Health tips – Beat the heat waves with these home remedies

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The temperatures across India is at an average, above 45 degrees. Heat stroke is affecting many people. As the heat gets unbearable and we patiently wait for the monsoon, please follow these home hacks to beat the heat.

1) Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate. – If you are experiencing nausea, uncreased heart rate, headache, dizziness or flushed skin, your body needs hydration. Drink water immediately, plain water, plenty of water.

2) Aam Panna – It is delicious as well as beneficial for the health. Made by boiling raw mango and mixing with spices like pepper, black salt and coriander along with mint, all of which help in cooling our bodies.

3) Buttermilk – It rehydrates your body immediately. It is also a good source of probiotics and helps in replenishing the body with necessary minerals and vitamins.

4) Coconut Water – If your job requires you to travel much, take time for yourself and stop by any roadside coconut water seller. Do this at least once in a day, more if you can. This water is not only good for your skin and hair, but is also refreshing and filling.

5) Onion Oil – A simple way to bring down your body temperature is by dabbing onion oil behind your ears and on your chest. Raw onion used in salad and chutneys are also known to have a cooling effect.

6) Frequent Showers – Have frequent baths. If you are outdoors throughout the day, never miss having a bath at the end of the day. This will cool your body and ensure you sleep well too.

7) Summer Fruits – Stock your refrigerator with summer fruits ? watermelon, melon, lychee, mangoes all have high water content, and are excellent means to replenish body fluids.

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