#484 Time to cool the Mind and the Body with Ever an Angel for Sneak Peek

When things heat up outside, the key to perfect health is to find ways to cool down – mentally, emotionally and physically. 
This affects everything we do including what we eat, when we exercise, and how we relax.

Here are six tips to keep you cool:

1. Avoid foods that heat you up 
When the body is already hot the last thing you need is to rev it up with spicy food. Go easy on the curries, chillies, hot peppers and salsas. Sour foods like yogurt, cheese and sour cream can add too much heat. Limit excessively salty foods – they will leave you dehydrated and aggravate your skin.

2. Favour foods that cool you down 
Sweet, bitter, astringent foods are the ones to go for. Good examples are sweet, ripe fruits like avocados, cherries, plums, grapes, pineapples, peaches and mangoes are perfect. Cilantro and mint are excellent and a little cinnamon is fine. Asparagus, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, zucchini and green beans are all good as well.

3. Avoid ice cold drinks
 “What – no ice in my drink?? Isn't that the ultimate balance for all the heat?” Actually, no. While we need to keep cool, it is even more important to keep your digestion strong.  Your digestive system is like a fire that is responsible for converting food into energy. When the flames of your digestive fire are burning in a balanced way, you are able to assimilate all the good bits you need from your food whilst eliminating the not-so-good bits. However when you drink that iced-water with lunch, you are effectively putting out the flames of your digestive fire. So lay off the ice and go for room temperature. It will be assimilated into your body much faster and you will feel re hydrated more quickly.

4. Eat at the right time
 An important part of balancing your body and keeping cool is to eat your main meal in the middle of the day when your digestive fire is strongest. However, in the summer this may not be possible at work, so therefore have a light meal at lunch -salads, protein, and fruit after.

5. Exercise with a splash
 If you are working out, do it at the time of the day when nature is most cool. Early morning is best. Second best is early evening. Light exercise is recommended such as yoga, tai chi, walking and best of all, swimming especially when it is a hot night.

6. Turn down the temperature of the mind
 As is the mind, so is the body. The most powerful way to settle down the mind is to build in some regular time for what I call "Me Time"  each day. Even 1/2 hr at work is enough. However there are many other ways to turn down the dial on that busy, frazzled mind. Listen to some beautiful music, take a walk in nature or practice some conscious breathing to soothe your soul.

Wearing the beautiful new outfit from Sneak Peek from Ever an Angel, I bring to you our destination for today: - 

Destinations: -  SneakPeek

Outfit:- Ever an Angel Paint 2015 Nautical Nostalgia (New) @ Sneak Peek
Waist Chain: - Reverie Body Waist Chain (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Hair: - Tableau Vivant - Leste
Retro Sunglasses:- Zaara Goa Party Retro Sunglasses
Potted Plant: - Aria Signe Potted Plant
Pots with Watering Can: - 2279 Pots with Watering Can
Necklace: - Cae Balance Necklace
Houseboat: - Dust Bunny Daisy Houseboat  - (Rare)
Pier: - Dust Bunny Daisy Pier - (Rare)

Pose: - An Lar - The Evenflow Series Pose

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