It’s summertime. Most of us feel dehydrated and low on energy in summer. Our body cannot cool itself. Body heat causes heat cramps, rashes, dizziness and internal organ damage. Our body needs cooling foods that will balance our diet and keep our energy levels stable.
Here are 7 refreshing drinks to enjoy this summer in a tasty way.
ICED GREEN TEA
Green tea is fully packed with antioxidants. It helps to reduce the risk of diabetics, heart diseases, and weight management. Drinking green tea twice a day may reduce certain cancers including Prostate, Lung, and Colorectal cancers. Drinking green tea refreshes the body and boosts the immune system.
Watermelon consists of 92% water and this delicious fruit is rich in antioxidants. It consists of Vitamin A, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C, magnesium and dietary fiber. Seeds of watermelon ha high Potassium content. So it is better to consume watermelon in the form of juice.
Buttermilk is the natural cooling drink for hot summer. It improves digestion, anaemia, lack of appetite and gastrointestinal ailments. It contains 90% of water and helps to maintain the water balance of the body. Fermented buttermilk is nutritive for the body.
Barley water is loaded with essential nutrients. It is rich in fibre, zinc, copper, phosphorous and selenium. It cools your body and prevents gallbladder stones. Barley water is the excellent laxative. To make this drink boil some barley seeds and consume either hot or cold.
Lemon water is the best refreshing drinks. Lemons are easily available inexpensive fruit rich in Vitamin C, Iron, Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorous, and Zinc. Squeeze a lemon in a glass of water and add some sugar or salt. This drink improves digestion and strengthens the immune system.
Cucumber contains water and fibre which are essential for healthy digestion. It helps to keep skin healthy, relieves constipation and kidney problems. The vitamins present in cucumber helps to ease feelings of anxiety and stress.
Coconut water is very popular in India. It is 100% pure and contains amino acids, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, potassium, and sodium. It reduces the risk of kidney stones, hydrates your body and gives you instant energy. As it is high in potassium replaces lost fluids from the body.