Thailand’s Health Ministry Promotes Fruits and Vegetables to Stave off Dehydration from Heat

Local residents sell their fresh organic produce at a Friday market in Chiang Rai which attracts many customers.

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health is promoting the consumption of fruits and vegetables to help in coping with high temperatures during hot season in Thailand.

Permanent Secretary for Public Health Dr. Sophon Mekthon explained that the high heat during this period may cause fatigue, which can be counteracted by the consumption of nutritious food such as fruits and vegetables. He added foods such as cucumbers, watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes, berries and spinach can help to stave off dehydration and have a cooling effect.

The permanent secretary noted that citizens should choose easy to digest foods and foods that have naturally high water content while also making sure to drink 8-10 glasses of water a day.

He urged everyone to avoid fatty foods and animal meat as they require high amounts of energy to digest. The ministry is…

Original published: 20 March 2017 11:08 am Read the full Bangkok News here

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