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Why aam panna, lassi and jaljeera are best for summer

April 26, 2019 15:20 IST

Besides soothing your senses, these natural drinks can aid digestion, keep your body cool and fight ailments.

Why natural summer drinks are good for you

IMAGE: Raw mangoes are filled with nutrients and vitamins. Photograph: Kind courtesy Slice

Is the scorching heat leaving you tired and dehydrated?

Try one of the traditional thirst busters to beat the heat and feel energised all over again.

Even in urban times, when we have substitutes for almost everything, nothing can replace the goodness of freshly made lassi, tangy aam panna, jaljeera water, refreshing sugarcane juice, and mango shake.

Not only these drinks are tasty and easy to make, but also offer numerous health benefits.

Here are some of the health benefits of five evergreen summer drinks.

Aam Panna

Aam panna

IMAGE: Aam panna is good for digestion. Photograph: Miansari66/Wikimedia Commons

If you are a fan of tangy flavour, this drink will be your summer best friend.

Aam panna not only prevents dehydration, but also improves digestion and helps fight diabetes.

It is prepared from raw mangoes, fresh mint, sugar, salt and roasted cumin powder, which makes it rich in vitamins A and B, calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, and iron.



IMAGE: Lassi aids digestion, makes bones stronger and cools the body.  Photograph: Miansari66/Wikimedia Commons

This old Punjabi drink serves as a healthy and refreshing summer drink.

Traditionally, this was taken after a meal to prevent stomach problems.

Unsurprisingly, lassi has several other health benefits as well.

This calcium and vitamin D rich drink is made from yoghurt, rose water, saffron, cardamom powder and dry fruits.

These ingredients make it a perfect drink for boosting the immune system.

It also makes the bones stronger, aids digestion, enhances skin quality and of course, keeps the body cool.

Jaljeera water

Jaljeera water

IMAGE: Jaljeera helps break down mucus and keeps tummy problems at bay.   Photograph: Rutvi Mistry/Wikimedia Commons

A favourite drink among people in North India, it is not only famous for its refreshing flavour, but also for its health benefits.

Prepared from mint leaves, lemon juice, black salt and dry cumin seed powder, jaljeera water helps in breaking down mucus.

It also keeps tummy problems away along with keeping the body cool.

Sugarcane juice

Sugarcane juice

IMAGE: Sugar cane juice can remove body toxins and boost your immunity.  Photograph: ER and Jenny/Wikimedia Commons

Everyone, especially kids, loves this sweet summer juice.

Popularly known as 'ganne ka ras,' it is prepared by extracting juice from sugarcane.

This sodium, calcium, magnesium and iron-rich juice has countless health benefits such as preventing wrinkles, aiding liver problems, removing body toxins, relieving fever, and boosting immunity etc.

Mango shake

Mango shake

IMAGE: Mango shakes are good for the heart and eyes. Photograph: greatgannu/Wikimedia Commons

Made from milk and sweet seasonal mangoes, this protein-rich quencher is best for those trying to gain weight.

Mango shakes are rich in iron, protein, vitamin-A and beta-carotene.

It is also good for anaemia patients and makes heart and eyes healthy.

Source: ANI