Drink these 5 amazing summer beverages to beat the heat

Fresh fruit juices are the best way of keeping heat-related health issues at bay while also providing your body with

Updated on Jun 28, 2022 04:45 PM IST 6 Photos

The blazing summer heat frequently demands for some refreshing indulgence, and we often seek a quick fix to refresh and rejuvenate our soul but are these fizzy drinks, aerated beverages or sugar-laden ice creams healthy? The answer is, of course, no! So, to stay hydrated and battle the heat, go for some healthy and fresh fruit juices! Also, preventing heat stroke is equally important for staying healthy and fresh fruit juices are the best way of keeping heat-related health issues at bay while also providing your body with enough nutrients to tolerate the harshness of the weather. So, keep reading to find out why you should drink these summer fruit juices to stay hydrated! (Kindel Media)

1. Watermelon juice - In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Nutritionist Sapna Patel, Co-Founder of Health Before Wealth., shared, “Nothing can beat the heat like watermelons. This delicious and refreshing fruit is not only enjoyable to eat, but it also has many health benefits. Watermelons are a great source of vitamins A, B6, and C, as well as lycopene, an antioxidant that has been linked to heart health. In addition to being a healthy snack, watermelon can also be made into a delicious and refreshing juice. Just blend up some watermelon flesh with a few mint leaves, water, or ice and enjoy. Watermelon juice is the perfect summer beverage to help you stay hydrated and cool. So next time you’re looking for a healthy and refreshing option, watermelon is an ideal choice. And don’t forget to enjoy some watermelon juice on a hot summer day. Watermelons are not only enjoyable to eat, but they also have many health benefits.” (Bruno Scramgnon)

2. Aloe vera juice - According to Nutritionist Sapna Patel, aloe vera juice is a refreshing summer beverage that can help beat the heat. This juice is made from the pulp of the aloe vera plant and is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. It also contains compounds that have been shown to have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Aloe vera juice is a great way to stay hydrated during the summer months. It can also help relieve sunburn, insect bites, and other skin irritations. When taken internally, aloe vera juice can help improve digestion and promote regularity. To make aloe vera juice, simply combine the pulp of the aloe vera plant with water and a sweetener like honey or agave nectar. You can also add fresh fruits or vegetables for additional flavor. For a refreshing summer drink, try adding aloe vera juice to your favourite smoothie recipe. Aloe vera juice is a refreshing summer beverage that can help beat the heat.. (Anna Pou)

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3. Aam Panna - Aam panna, or Aam Jhora, is an Indian drink renowned for its cooling properties. It is made from unripe mangoes and is yellow to light green in colour, and is consumed to fight against the intense Indian summer heat. Mint leaves are often added to the drink, enhancing its green colour. Supriya Sarin, Founder of Vnya, Of The Wild, shared, "The tangy sweetness of Aam panna hits the nostalgic button as well as the taste buds. In places with extremely hot summers, aam panna is known for maintaining body temperature by reducing heat and is a great refreshing and re-energising drink that is well-loved within Indian household." (File Photo)

4. Tender Coconut Water - Tender coconut water is one of the most natural drinks for staying hydrated. It has a sweet nutty flavour and is naturally refreshing. It rehydrates the body because it contains carbohydrates in the form of electrolytes and sugar, which help to maintain the body's water balance. It has the ability to revive and energise your body, which is beneficial in the heat as well as when you are ill. Apoorva Gururaj, Founder and CEO of Bengaluru-based Foodio.fit, revealed, “Tender coconut water is now also easily available in a sachet form, thus making it convenient when you want it and where you want it. Mix the sachet with cold or room temperature water and a quick swirl and you get fresh, tender coconut water right at your work desk or at home or on a picnic or now even in the mountains. Coconut water is an excellent way to rehydrate while also providing a variety of minerals and electrolytes to the body. Moreover, coconut water, unlike sugar-sweetened beverages, usually has various health benefits. This makes it an excellent alternative for diabetics or others who want to cut down on their sugar-sweetened beverages or make some coconut based mocktails or cocktails.” (Shutterstock)

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