Summer Drinks to Beat the Heat

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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

Watermelon juice

Prune and tamarind (imli aloo Bukhara) juice

Buttermilk (lassi)

Aam Anna

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

Cures anemia

Helps regulate digestion

Has antioxidant effect

Also strengthens immune system

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Aam panna

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

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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 

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Buttemilk (lassi)

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,

Improves digestion

Yogurt is rich in calcium and protein

Full of probiotics

Improves bone health

Improves immune system

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Watermelon juice

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

Prevents asthma

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Isra Shams

"Fashion is life and living in style makes a statement worth a while!" Hey, I'm Isra Shams, the Managing Editor at Brands Magazine & FHM Pakistan.

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