a hot drink can actually cool you down.) 2. Diuretic Foods: You want to stay hydrated, so they recommend avoiding foods that flush water out of the body. This includes coffee, tea, soda, and foods like mangoes, fennel, artichokes and asparagus, which have a similar effect on the body. 3. High Protein Foods: The digestion of protein requires your body to do a lot of work, which creates heat in a process known as thermogenesis. Stick to lighter carbohydrates, like fruit, which require less energy and produce a lot less heat by thermogenesis. According to Food Republic, "it can take anywhere from 50 to 100% more energy to break down protein compared to carbohydrates. The moral of the story: Take it easy on the meat."
Read More: Foods to Avoid in Heat Waves at Food RepublicWhat do you think about this? Do you buy into these recommendations? Or are you sticking with spicy foods and your meat come hell or high water? Related: Too Hot to Eat, Cook or Think (Flickr member stevendepolo licensed under Creative Commons)