7 cold drinks to keep you cool and relaxed this summer

7 cold drinks to keep you cool and relaxed this summer

In addition to staying hydrated, it is important to regulate body temperature in the summer. Try these cold drinks to stay cool!

It’s that time of year when the sun is shining, and the warmth can get really uncomfortable! Hot winds, hot sun, and high temperatures can take their toll on the body. Therefore, it is essential that you control your body’s internal temperature through what you consume. While a glass of cold water is usually enough to beat the heat, if you are looking for other hydrating drinks as options, we are here to spoil you with choice!

Health Shots spoke to Prateeksha Kadam, Nutrition Consultant, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Navi Mumbai, to find out which drinks are best for keeping the body cool and calm during the summers.

“During the hot summer months, it’s important to stay hydrated and cool,” Kadam says. One way to do this is to drink some cold drinks or juices. These juices can be prepared without adding any sugar. You can try watermelon mint juice or lychee lemon juice. Try some of the drinks suggested below to quench your thirst and stay hydrated and cool!

Refreshing drinks to keep you cool in the summer

Here are 7 cold drinks that can keep you hydrated and refreshed!

1. Lemon juice

Lemonade is a classic summer drink that not only cools you down, but also helps prevent dehydration. Moreover, lemon juice aids in digestion, helps maintain blood sugar, and promotes weight loss as well. You can also crush some mint leaves and add them to lemonade for an extra refreshing flavour. Adding fresh mint leaves to your fruit and vegetable salad along with some grated ginger and lemon peel can also help you stay cool and hydrated during the summer.

Lemon juice is a good addition to your diet. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock

2. Iced tea

While there are many ways to stay cool, iced tea may be the most fun and enjoyable. Iced tea is a great option to stay cool and feel refreshed during the summer. It helps lower body temperature and promote blood circulation, which helps restore internal balance. It is available in a number of flavors, including hibiscus, watermelon, basil, mint, lemonade, pomegranate, and lemon iced tea.

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3. Sugarcane juice

In India, sugarcane juice is a widely consumed beverage that can rejuvenate you instantly. It is rich in antioxidants, iron, magnesium, calcium and other minerals that support immunity and help the body fight diseases. Ayurveda even recommended it as a treatment for jaundice. However, it is necessary to abstain from consuming fruit juices if you suffer from diabetes.

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Sugarcane juice is healthy and hydrating. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

4. Papaya juice

Next on the list is papaya juice. Due to its high fiber content and papain-producing enzyme, papaya is excellent for digestion and weight loss. It also soothes sunburns, reduces tans, and lowers blood pressure, making it a great drink to beat the summer heat. You can also make papaya honey juice for a sweet and healthy treat.

5. Basil seed drink

Another way to beat the heat is to prepare a drink containing basil seeds also known as sabja seeds, which are known to lower body temperature. To prepare these drinks, you can soak basil seeds in lukewarm water at a ratio of half a cup of water to two teaspoons of basil seeds. Cool it and drink it!

6. Seasonal fruit juices

If you’re looking for something different, try making homemade seasonal fruit drinks. You can try black grape juice, amla juice, which is rich in vitamin C, pomegranate juice, and orange juice. All these juices are refreshing and perfect to beat the heat. In fact, they are all rich in a number of vital vitamins and minerals that help support your immune system.

These fruit juices are best kept moist. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

7. Thandai

Everyone enjoys this traditional Indian drink. It has many health benefits in addition to being delicious. It has cooling qualities that make it an ideal summer drink, and it also has digestive benefits. If you suffer from indigestion on summer days, you should try this drink.

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