Beating the heat is the biggest problem in the hot summer in all the regions of our state. With the decimation of forests, even the Malnad region has become intolerable during the summer time. In the past, the summers were not as unbearable as they are today; this is because there were lots of trees everywhere then. The trees were making the entire environment cool and sitting below the trees for a few minutes helped a lot to beat the heat. But now even the trees seem to be blowing hot air!
Sunstroke is the most familiar problem faced by the people during the summer season. To beat this problem, one needs to take care not to expose themselves to the hot sun directly. The unbearable heat of the sun undoubtedly scorches the skin and brings along with it many other problems including the sunstroke. To beat the heat, drink lots of water, especially if the water in the mud pot is much better as it is cool compared to the water stored in steel or any other metal container. Besides that, eating cool fruits like watermelon, Sapota, and vegetables like cucumber etc will help a lot. Drinking buttermilk, fruit juices, tender coconut etc will help a lot to beat the heat.