India’s heatwave is setting records each day. The temperatures are on a rise every day, making it difficult for all of us to survive the hot weather. To make it through this heatwave, we are all trying our own ways, following different remedies.

To beat the heat this summer, we need to make some changes in our diet. Do you know, that consuming onions during this time can be highly beneficial? Onions are a staple in Indian kitchens, for they are used in the preparation of almost every dish. However, you should use them a lot more during this heatwave because they can prevent you from the side effects of this heatwave. How? Read on to know.

Benefits Of Eating Onions During Heatwave

When you consume a raw onion during the hot season, it helps control the temperature of your body. So, onions don’t led the high heat have a negative effect on your body.

Onions Treat Sunstrokes

Sunstrokes are quite common during the hot season. Consuming onions can help prevent sunstroke. Onions have a compound called quercetin which fights heat strokes.

Onions Keep Your Gut Healthy

We all suffer from some digestion issue or the other during the summer season. Consuming onions helps in boosting the good bacteria in the gut and prevent bad bacteria from causing digestive issues.

Onions Generate Electrolytes In Your Body

Electrolytes are minerals in our body which have an electric charge. They are essential because they balance the amount of water in the body. Consuming onions during the hot season is beneficial because they have potassium and sodium which generate electrolytes in the body, which are important to keep you hydrated from within during summers.

How To Add Onions To Your Diet During Summer Season?

There are different ways you can consume onions on a regular basis to beat the heatwave.

Prepare a raw onion salad by cutting onions into thick slices. Sprinkle some salt, cumin powder over it. Squeeze one lemon and mix all the ingredients. Consume this salad with your regular meals like dal roti or rice.

You can add onions to prepare the base of your regular rice. If you consume rice on a daily basis, start preparing it with an onion tempering. Before adding rice to the cooker or pan, add some oil and chopped onions. Fry and then cook your rice over it. This way, onions will form a base for your rice. They will not only add to the health quotient but make your rice taste a lot better.

Drinking onion juice is also considered highly beneficial for your health. To prepare onion juice, in a pan, add some water. Remove the skin of the onion, slice it into two parts and dip it into the water for a few minutes. Cook on low flame. Once the water starts to change its colour, take off the flame. Let it cool and then strain. (Onion health benefits)

homemade salad with onions

If you are fond of homemade salads, add raw onions as a dressing. They will add a great crunch to your salad.

You can also prepare onion soup at home and have it as an evening snack.

  • In a pan, add some oil.
  • Add grated ginger and garlic. Saute.
  • Add chopped onions, and vegetables of choice like capsicum, and tomato. Stir and cook.
  • Add some water.
  • Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Cook for 15-20 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves. Enjoy!

Though consuming onions is quite beneficial for your overall health, we suggest you consult your doctor before adding it to your diet if you are suffering from any health issues or are under medication.

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