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8 Hydrating Summer Foods to Help Ward Off Heat Stroke

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Welcome to summer and days so hot that your body can quickly overheat, your basic organs unable to function. Regardless of if you’re a trained athlete or a twice-weekly walker,  heat stroke can quickly occur if the body lacks hydration and is unable to cool itself down through perspiration.

Luckily, along with plenty of water on hot, humid days, the following eight hydrating foods can prevent heat stroke…

1. Mint

Mint is so often associated with cool. Mint in tall, cold drinks. Mint as a refreshing ice cream flavor. This herb’s cool, hydrating reputation is all thanks to a compound known as menthol.

Research from theConversation.com explains that it’s the menthol that triggers the TRPM8 protein receptor in our brains into associating mint with a cool sensation. So don’t fight the cool factor of mint, put this natural herb in your iced tea, salads, and ice cream come summer.

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