How To Control Your Body Temperature

Body temperature is an under-utilized, yet vital, biomarker.

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Body temperature is an under-utilised, yet vital, biomarker that can reveal deep insights into your current state of metabolism, immune function, fitness, hydration and ability to endure environmental stressors.

Productivity decline

Even a small rise in body temperature can cause symptoms that affect our energy, productivity and mood.


Heat stress might cause stomach irritations and even muscle cramps. In addition a raise in your body temperature can cause mood swings.


Our body is primed to sleep at a room temperature of 60 - 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Not letting our body to cool down can cause sleeplessness which can cause fatigue, loss of concentration and energy.

Here are some healthy habits you can implement to keep an optimal body temperature.

Coconut water

Coconut water contains natural electrolytes which boost your metabolism, control the balance of fluids in your body and keep you hydrated. This in turn helps regulate and maintain an optimal body temperature.

Avoid Spicy Foods

Spicy foods contribute to a raise in body temperature. In addition, protein rich foods such as meats, nuts, eggs are a storehouse of heat inducing agents.


Mint, honey and milk have a perennial cooling effect.  Foods that are rich in Vitamin C and with a high water content work wonders as they can boost blood flow and metabolism. These include:

  • broccoli
  • brussels sprouts
  • potatoes
  • oranges
  • cucumbers
  • zucchini


Wearing loose clothes helps the body release moisture and breath freely. Wearing linen or cotton reduce the heat of your body naturally.


Drinking cold water helps with fluid control and regulation in our body helping it cool down and stay hydrated.

Bonus: Cold water showers. The not only reduce body temperature and stress. Having a cold shower can also boost energy and metabolism.

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