It is sticky and hot! The way that we can combat this heat is eating lighter, which will keep us more energized and more tolerant of the elements. This time of year also means less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the food and flavors that the season offers. High-water foods will not only keep you cooler, but they will boost your memory and help you cope better with stress. Watermelons, cantaloupe, plums, cherries, blackberries, nectarines, strawberries and peaches are all in the season. You also have a plethora of vegetables to choose from like corn, peppers, beets, tomatoes and cucumbers. As temperatures rise, it is important to also limit certain foods during those blistering days. This includes cutting back on eating fried food, bread, pasta and warming spices like hot pepper, cinnamon, paprika and ginger. When the temperature outside is driving you mad, cool down by eating lighter with these 5 tips.