Best Bites to Beat the Heat (& What Not to Eat)


Before you reach for  ice cream or ice-cold beer this summer, consider this: both go-to treats will actually raise your body temp instead of cooling you off, according to a recent article in TIME magazine. Why? Ice cream takes a lot of energy to digest, and beer dehydrates you and makes you flush. What will cool you down? Foods like watermelon and leafy greens. They’re chock full of water, slowing your body’s digestion and giving it (and you!) a breather.

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