Not all fruits are created equal. While eating most fruits help us achieve a balanced diet and provide our bodies with much-needed nutrients and vitamins, there are some fruits that should be consumed in smaller portions.
Some examples of ‘heaty’ fruits are durians, jackfruits, mangoes and apricots. Try munching on ‘cool’ fruits such as watermelon, mangosteens and strawberries instead to beat the heat!
Contrary to popular belief, some icy-cool drinks only give momentary relief to your body thanks to its cold temperature. What really helps your body cool down or heat up depends on the ingredients that make up the drink.
For example, a glass of iced milo or kopi peng would not be the ideal cooling drink, as the chocolate malt and coffee beans they are derived from have a ‘heaty’ nature.
Good alternatives to them would include cooling herbal teas, tomato juice and water chestnut or sugar cane drinks.