Summer superfoods to add to your diet

Summer brings a bounty of nutritional foods which keep you cool and healthy during this warm weather season. According to Ayurveda, food has a direct effect on our overall health. When the right foods are eaten according to the season, they help in detoxifying the body. Read on to know the summer superfoods you can add to your diet.

Basil
Basil is not just a fragrant and flavourful herb but has impressive nutrition content. Add it your salad, make a soup, tea or blend into a mocktail. Basil helps in reducing inflammation, nourishes the skin, helps in digestion, promotes healthy gut among various benefits.

Sweet corn
Summer is the best time to munch on sweet corn. Grill the corn, boil it with butter or make a creamy soup. It can be also consumed with a sprinkle of paprika and squeeze of lime juice. Corn on the cob has a bit of protein and fibre, plus magnesium and vitamin B6.

Indian gooseberry
Sour and bitter in taste, Indian gooseberry acts as a super summer coolant. You can simply munch on this fruit or make a juice to derive its multiple benefits. It helps in preventing heat boils, rashes and acne.

Water-rich fruits
Stay hydrated and refreshed with these water-rich fruits like watermelon, muskmelon, honeydew melon which have over 90% of water content.

Alkaline vegetables
Alkaline vegetables like green leafy vegetables, root vegetables help in promoting digestion and reduce increased acid levels in the body.

Binge on these summer superfoods to stay rejuvenated all throughout summer.