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Old 10-13-2006, 11:15 AM   #1
Steve Solano
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Default Hot weather and food

Regarding the recent heat wave, what types of foods should be eaten to help with hydration and prevent heat exhaustion.

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Old 10-13-2006, 11:31 AM   #2
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As a baseline plenty of fruits and veggies as they provide water and electrolytes. Something a little higher end would be ramping up the intake of capsicum containing foods like hot peppers and paprika. Capsicum has a direct effect on the hypothalamus that decreases body temperature, thus easing the challenge of high temperatures a bit. This is perhaps why hot foods are so popular in warm climate areas. Carne Asada anyone?
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