Advice on How to Reduce Body Heat with Fruits and Home Remedies

Excessive body heat may result in generalized weakness and lethargy in an individual. Reducing body heat becomes crucial when the environmental temperature is high. Sweating is a natural process to reduce body heat; however your diet and food play a crucial role in controlling body temperature.

Fruits to Reduce Body Heat

There are certain fruits that can help reduce body temperature and also aid in balancing of the internal environment of the body.

  • Fresh fruits juices are very beneficial in reducing body heat. Orange and Grape fruit juice is considered beneficial in maintaining an average body temperature
  • Excessive heat may result in excessive sweating which in turn may result in electrolyte imbalance and hence consuming fruits that help restore electrolyte balance is crucial in maintain ideal body temperature. Banana is rich in potassium and helps restore electrolyte balance in the body. Other fruits that help to maintain electrolyte balance include lemon, pineapple, jackfruit and watermelon.

Foods that Reduce Body Heat

Excessive body heat can result in dehydration, as sweating is the natural process of controlling body heat. Hence remaining adequately hydrated is crucial to prevent tiredness and lethargy which may be attributed to body heat and dehydration.

A minimum intake of three liters of water is crucial to suffice for the body’s demand.

  • Avoid intake of alcohol and caffeine. These foods may result in dehydration and in turn result in increase in the body temperature
  • Salty, sour and pungent foods can also result in dehydration and should be avoided, especially during hot seasons.
  • Increase the intake of dairy products like buttermilk and yogurt.  These foods tend to aid in cooling the body internally.
  • Nuts need to be avoided. Nuts are highly acidic and result in generation of heat in the body. Avoid meat and restrict your diet to purely vegetarian to reduce body temperature.
  • Barley has a cooling effect on the body and should be included in your daily diet.
  • Spicy foods including pepper, cardamom, etc should also be avoided. These foods tend to increase the basal metabolic rate of the body and increase the production of body heat.
  • Honey is considered to have a cooling effect on the body. Add a spoon of honey to a glass of cold milk and consume twice a day.

Ease Body Heat with Home Remedies

Here are some simple home remedies and tips to reduce body heat, especially during summer,

  • Add a pinch of salt, a teaspoon of sugar and few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice to a glass of water and drink about four to five glasses a day. This drink supplies essential electrolytes to the body that are lost through perspiration, in hot weather. Further studies have shown that Vitamin C can help reduce body temperature and lemon is packed with Vitamin C.Local application of sandalwood paste can help reduce body temperature. Apply sandalwood paste on the forehead, chest or back. This will help your body cool faster and reduce perspiration. Mixing rosewater with sandalwood paste can be even more beneficial.

9 thoughts on “Advice on How to Reduce Body Heat with Fruits and Home Remedies

  • March 12, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Next month I am visiting to Middle East countries. Can you suggest what I should do to prevent body heat?

    • March 12, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      As the temperature is high in Middle East countries the most important thing is to remain well hydrated. Drink enough water and fluids. Eat fruits and vegetables which have high water content. Watermelon, oranges, lemon juice etc are known to replenish depleted fluids in the body. Restrict the intake of caffeine containing products as well as alcohol.

  • March 15, 2012 at 11:49 am

    My face is too oily, which is the best and natural way to stop or reduce it?

  • March 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I always feel my body is hot. But the thermometer shows normal body temperature. My lips become dry after every few minutes. What should I do?

    • April 11, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      Drink enough water to keep your body well hydrated. Buttermilk is valuable in reducing body heat. Drink it daily after your meals. Avoid alcohol, cigarette smoking and excess of tea and coffee. Drink lemon juice once in a day. Watermelon is also effective in reducing body heat during hot summer months.

  • March 22, 2013 at 1:50 am

    My face is oily and I have lot of pimples on my face. They are more during hot season. What are the best tips to reduce body heat and pimples?

    • March 22, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      • You have to drink enough water and fluids to reduce your body heat.
      • Stay cool; eat less spicy food during hot weather.
      • Avoid tea and coffee during summer.
      • Wear cotton clothes which allow free air movement and keep the body cool.
      Wash your face often to prevent perspiration and oiliness.
      Apply sandalwood paste prepared by mixing sandalwood powder and rose water.

  • August 17, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Whenever I sweat even a drop, my body begins to itch. There is stinging sensation which makes me uncomfortable. I am perfect if I do not sweat.

    • August 19, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      In some people sweating may irritate the nerve ending on the skin. This usually happens in people who are hypersensitive to sweat and the substances present in sweat. The best way to deal with your problem is prevent sweating. Stay cool and remain in places that are not overcrowded. Select places that are air-conditioned.


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