Foods to eat in the scorching heat. Recipes for hot days

A heatwave hits Romania, with temperatures set to rise alarmingly over the next few days. In situations like these, many want to make sure they are eating and drinking the right products to help them cope with the high temperatures.

The heat wave hit Western Europe first and is moving towards the southeast of the continent, including Romania. In these situations, it is important to protect yourself from heatwaves and listen to expert advice on what to do.

An important part of our protection consists of hydration.

Health expert Rujain Alhasan explains that when it’s hot, your body sweats and your brain pays less attention to hunger and more to “getting through” the heat. Therefore, on hot days the appetite is reduced.

However, it is very important to eat so as not to increase the risk of dehydration and heat stroke.

Ingredients to eat during the heat wave

To ensure hydration, experts recommend eating foods with a high water content such as watermelon, cucumbers, peaches and berries.
“Cold foods with a high water content can help you cool down at the same time that you’re eating enough. Eating light foods like salads and summer fruits can help you regain your appetite,” says ManchesterEveningNews. said Lujain Alhassan, quoted by

what to drink when it’s hot

Experts stress the importance of drinking plenty of water frequently, even if you’re not thirsty. We recommend drinking 6 to 8 glasses daily.

Tea, coffee, fruit juices and smoothies also contribute to hydration.

Cooking recipes perfect for hot days

Cold summer dishes such as salads, sandwiches and smoothies are recommended on very hot days.

Below are some recipes that can be cooked with heat.

Watermelon and feta salad


► 1 large diced watermelon
►1 block of feta cheese, diced
► 1 red onion, cut into slices
► mint leaves

Combine the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Dressing is a simple vinaigrette with balsamic vinegar, olive oil and a little lemon juice.

Smoothie for hot weather


►1 handful of spinach
►1 mango
►1 tablespoon of protein powder
► 1/2 cup milk of your choice (reduce for thicker)
► 1 teaspoon chia seeds
►1 banana
► 1/2 cup frozen berries
►1 tablespoon honey/agave syrup

Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add honey for sweetness.

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