Bhubaneswar: One of the most common problems associated with staying outdoors for too long is catching a heat stroke. Sweltering summer days don’t just make the environment uncomfortable; they also tend to raise your body temperature. To release excess heat and to cool the body down when exposed to heat for a long time, we sweat. We experience a lot of dehydration, and even heat strokes when the body loses sufficient fluids.
Heat strokes are a really big problem. With the temperatures going upwards of 35°C these days, what you eat and drink matters more than you think.
Here are a few tips that will help prevent sunstroke
- Wear full sleeves clothes to protect the body from direct sun exposure
- Switch to loose-fitting dresses instead of tight ones, and especially wear cotton fabric
- Carry an umbrella when going out
- Have light meals before leaving home
- Hydrate your body regularly
- Drink naturally cooling substances like thandai, coconut water, fruit juices, etc.
- If possible, avoid going out during the hottest hours of the day.
- In case of dehydration, drink lots of water mixed with sugar and salt
- Regular use of onion prevents sunstroke. If someone is suffering from heatstroke, applying onion juice on the entire body is recommended
- Make a drink of fresh coriander and mint leaves mixed with mishri (rock sugar candy)
- Another drink that’s great for summers is a preparation made from unripe mango pulp mixed with roasted cumin seeds, mint, fennel, black salt, sugar, or jaggery
- Drinking fresh buttermilk is beneficial
- Apply sandalwood paste to lower the effect of heat on the body
- Have plenty of fruits and vegetables containing water, like cucumber, watermelon, muskmelon, lemon drink, and sugarcane juice So, beat the heat this summer with these tips and stay cool, happy, and healthy.