucumber water, cold coffee, and Aloe Vera juice are also preferred to cool down the body heat.
Using Peppermint and Mint
These mint and pudina leaves produce a good cooling effect on the body which balances the body heat. These spices can be consumed with drinks like lemonade.
Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits rich in water content like Watermelon, Melon, Oranges, and Grapes provide a nourishing effect to the body and should be consumed within the first half of the day as they are rich in fibers. Vegetables rich in nutrients like tori, Guard, Cucumber, and lemon should be preferred more in the summer season which balances both internal as well as the external heat of the body.
Spinach is said to be very rich in vitamins and fights many diseases of the body. One should consume it as it is the most nutritious vegetables during summer. It controls the blood pressure of the body and fulfills 40% of the manganese requirement of the body.
Cantaloupe which is low in calories and rich in Vitamins A and C protects the body from the excessive heat and also make the lungs and eyes healthy.
Consumption of Honey
The consumption of honey with cold milk keeps the body temperature cool and hydrated.
This Ayurvedic method is said to cool down the body heat when applied or rubbed on the skin. This cooling source is easily available in the market in the form of Soap or powder.