In cities like Karachi and Hyderabad, temperature begin to rise high leaving everyone feeling exhausted, sweaty and messed up. Not just this heat waves are a common before the monsoon season. Staying hydrated all day is the most important aspect to keep going in this scorching heat and maintain good well-being. As we all know that our body tends to lose water at a quicker due to excessive sweating. While water is the ultimately important drink to satisfy your thirst, but you can also try other summery beverages that not only satisfy your thirst but also keep your body cool. However the main question here is what type of fluids?
Here we have listed some of the most commonly used summer drinks that you can make easily at home..
Black currant (falsa) juice
Prune and tamarind (imli aloo Bukhara) juice
Black currant (falsa) juice
Black currant famously known as falsa are one of the most favorite summer fruits in Pakistan. They are ting grape looking fruit with tart and sweet flavor. They can be used to make delicious and refreshing juice or one can directly eat them. They can also be served with salads.
Benefits of black currant,
This ting fruit is full of benefits which are,
It has high level of vitamin C
Is good to deal with heatstroke
Helps regulate digestion
Has antioxidant effect
Also strengthens immune system
Aam panna is another summer drink with again refreshing and cooling effect. It is made up of mangoes. The color of this drink ranges from yellow to slightly green. This drink can easily be made at home using ingredients from your kitchen like salt, mint leaves, cumin, sugar and black salt.
The benefits are as follows,
Is helpful against many bacterial diseases
Flushes toxins from the body
Increases metabolic rate
Helps in preventing cancer
Prune and tamarind juice (imli ,aloo bukhara juice )
Prune and tamarind juice commonly known as imli aloo bukhara juice or sherbet is very famous because of its nutritional benefits and also because of its cooling effect. This drink can be easily bought from the markets and from almost every street during summers.
Being a blend of two highly nutrition rich fruits they have plenty of benefits which are as follows,
Imli has many medical properties including in reduction of inflammation in the body
Enhances eye health
Good for respiration
Boosts digestive system
Strengthens immune system
Lowers cholesterol hence good for cardiovascular health
Rich in vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6 and vitamin E
Buttermilk known as lassi is a very famous drink in Pakistan. Lassi is made usually by blending yogurt, milk, water and sugar or salt. In summers, saltish lassi is more commonly drank to beat the heat. On the other hand the sweet lassi tastes heavenly therefore is one of the favorite drink for kids.
Benefits of buttermilk are,
Yogurt is rich in calcium and protein
Full of probiotics
Improves bone health
Improves immune system
Watermelon juice is undoubtedly one of the favorite summer drinks. It keeps you refreshed all day long. Preparing watermelon juice can merely be done within a couple of minutes. It has high water levels therefore keeps you hydrated.
Following are its benefit:
Maintains blood pressure
Helps in digestion
Good source of energy
Makes you lose weight
Reduces risk of diabetes and cancer.
Good for your heart