Cooling Spices for Summer
Summer is on the board guys and we all know that summer heat can lead to skin irritation, acne, rashes, heat stroke and other internal health issues. So, to keep your healthy during coming months you must take care of food intake. You must consume the spices that promote internal cooling because spices are excellent antioxidants and bioactive compounds. So, below are some Indian spices that can help you to feel fresh and cool when outside temperature become unbearable.
Fennel seeds posses benefits of stimulating intestinal juices, promoting digestion and reducing acid reflux which makes it highly cooling spices to be consumed in summers. Try chewing spoon of fennel seeds after your main meal so that you can also enjoy its freshness for oral hygiene.
According to Ayurvedic science, coriander is one of the most cooling spices. It is often used to flavor meat and vegetables. It helps in improving digestion and stabilizing blood sugar levels.
Organic Cardamom is another brilliant digestion aid. Add two cardamom to rooibos tea laced with almond milk to make a cooling iced beverage. You can also add it to morning smoothie and granola.
Cumin is well know detoxification agent. It is a reliable cooling spice to get rid of gas and bloating issues. It is also a savory spice used in grain dishes, soups and cooking vegetables.
The dishes dressed with these yellow color threads(saffron) cannot only attract anybody but also lifts up the mood. It has prominent place in curries, rubs and paella. Not only this you can also make cooling tea this summer. Add some saffron and couple of cardamom pods to boiling water, then remove from the heat. Add tea bags and steep to get desired strength. To add a refreshing twist, sweeten with stevia or serve as it is.
Try them this summer and share your experience by leaving a comment.