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The Best (And Worst) Foods To Eat In A Heatwave

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To regulate your temperature, keep you hydrated and finally get a good nights sleep...

What lengths did you go to to cool down before bed on those fateful days of unbearable heat last week? Bed sheets in the freezer? Wet towel as a duvet? Ice bath before bed? Well, get ready to try it all again as the heat is set to return this weekend. While there are plenty of strange, short-term fixes to cooling down during the heat, one of the best things you can do to regulate your temperature is alter your diet.

In fact, just this morning it was revealed that eggs are surprisingly great to eat for dinner during a heat wave, in order to help you sleep through those boiling, hallucinogenic dreams. Dietitian Sharon Natoli spoke to the Daily Mail Australia, saying ‘Something as simple as eating eggs at dinnertime can be a natural sedative as egg whites help the body prepare for bedtime by producing melatonin – which brings on that sleepy feeling.’

With that in mind, we’ve decided to do some digging and find out exactly what we should and shouldn’t be eating to stay cool during this heatwave. Because, if we need anything back from winter, it’s the ability to sleep through the night without waking up in hot sweats...

Food you should be eating to stay cool...

Foods you should avoid eating to stay cool...