Whenever we come to home from outside in a scorching summer heat, we look to drink something cool. In such a situation, many times people get ill, as it is advised not to drink anything cold after coming from a heat. Drinking anything cold right away can be injurious to health. Summer season is such a season when everyone’s heart wants to drink any cold drink. In the summer outside, our body starts dehydrating, which can be due to drinking less water. That is why it is very important to know when and for how much time it is necessary to hydrate our body. There are many options that can help you do this.
Apart from being healthy, it is full of medicinal properties. Instead of drinking any converted drinks, you can get rid of the heat outside if you prepare and pack these drinks. The drinks available in the market are high in sugar and calories and are low in nutrients.
Whenever you go out in the summer, always prefer to find healthy alternatives to drinks. Keep drinking water once in a while, keep fruits and water-rich vegetables in the bag like cucumber, lemon and citrus fruits etc. Curd is also a very good option in the summer season. All these things will prove to be very helpful in digestion by keeping your system cool.
Guava Green Tea:
Guava Green Tea is one such summer drink that not only gives instant coolness to the body, but also provides energy. Shikha says that to make it, add equal quantity of guava juice and green tea, add lemon and 1/2 teaspoon roasted ground cumin powder and serve it garnished with ice. This drink also controls body weight.
To make this drink, take 3 peeled kiwis with stevia and add the juice of 2 lemons and 1 cup of water and add ice cubes on top of this drink and add 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder. This drink is also helpful in weight control along with providing coolness to the body.
Iced tea is also the best drink to cool down the body. To make this, mix 6 black tea bags with 1/2 teaspoon ginger in 4 cups of water, remove the tea bags and ginger and mix the drink with 1/4 cup of honey. Add ice cubes on top and serve.
Watermelon and coconut both provide coolness to the body in summer, as well as the high water content in them also keeps the body hydrated. To make this drink, blend 2 cups of watermelon and mix it with the juice of 1 lemon and 1 cup of coconut water, add 1/4 tsp of green cardamom powder and serve and enjoy. This drink helps in reducing weight along with giving instant energy to the body.
Ginger shandy is the best way to cool down the body. To make it, mix 2 teaspoons of ginger juice in a glass of cold water and serve by pouring ice cubes on top.
Cucumber provides coolness in the summer season and also reduces the effect of heat stroke. You must include cucumber water in your regular summer diet. To make this, put 1 sliced lemon and 1/2 slices of cucumber sliced in 1 glass of ice water and add 1 teaspoon roasted ground cumin powder and a pinch of black pepper to this water. This drink gives instant energy to the body and helps in controlling your weight.
One of the most popular summer drinks is Jaljeera. Jaljeera is prepared in many ways, but Jaljeera made from lemon and mint leaves helps in getting rid of many stomach problems. To make this, mix black salt, 1/2 lemon juice and 1 teaspoon mint leaves juice in a glass of water and add 1/2 teaspoon roasted ground cumin and mix it well. Add ice cubes to this drink and enjoy it. This drink relieves many stomach problems.