The thermometer does not loosen. Much of the country registers high temperatures, which is why the National Meteorological Service (SMN) renewed a series of alerts for extreme heat. Part of Buenos Aires, San Luis, La Pampa, Mendoza, Neuquén and Río Negro are under red alert, with maximum temperatures that can reach 38 degrees.
Several provinces are preparing for days of extreme heat. NA
In addition to the recommendation to seek shade and avoid going outside during the hottest hours of the day, there is the importance of being adequately hydrated and drinking water, even without feeling thirsty.
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Meals should be light and low in fat. In fact, the body's internal temperature can rise up to 2 degrees an hour after incorporating abundant lipids or complex proteins.
The six foods that help regulate our temperature
Orange: in hot times, they are highly recommended, not only because it is a fruit that contains a lot of water (juice and pulp) but also provides the body with vitamins necessary to mitigate the effects of high temperatures. But, in the cold season it is also key to calming the symptoms of colds and flu. For the Spanish Nutrition Foundation (FEN), the best way to take advantage of its properties is not in juice, but whole. It is rich in vitamin C, which is involved in the formation of collagen, bones and teeth, red blood cells and promotes the absorption of iron from food and resistance to infections. Cucumber: It is the vegetable with the highest amount of water: 97% . It also has, FEN highlights, very low calorie content due to its few carbohydrates. It provides folates, thiamine and niacin in small quantities, and in a higher form vitamin C. Above the rest of the nutrients, b-sitosterol stands out, which is found naturally in vegetables and fulfills the function of maintaining the structure and functioning of cell membranes.Lettuce: With 95% water, lettuce is called to be the perfect ally of the heat wave, helping to regulate body heat and hydrating us, being a refreshing salad base. It has a diuretic effect, helps eliminate fluids, and contains FEN, which is a source of vitamin C and folates. It contains flavonoids, especially quercetin, among other substances that participate in important biological functions. Watermelon: It is one of the typical summer fruits and has the highest water content (93%), which is why its caloric value is very low: barely 30 calories. per 100 grams; so it provides a large amount of said liquid, quenching the thirst of the people who consume it. It contains some minerals that are more easily lost due to heat, such as potassium, necessary for the transmission and generation of nerve impulses and for normal muscle activity. Tomato: It is one of the great allies against heat as it has 93% of water in its composition. Essential in any self-respecting salad and the main ingredient of gazpacho, the Spanish Nutrition Foundation (FEN) points out that its composition highlights vitamin A in the form of carotenoids provitamin A and vitamin C. In fact, one serving covers 61% of the recommended intakes for the population. Melon: Its low calorie and sugar content, as well as its high amount of water, makes it a recommended fruit for children, adults and even people with diabetes. It has antioxidant characteristics, providing vitamin A that helps prevent dryness in the mucous membranes and skin; It also prevents spots on the skin thanks to the elimination of toxins, since many of the spots are due to the manifestation of toxins found within our body. Furthermore, its high potassium content (and low sodium) enhances its diuretic action and promotes the elimination of fluids, contributing to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, edema, hyperuricemia and gout.