Temperatures are soaring; the heat is getting almost unbearable. No one even wants to step out of their air-conditioned cars and homes/offices. What’s worse about the summer here in Dubai, if you don’t continuously hydrate yourself you can be in deep trouble. It’s not uncommon to hear of people in Dubai suffer from Heatstroke’s, which we all know isn’t a good thing.
Sarah Summer Special Tip ALERT!
It is so important to hydrate yourself in the summer ESPECIALLY in the Dubai summers which is not at all forgiving. Most importantly, as much as we need to feel cool on the outside, you need to cool the insides of your body down as well with naturally cooling foods. One of the easiest ways to do that is by drinking water/fresh juice with bloomed basil seeds mixed in it. Basil seeds, also known as subja or tukmariya locally, are an excellent body cooler and they can also aid in digestion and relieve constipation. You can find these in your local Asian shops, and for us Dubai folks, it’s found in almost very big supermarket. My fellow Indians will know subja/basil seeds as the “small jelly like small seeds” in falooda. Ring a bell??