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How to Beat the Heat

on February 7, 2015

One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Past 100

We here in Chicago have been suffering along with much of the nation under the influence of the latest heat wave.

I personally prefer extreme cold to extreme heat, because you can always add layers and go out, but with heat, no matter how much you take off, you are still uncomfortable once you are outside.

I cruised the web and wanted to share some of the suggestions of others in the same situation.

Our friends overseas at the Daily Mail offered some very down to earth ones, including: “Eat small meals and eat more often. The larger the meal, the more metabolic heat your body creates breaking down the food. Avoid foods that are high in protein, which increase metabolic heat.” A similar concept came up in our blog item The Brain is an Oxygen Burner explaining why we often feel sluggish after eating a big meal because…

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