As pitta naturally strengthens at the start of the summer months, agni (digestive fire) begins to ebb, leaving you with less of an appetite. While it's tempting to grab a frosty snack or drink on hot days, doing so will squelch agni and further unbalance pitta. Instead, enjoy seasonal foods at room temperature: melons, peaches, cucumbers, celery, coconut water, and mint sun tea with lemon or lime. A quick saute of kale, chard, spinach, collards, or dandelion greens is another way to enjoy cooling summer foods that won't overheat you in or out of the kitchen.
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