Come summers, temperatures begin to soar high leaving everyone feeling fatigued, sweaty and messed up. Staying hydrated is the most important factor to keep going in this sweltering heat and maintain good health. Your body tends to lose water at a faster pace due to excessive sweating. While water is the utmost important drink to quench thirst, you can try other summery beverages that not only satisfy your thirst but also keep your body cool. As we welcome summers, let us refresh and replenish our body with some of the best summer beverages in order to beat the heat. We suggest a bunch of summer drinks that you must not miss out on.
Jaljeera is made using jeera and water. The cumin seeds or jeera is roasted and made into coarse powder and mixed in water. This solution is best for people dealing with digestion problems, especially during summers. Gulp down a chilled glass of jaljeera and endure summers like never before.
2. Coconut water
Refresh yourself with coconut water, instead of grabbing colas.Coconut water is a natural coolant and contains bountiful nutrients, which can help you fight the summer heat and reduce body heat.
3. Buttermilk or chhaas
Chhaas or buttermilk is another digestive and soothing drink for the summer months. Usually had after meals, it is made using curd, water and spices like pepper, salt, ginger, jeera, etc. The reason it is extremely good for summers is because it fights dehydration. It also helps soothe your stomach after eating anything too spicy.
Nimbupani, or Indian lemonade, is the go-to option for an instant dose of energy without the baggage of caffeine. Usually made with a dose of masala—including cumin, chat masala, and salt—and mint, nimbupani from street stalls is among the most delicious pick-me-ups that you can find during summer.
5. Sparkling or detox water
Sparkling or detox water is the new, innovative and really smart way to detox on a daily basis. All of us know the importance of water and the need to drink enough water cannot be emphasized enough. It is a great way to stay hydrated, lose weight and complete your daily quota of water.
6. Fruit smoothies
Blend your favorite fruits with cold milk or yoghurt, and add ice cubes to enjoy the delicious flavor of fruit and replenish yourself.
7. Mango milkshake/lassi
Mango isn’t called the king of fruits without a reason. It has several health benefits such as increasing one’s immunity, controlling blood pressure, preventing anemia and many more. When mixed with milk or curd, you can make it even more nutritious. Both make for a yummy summer drink and are quite popular amongst kids. These ingredients are good sources of protein and can be had as a post-workout drink.