8 foods that keep you cool

first_imgFood & DiningLifestyle 8 foods that keep you cool by: – September 9, 2014 Sharing is caring! Summer is synonymous with cold beers, days by the pool and frozen desserts. It’s all about beating the heat. However, foods that seem like chill choices may have the opposite effect. According to traditional Chinese medicine, there exists “warming foods” and “cooling foods.”“It is said that the cooling foods help to clear heat and toxins from the body, whereas the warming foods increase circulation and raise qi or vital energy,” explains Kerry Bajaj, certified health coach at Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City. Reach for the following eight foods this summer for some sweet, healthy relief.CucumberBeing “cool as a cucumber” might actually have some weight to it. Cucumbers are incredibly hydrating, and staying adequately hydrated during the hotter months is crucial. Snack on cucumber slices and hummus, or if you’re truly desperate for some heat relief, “A green juice with lots of cucumber and lemon is a great way to stay hydrated and cool,” says Bajaj. Either way, you’ll reap the benefits.WatermelonNo day at the beach is complete without some fresh slices of watermelon, and you’re actually doing your body a favor by keeping the tradition alive. “It’s so helpful to eat seasonally, says Bajaj.” In the summer, cooling foods like watermelon can act like internal A/C, while in the winter, warming foods like meat, spices and root vegetables can act like an internal space heater.”PeachesOriginally cultivated in China, peaches are another cool, seasonal pick. Not only are they delicious this time of year, but they also contain vitamins A and C, which promote healthy skin, and at 35 to 50 calories a pop, they make the perfect diet-friendly dessert.ApplesPair apples with peanut butter for the perfect snack that will cool you down and fill you up. Apples contain about 4 grams of fiber for around 95 calories. They also contain a type of soluble fiber called pectin, which has been found to stop hunger in its tracks and aid in weight loss. For an extra dose of on-the-go refreshment, pick up an Apple-Ade, a freshly squeezed blend of apples, lemon and ginger, at Jamba Juice.PineappleAlong with banana, spinach, kale and cucumber, pineapple makes for a kick-ass green smoothie booster. In fact, all of these ingredients are considered to be cooling, so blend away! Pineapple is also the only known source of an enzyme called bromelain, which is credited for reducing inflammation in the body.Leafy greensIs there anything that leafy greens can’t do for your body? Spinach, kale, collard greens and romaine take the nutritional cake for healing and helping your body. Since greens have a high water content, they’re easy to digest. This means your body doesn’t have to work as hard, which saves you energy and keeps you cool.LemonsCitrus has an incredible cooling effect on the body and also promotes detoxification. Everyone knows how important it is to drink a ton of water every day, but plain ol’ H2O can be boring. Time and time again, experts recommend adding lemon to your water not only for its skin and immune-boosting benefits, but because it actually encourages you to drink more water overall.ZucchiniZucchini is actually a type of summer squash that can range in color from yellow to a dark green. In addition to containing vitamin C and important phytonutrients, zucchini is a great source of manganese. The mineral can help protect your body from free radicals (particularly of concern during the summer months when you’re more susceptible to sun damage) and also promotes collagen production and healthy bone tissue growth.Helathy Living Share 211 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

How Adebayor was received at Olimpia

first_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much When Manchester City meet Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday night, a striker who played for both clubs will be celebrating his 36th birthday on the either side of the Atlantic. He was a hero in his new land before he had even kicked a ball. Paraguay is a relatively poor country with a population of 7 million which is entirely unused to having global stars on parade in its domestic league. The great Ferenc Puskas had a spell coaching in the country in the mid 80s, but to have a player of Adebayor’s CV in the local championship is a genuine novelty. He arrived in the country in the wee small hours a couple of weeks ago – and thousands had gone out to the airport to greet him. He nearly became even more of a hero in his debut on Sunday. It was the day of Paraguay’s traditional big derby, Olimpia against Cerro Porteno. Still working on his fitness, Adebayor started the game on the bench. But at half-time his old Manchester City team-mate Roque Santa Cruz felt a twinge and was taken off as a precaution. On came the man from Togo in the No25 shirt. He looked to keep things simple, playing first time whenever he could. He won a number of flick-ons in the air, and in stoppage time, with the score at 1-1, he was just a few inches away from snatching the winner, glancing a cross from the right just wide of the near post. Loading… Emmanuel Adebayor arrived to a hero’s welcome at Olimpia and will want to add the Copa Libertadores to his glittering CV All in all it was an encouraging start. True, it was disappointing not to win the historic local derby. But then Olimpia’s sights are set well beyond the frontiers of Paraguay. Next week the group phase gets underway in the Copa Libertadores, South America’s version of the Champions League. Olimpia are serious players. They have won the trophy three times, though not since 2002. But they are always competitive, reaching the final in 2013 only to lose on penalties, and getting through to the last 16 in 2019. This year they are dreaming of going further. They hope to count on the traditional Paraguayan virtues of defensive resilience, with a back line organised by former Premier League centre back Antolin Alcaraz. When he left Olimpia to join Bayern Munich back in 1999 the Germans truly believed they had signed a player destined for a place on the podium in the annual FIFA awards. Were it not for all those injuries, it may have happened. But fit and enjoying his football, he rolled back the years in the last few months of 2019. And now Olimpia have the option of pairing him with Adebayor or rotating them in the centre forward position. Others have come in, too. International winger Derlis Gonzalez should prove a good foil and supply line for the big guns. Argentine central midfielder Nico Domingo is adept at dictating play from deep. Olimpia’s group in the Libertadores looks straightforward enough. Santos of Brazil are operating on a low budget. Argentine debutants Defensa y Justicia sold so many players that their coach resigned. Ex-Chelsea striker Hernan Crespo has stepped in. And Ecuadorian champions Delfin are novices at the level. Read Also:Paraguay’s Olimpia Asuncion sign Emmanuel Adebayor Olimpia, then, are entitled to aim high. Long after either Man City or Real Madrid have been eliminated, Emmanuel Adebayor will have his sights set on glory in a continental competition. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Hazard appears set for Chelsea stay

first_img Hazard, who has worn the number 17 since signing for the club in 2012, confirmed the switch on Chelsea’s official website. The 23-year-old has been persistently linked with a move to Paris St Germain in recent weeks, but his comments suggest he will be going nowhere. Eden Hazard has dropped a big hint that he will be remaining at Chelsea next season by announcing he will wear the number 10 shirt at Stamford Bridge. “I am very pleased to be able to wear the number 10 for Chelsea,” Hazard said. “It is my favourite number and is one I am used to wearing for the national team, as well as the one worn by some of my heroes from when I was a kid, like Zinedine Zidane. “I hope it brings me a lot of luck in the future and I look forward to the fans seeing me in it next season.” Hazard, who was crowned Chelsea Player of the Year last month, takes over the number 10 shirt from Juan Mata after the Spaniard moved to Manchester United in January. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more