To beat the heat, don’t just rely on refreshing icy drinks to cool your body! Instead, add these cool and vitamin-loaded vegetables to your diet. These are the vegetables on them you can rely upon.
Snake gourd (padval)
It creates a cooling effect on the body. It is useful in correcting disorders, processes nutrition and it restores the normal functioning of the system. Snake gourd helps to stimulate the production of body fluids and relieves dryness. Snake gourd is the best household remedy for heart problems. The juice from the fresh leaves is useful for heart disorders like palpitation and pain in the heart on physical exertion.
Pumpkin possesses great cooling and diuretic properties. It is also good for improper digestion and eliminating intestinal worms from the digestive system. Pumpkin contains potassium and fibre. It also controls blood pressure and sugar. It helps in curing skin diseases. It is thought to regulate blood sugar levels and help stimulate the pancreas — thus diabetics are advised to eat pumpkin.
Bitter gourd (karela)
Bitter gourd is a cure for boils, rashes, fungal infections and ring-worm. It also helps control hypertension and diabetes and generally increases immunity.
Bottle gourd (Dudhi)
As bottle gourd is mostly made of water, it helps you deal with heat and is also useful for stomach problems like acidity, which mostly occurs in summer. Bottle Gourd prevents extreme loss of sodium, satisfies thirst and helps in preventing exhaustion.
Amaranth leaves (Chawli bhajji)
Amaranth leaves are not only typical summer vegetables but are also very much nutritious. It is also known as Chinese spinach, cow pea leaves, Chawli ka Patta, Chawli Bhaji. It is loaded with a high source of Vitamins A, B6, and C. It is also a wonderful cooling vegetable that can really help you fight the hot summer months. -It helps cure respiratory disorders and diseases like Malaria.
Ridged gourd (turai)
This summer vegetable helps in purifying the blood, lowering the sugar level of the blood and is also good for your stomach or digestion-related issues.
It helps to keep your body cool and healthy, as it contains almost 96% water It also helps to protect you from heat stroke. Ash-gourd is loaded with nutrients. It’s an excellent source of vitamin B1 (thiamine), a good source of vitamin B3 (niacin). Its high potassium content makes this a good vegetable for maintaining a healthy blood pressure. Ash-gourd is also useful in treating respiratory disorders like asthma, blood-related diseases, and urinary diseases like kidney stones.
Cucumber has 96% water content, which helps in keeping the body hydrated and in regulating body temperature. Cucumber also contains a lot of potassium, magnesium and fibre that work effectively for regulating blood pressure. The high water content in cucumber is very effective in flushing away the toxins from the digestive system and hence aids digestion. Regular intake of cucumber helps to dissolve bladder or kidney stones.