With heat and sweat, Summer brings some refreshing foods and drinks.
Be it the different variety of fresh fruits or the quintessential lassi, people in India are definitely spoilt for choice when it comes to enjoying summer foods.
Nevertheless, it should be noted that the hot and humid season can also take a toll on your health if you are not careful.
Among the host of ailments that can strike this time of the year is dehydration, a condition where water content in the body reduces to an alarming level. While the ailment is treatable, it is advisable to take precautions, especially during the heat wave.
Here Is A List For You:
Buttermilk: Another refreshing drink, buttermilk or chhachh is a popular beverage known for lowering body temperature during extremely hot weather, thus helping people keep cool. It is extremely effective in alleviating dehydration, and is one of few food sources rich in calcium without any fat content.
Sattu: Native to the Indian subcontinent, sattu is a staple food in Bihar. It is typically made from a combination of ground grains such as Bengal gram or barley. As a drink, sattu is known to cool down the body during hot days, and is very nutritious. Furthermore, it is easy to digest and is rich in roughage, making it the ideal drink to have on a warm summer afternoon.
Coconut water: Coconut water is extremely nutritious and refreshing, and is a popular summer drink in India, especially in the more tropical regions. The natural beverage is packed with electrolytes, essential minerals, and simple sugars, all necessary nutrients that can keep de hydration at bay during the hot months.
Green Tea: Green tea is considered one of the healthiest superfoods in the world. The unique beverage possesses several health benefits that can keep you fit throughout the summer. It is rich in antioxidants, reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases, improves metabolism, keeps the body hydrated, and boosts immunity.
Blueberries: Another popular superfood, blueberries have been scientifically proven to prevent various serious diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s. The delicious summer berry is full of antioxidants, is high in fibre, and low in sugar. It is also rich in vitamin A, copper, zinc, and iron, all vital nutrients that can raise your haemoglobin level as well as oxygen, and thereby, increase your immunity.
As the temperatures continue to soar in India, it is advisable to eat and drink right to keep yourself hydrated and healthy this summer.