Not ready for the Valley's staggering heat? Stay prepared, at least with what you eat!
Michelle Dudash, dietitian and author of "Clean Eating for Busy Families", says its simple as long as you remember to chow down on foods and drinks with high water content. Another winning food feature? Snacks that help our bodies block out the sun's rays.
Check out Dudash's top picks and worst offenders in the hot weather:
1. Hydrating beverages (in addition to plain water)
2. Foods with high water content (aim for red-pigmented fruits and vegetables, which contain lycopene)
3. Other nutritious foods that contain electrolytes
4. Foods that help the body block harmful sun rays
1. Alcohol (diuretic)
3. Spicy foods (some studies show capsaicin causes a short-term rise in body temperature)
4. High-fat, high-protein foods (takes more energy for the body to digest, lay off high-protein diets during extreme heat)