5 refreshing sharbats to deal with rising temperatures and their health benefits

Is the summer heat holding you back from having fun and doing various activities? Don't worry, we've got your back.

Published on Jun 29, 2022 12:25 PM IST 6 Photos

It is very important to stay hydrated during the summers to avoid various health problems but drinking just water throughout the day can get boring and this might reduce your water intake. If you have kids in the house, it gets hard to keep reminding them to stay hydrated. During such times, sharbats can become your best friends. There are various types of sharbats with several health benefits. Here are a few magical sharbats that will not only keep you hydrated but also provide several health benefits.(Unsplash)

Bel Sharbat: Bel has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties that help with digestion and may control gastric ulcers. It is very easy to make and needs just one ingredient which is sugar or jaggery.(Instagram/@amar_pakghor)

Mint Gur Sharbat: This classic drink is an all-time favourite. It is easily available on the streets of India during summers to quench our thirst. Mint is known for the cooling sensation they impart and it is packed with antioxidants. It helps control blood sugar and treat skin problems.(Instagram/@gharkacheffromarchana)


Sattu Sharbat: This drink that originated in Bihar, has now taken over the streets of several cities across India. Sattu is made of powdered dried channa (gram) in which ingredients like water, onions spices and coriander are added. It is not just refreshing but also keeps you away from hunger pangs for a long period.(Instagram/@pakka_bihaarii)

Khus Sharbat: Khus or Vetiveria zizanioides is a fragrant grass with several health benefits. This ingredient is a powerhouse of antioxidants. It is rich in zinc and has cooling properties. It also helps boost immunity.(Instagram/thatfoodsoul)