Blozzom.in Team

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Though soft drinks are tempting when you thirst gets the better of you during the hot days, they are not the best choices for you as well as for your children due to the many adversary health affects that they can cause. Live Lighter Investigation established that many store-bought frappes, smoothies and shakes during summer had extremely high sugar-content and contained more kilojoules than a Big Mac from MacDonald’s.

You and your family need exciting and tempting options in summer drinks to keep you energized and going. Beat the heat this summer with some super cool summer drinks to keep you energized.

  • Water

The best option during summer is to drink water to quench your thirst. Water plays a very important role in keeping the body cool and is the best energy providing drink during summer. With high levels of humidity and sweat not being able to evaporate, the body heat is also not released efficiently. So, it is crucial to drink water and keep the body hydrated. Drinking water, even if not thirsty, is very essential in summer.

  • Coconut water

Coconut is easily available during summer, and drinking coconut water is one of the best and healthiest ways of beating the heat. It combines both good health as well as good taste. Coconut water has the ability to maintain the level of moisture of the body and is also beneficial for the skin.

  • Spiced Lemonade

The cool, refreshing, energized effects that a glass of simple lemonade can have on a hot summer day are well known. Nimbu pani or lemonade carries with it the goodness of sugar and lemon to beat heat and is the cheapest and one of the most used summer drinks. You can add flavor to it and drink spiced lemonade, which has an Indian twist and is a good way of revitalizing the tired body. The ingredients of this drink are lemon, sugar, chilled water, jaljira powder and lemon slices. To enhance the cooling effect, chilled water can be replaced with crushed ice. This drink is a health beneficial drink. Lemon is popular for its health benefits with its rich content of vitamin C and antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidant properties.

  • Raw Mango Drink

Also known as Aam Panna, this cool refreshing drink is a mixture of green mangoes, chilled water, sugar, ground pepper, black rock salt, roasted and ground seeds of cumin and crushed ice. This drink is also rich in Vitamin C, which boosts the immune system. This health beneficial drink fights acidity and also helps in the digestion of food, thereby helping to keep the stomach cool.

  • Thandai

The perfect drink with many benefits, Thandai is made with condensed milk, watermelon seeds, Pumpkin seeds, almonds, cardamom powder mixed with gulab jal or rose water, rose petals and crushed ice. The ingredients are loaded with health benefits – milk, as we all know, is a nutritious drink and a rich source of calcium with cold milk having cooling affects on our body; watermelon seeds are one of the best sources of protein, iron and energy; almonds are rich sources of both vitamin E as well as the healthy fats (EFA); and rose petals are wonderful for digestion. So drink thandai and enjoy the coolness that it brings to you.

  • Watermelon Juice

This refreshing juice, rich in vitamin C, can immediately cool the body. The juice can be flavored with mint or rose petals or even with fruits such as oranges and pomegranate. Watermelon cubes can be combined with lemon juice, mint, sugar, rock salt and crushed ice to make a refreshing drink for summer. Watermelon also contains other essential nutrients like Vitamin A and Vitamin B6.

Summer heat can result in the body getting affected with diseases ranging from heat cramps to exhaustion and sometimes even heat stroke. So keep the heat at bay, nourish your body with refreshing summer drinks. To know more about how to beat the summer heat click here.