Natural remedies to help you combat the heat

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Weekly BUZZ | 0 comments

Natural remedies to help you combat the heat

The Kwazulu-Natal South Coast Summer heat can be relentless so here are a few of our natural remedies to help you combat the heat.

1) Order one of our many refreshing cocktails.

2) If that doesn’t work, get a little extra fuel from our home made Pizzas.

3) Wash it down with a selection of our on tap local beers.

4) OR add a little crushed ice into the mix for a sure fix with our Slush Tails!

5) If all else fails, you can always distract yourself with a live sports game on our big screens…

As we enter into the dog days of summer, it’s easy to keep cool with specific foods and herbs under our belt. We believe that when the body is comfortable, healthy and at ease, the delights of summer are far more enjoyable.

So if you’re still battling the heat after all our tried and tested ways to remedy the summer weather woes, read on for a list of natural foods and drinks to cool you down and keep you hydrated.
During the summer months, it is important to choose fare that is light, easily digested and hydrating. Bitter flavors generally have a cooling effect on the system.

Greens like dandelion, endive, escarole and watercress are good choices. For ease of digestion and hydration, select foods like melon, lemon, cucumber, tomato, mango and peach. Fresh herbs such as parsley, cilantro and basil are beneficial as well. Potassium-rich foods are helpful to avoid heatstroke. Focus on coconut water, banana, potato and cantaloupe.

Steer clear of digestive intensive foods like dairy, bread and dark meats – fish and chicken are better options. Food choices are not the only method to keep the body comfortable. Herbs are also a top notch remedy for maintaining a balanced and unruffled system.

Refresh with herbs:

It’s no wonder various cultures around the world use specific herbs to diminish the effect of blazing temperatures. Through experience and intuition they recognized the cooling properties of certain plants. Lemongrass infused cuisine in Southeast Asia or mint tea enjoyed in Middle Eastern countries are just a few examples. In Food and Herbs to Keep You Cool in the Summer, author Brigitte Mars offers the following recommendations:

Hawthorn leaf flower supports digestion and fortifies the heart.

Yellow chrysanthemum cools the body without hindering digestion.

Lemongrass and lemon balm dilate the pores so heat can be released.

Red clover encourages circulation and keeps the body cool.

Spearmint and peppermint both reduce body temperature.

Raspberry leaf and strawberry leaf assist in replenishing minerals lost through perspiration.

Hibiscus is a refreshingly tart tea that is rich in vitamin C.

If you enjoy spending time with friends and family in the sun you will love our sundeck because The Cock & Tail Café is the place to be. We offer good food, ice cold drinks and an incredible atmosphere!

For more information on our mouthwatering meals and unbelievable cocktails, contact us (039) 312-2383 |

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