Refreshing drinks to beat out the summer heat
It’s very important to take enough water and stay hydrated in the summer. Because water is responsible for a lot of processes in our body and our body is composed of 60% water.
So, it’s very important to maintain proper water levels even in hot temperatures.
Along with water, some nutrients will also be lost from our bodies as a result of precipitation in summer.
So, in this, we list various summer drinks which can keep you hydrated as well as provide you with different nutrients.
It is the most common and one of the favorite drinks for people in India.
It not only provides you with hydration but is also very good for the gut. Buttermilk is full of probiotic bacteria which helps in better gut health.
Probiotic bacteria are a type of bacteria that is present in your stomach and it helps in the digestion of your food.
You can prepare it by mixing some water with curd and by adding a pinch of salt. You can consume it like this or, you can also add spices to it if you want to add more taste to it.
You can make it more interesting by adding some chili pieces, coriander, curry leaves, ginger, etc.
You can also add a pinch of pepper powder to the top if you want to and you skip chili if you don’t want more spice.
Keep it aside for at least 15 minutes to let the items mix properly and give good flavors.
It is a delicious drink made from raw mangoes. It can cool down your body and also have many nutrients in it. So, it’s very good for your health.
To make this take a raw mango and boil it until it gets soft. Squeeze the pulp out of it after softening. Now add enough water to it and cumin powder and mint leave to add more flavor.
This is famous in Maharashtra. So, it not only gives hydration but also keeps you energetic throughout the day.
Sattu sharbat is made from sattu flour. It helps you to keep hydrated even on the sunniest days.
It is a favorite drink in Bihar. Its specialty is it not only provides you hydration but also has protein in it. So, it can act as a protein drink too.
All you have to do is to add some water and sugar or jaggery to the sattu powder. Your sattu sharbat is ready to consume.
Coconut water can provide you with instant hydration. It contains many electrolytes, so it can instantly provide you with energy and freshness.
You can go to the nearest coconut water counter and have it. One glass of chilled coconut water can be the best go-to drink.
The name jaljeera itself says that it is made of jeera and water.
Cumin seeds (jeera) are roasted and made into coarse powder. This is added to water.
One glass of chilled jaljeera is excellent to bring down your body heat and also good for your gut if you have digestive problems.
Lassi is a drink famous and originated in Punjab. It is also a drink made out of the curd. So, it is also good for your gut.
It is prepared by adding some water and sugar to the curd. Keep it in the refrigerator and serve cold.
Sugar cane juice
Sugar cane juice is known to have a lot of nutrients and provides instant energy. It is also recommended to drink a glass of sugarcane juice after a workout because of its rejuvenating properties.
Sugarcane has a variety of nutrients like potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, calcium, and many amino acids.
It helps you in beating out the summer heat by cooling your body and also provides energy for the day.
Barley water has numerous benefits. It provides us with many essential nutrients like potassium, copper, magnesium, selenium, Vitamin-B, etc.
It is especially rich in fiber and promotes digestive health.
To make Barley water, boil Barley seeds in water and add some salt or lemon according to your taste.
Let it cool down to room temperature or you may refrigerate and can have it.
Lemonade or lemon juice is also the most famous summer drink throughout India.
Its major proportion is water. So, it gives good hydration. Lemon also is a good source of vitamin C. Hence helps you in keeping you fresh for longer periods.
All you have to do is to squeeze half a lemon in a glass of water and add honey or sugar according to your choice. You can also add mint leaves and a pinch of salt to give it more flavor.
Watermelon is a favorite fruit for many people during the summers. It’s full of water and helps in quenching your thirst.
Watermelon is also a good source of Vitamin C, A, copper, and Vitamin B5.
You can make a juice out of it and have it as it is. Or, you can add some honey or sugar according to the sweetness of the watermelon.
All the above-mentioned drinks can help you to beat out the summer heat.
But, water is the most effective coolant and helps you to hydrate. So make sure you consume at least 8 glasses of water.