Having just waved goodbye to long, summer days filled with sunshine, blue skies, and an endless supply of ice-cream, it’s hard to believe that the next time we’ll receive a healthy dose of Vitamin D will be next summer, right?

With this in mind, it’s no surprise that many families have decided to jet off to sunnier shores this Half Term, in a bid to soak up the last of the Mediterranean sunshine before they have to accept the fact that chunky knits, wellington boots and woolly hats will become their everyday attire for the foreseeable.

If you’re flying off to a sunnier destination this Half Term, you’ve probably checked whether there’ll be air conditioning in the room before booking your hotel, right? In hotter climates, ensuring that your accommodation has an air conditioning system is super important if you want to stay cool and comfortable.

But there are also lots of other ways that you can keep cool if you’re planning a sunshine getaway this Half Term. Check out these foods that can help to keep you cool and hydrated…

Berries

A delicious summer treat, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and cranberries are perfect for generating cold energy in the body when the temperature rises outside.
So, whether you’re lounging by the pool or soaking up the rays on a white sandy beach, don’t forget to pack some mouth-watering berries in your cooling bag!

Coconut

The ultimate taste of summertime, coconut has a number of health benefits as well as a whole host of cooling properties.

Readily available in the majority of countries around the world, there are plenty of recipes that incorporate this summertime staple.

Bananas

When the sun’s shining, many of us steer clear of hot and heavy foods. Instead, we opt for easy to eat, healthy treats such as bananas.

Bananas are a great option when it comes to clearing intestinal heat by eliminating heat and adding moisture.

Melon

There’s nothing better than tucking into a refreshing melon when the sun’s shining, right?
Abundant during the summer months, melons are a delicious, low calorie fruit that contains high water levels (95%). This means that this healthy, summer treat is perfect for keeping your body cool and hydrated.

Romaine Lettuce

With its slightly bitter flavour, Romaine Lettuce reduces heat signs, whilst helping to nourish the liver.

Team with your favourite ingredients to create the ultimate summertime salad.