South Florida in June is hot enough. Factor in World Cup fever, and it seems like there’s no way to cool down.
But there is. Naturally.
To beat the heat, Ayurvedic medicine, that ancient Indian body-balancing system, advocates eating foods that are alkaline. They reduce inflammation in the body and act as your personal air conditioning unit.
So what foods are alkaline? Most fruits and vegetables, especially locally grown ones. Subtropical produce can take the heat as it grows yet cool you down as you eat it. You don’t have to remember (or pronounce) ayurveda, or even alkaline, just think mild, sweet-tart and bitter.Mild:
In honor of World Cup, enjoy collards the Brazilian way, shredded and tossed with lemon. Known as couve a mineira, it’s served throughout Brazil, with a variation or two, but always simple and vibrant.
We’ve yet to find the vegetable or fruit that guarantees your team World Cup victory, but we can connect you to produce that’ll help you beat the heat. How cool is that?