Body Heat: Whatever we eat affects our food in some way or the other. The food you eat affects your health. Thus, one must eat such food items which help to regulate the temperature of the body. There are certain food items which generate heat in your body. While digesting these food items, your body needs extra energy and thus it increases the temperature of the body. The food items which contain excess fat, protein and carbs increase the temperature of the body. Thus, to keep the body cool during summers, one must eat food which helps to maintain the level of body temperature. Let’s discuss which food items increase the temperature of the body. (Also read: How To Keep Your Room Cool Without An Air Conditioner)
Which food items generate heat in the body and raises the body temperature?
- Onion and garlic
- Brown rice
- Ice cream
Onion and garlic
Consumption of onion and garlic raises the temperature of the body. In order to digest them, the body has to use extra energy. Your body thus becomes heated. Consume them in moderation during summers. (Also read: What Are The Side Effects Of Eating Onions)
Consumption of alcohol lets you sweat a lot and it leads to frequent urination as well. It eventually makes your body dehydrated and your blood vessels start expanding. This makes you feel the heat in the body and the face. This also depends upon the amount of alcohol you are consuming. (Also read: How Much Alcohol Is Too Much For A Person)
Ginger is usually used as the spice. There are two compounds which are found in it- gingerol and Shogaol which contains thermogenic properties. It raises the temperature of the body. (Also read: How ginger is beneficial for skin)
The food items which contain complex carbohydrates, they take more time to get digested and our body needs more energy for this. Brown rice, whole grain etc. contain complex carbohydrate. Consuming these increases the body temperature. (Also read: Brown Rice Vs White Rice- Which One Is Better)
Usually, people eat ice cream during the summers. But ice cream heats your body instead of making it cool. The food items which contain fat, protein etc. in high amount, take time to digest and the body uses a great energy to digest them. This increases the temperature of the body.
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You must not stop consuming these food items during summers. However, you must consume them in moderation. You can also read this article in Hindi.