It’s just the end of March and the temperature is soaring already in Hyderabad and almost in all other parts of India. Apart from taking care of the tan and your skin externally, remember to keep yourself hydrated internally as well. So, how are you gonna beat the heat this summer? A lot of us, having desk jobs or those who sit in air conditioned rooms often forget to keep the body replenished with lots of fluids for the summer. And as a result we end up having the drinks which contain loads of sugar and preservatives. Hence, I thought of sharing with you some quick, inexpensive and soothing drinks that you can easily prepare or arrange for yourself.
First and foremost, WATER! yes, God has blessed us with this important liquid abundantly. So don’t forget to have whenever you feel dry in your mouth/throat. It is NECESSARY to have plenty of water when living in such hot temperatures, as it regulates a lot of your body functions and keeps you going! Here are some yummy and nutritious drinks to beat the heat this summer:
AAM PANNA TO PREVENT HEAT STROKE
Summer is the season of mangoes and who doesn’t love mangoes? While the ripe and sweet mangoes are hot in nature, the raw ones are absolutely the best to beat the heat! It has numerous benefits:
- It quenches thirst and prevents excessive loss of essential salts and iron from the body due to sweating.
- It helps in curing gastrointestinal disorders.
- It’s a great source of vitamin B1, B2, C and niacin.
- It is believed to increase resistance against tuberculosis, anemia, cholera and dysentery.
Isn’t it a wonder drink? quickly google the recipe and prepare it for yourself and your family!
CHAAS/BUTTERMILK TO REDUCE THE HEAT IN YOUR BODY
Chaas is the easiest drink you could possibly make for yourself and why not! It’s a great coolant and helps in easing out your digestive disorders that are bound to happen during summer. It contains all macro-nutrients and is a complete food in itself. Buttermilk is highly effective against dehydration and is full of electrolytes. It provides calcium without the fat and the enzymes help in controlling stomach acidity. Just add some mint leaves, coriander leaves along with salt and cumin powder and enjoy this yummy drink!
NIMBU PAANI/LEMON JUICE
This is my all time favourite! I love my khatta meetha glass of nimbu paani at any hour of the day and specially when it’s scorching hot. Unless you have a lot of ailments, you can without a doubt have a big glass of lemon juice everyday along with a spoonful of sugar. Yes, you read that right, Sugar is a coolant and will help you to cool down effectively. Nimbu paani is a great mood lifter and here are some of it’s benefits:
- great source of vitamin C
- it’s a great source of fiber which helps in reducing hunger pangs
- keeps you hydrated and nourishes your skin
- reduces stress
- aids in digestion and relieves you from bloating, cramps, burping, heartburn etc.
- cleanses the liver
TENDER COCONUT WATER
Easily available at every corner of the city, this wonder drink is a natural source of a lot of essential vitamins and electrolytes. It’s packed with anti oxidants and rehydrates the body. It is extremely beneficial for your hair and gives a lovely glow to your skin. A perfect drink for an upset stomach! So now you know what to have when you feel uneasy.
CHIA SEEDS SOAKED IN WATER
This is another miraculous drink you must have on a daily basis whether it’s summer or not! They are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants, iron and calcium. Chia/Sabja seeds are a power house of energy and also aid in weight loss. You can add some cucumber, lime & honey and turn it into a detox drink to cleanse your system.
Saunf water/Fennel seeds soaked in water is also and excellent coolant which not only helps in digestion but also reduces bad breath/body odor and acid reflux
How much I love a chilled glass of ganna juice with adrak and nimbu marke! Yes, a freshly made and easily available glass of sugarcane juice is a great option to beat the heat. It is rich in good kind of carbohydrates, protein, iron, potassium and other nutrients that makes it an ideal energy drink. It builds up plasma and body fluids and helps counter dryness and fatique. If you feel dizzy and are having frequent blackouts on your way to work or during the day, then stop by a vendor and have a glass of freshly squeezed Sugarcane juice to rejuvenate your body.
Instead of having your cokes and tetra-packed juices why don’t you try these options? They are 100% effective and have no side-effects! They will help you in cooling your body, easing your digestive disorders and aid you in your weight loss process naturally. Hope you found it useful.
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