April 24, 2007

Beat the heat this summer by these therapeutic drinks

Thirst is one of the several troublesome features of summer. If you are concerned about your health, don’t try to quench your thirst with aerated soft drinks. Ordinary potable water is any day better than those ‘not-so-cool’ drinks. Want to try out something different, natural and homemade? How about some of these cooling, energetic and therapeutic drinks?

tender coconut* Tender coconut water is the best summer cooler available at any roadside corner. It is ideal for slaking thirst as it is a hermetically-sealed and a naturally-available purified drink. Not only does it supply the fluid, which is needed by the body, but also the salts which are equally important.

*Kokum squash, another ‘desi drink’ can also be considered. Apart from having cooling properties it is also a digestive; it prevents belching and is also an anti allergic agent.

* Instead of having plain limejuice or limejuice with soda, try adding a teaspoon of ginger juice and quench your thirst with this refreshing and energetic beverage.

buttermilk* Lassi, buttermilk (Chaas) and jaljeera (it’s a good digestive) are also the ultimate summer beverages to relieve the discomfort caused by the scorching, energy sapping heat.

* Fruit juices provide sugar, besides water, which is needed to supply the energy supplements of the body. So without much ado, go ahead and consume them.

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  1. For summer prepare these drink
    A smoothie,Iced Tea,Lemonade,Floats,Shakes.

  2. Anonymous9:49 AM

    juices from trader joe's (tj's) / other supermarkets that are very good when mixed with other juices:. tj's mango nectar (100% juice) mixed with tropicana orange / tangerine juice or tropicana strawberry-orange-banana juice poured over ice. makes an ice-cold juice blend.
    tj's blueberry estate juice (cold) + tj's blackberry crush (cold). makes an ice-cold juice blend. (1) blended with chunks of banana, frozen mango, frozen peaches, frozen strawberries, etc. and ice cubes until everything is pureed and you have an ice-cold smoothie tj's "sir strawberry" + tj's blackberry crush, blended with frozen mixed berries, slightly thawed (or you can use 1 variety or a combination of frozen berries: raspberry, blackberry, strawberry or blueberry) + ice cubes. makes a healthy, ice-cold slushie
    tropicana OJ, blended with a medium banana, frozen strawberries, frozen peaches, and a scoop of vanilla frozen yoghurt

    the ingredients in all of the ideas above can be altered in amount to suit your taste and serving needs.
    here are some real recipe ideas:
    ice cubes + 2 c. grapefruit juice + 2 c. fresh OJ + 2 limes (1 juiced and 1 sliced) + 2 c. club soda. combine juices with ice, float 1 lime slice on each serving. 4 - 6 servings.
    2 c. OJ + 2 c. pineapple juice + 1 bottle ginger ale + ice cubes. combine juices in a pitcher, add soda. pour over ice cubes. 3 servings. 1 papaya (peeled, seeded, cut in chunks) + 2 c. water + fresh lime juice (1 lime) + 1/4 c. sugar + ice cubes. blend fruit, fruit juice, sugar and water until very smooth. pour into a pitcher filled with ice cubes. 2 - 3 servings.
    1 sugar cube + 1/2 tsp. angostura bitters + 5 oz. chilled champagne + lemon or orange twist. place sugar cube in a chilled champagne glass. add bitters to moisten cube. pour in champagne. garnish with twist. do not stir. 1 serving.
    2 c. OJ + 1/2 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice + 1/4 c. sugar + 1 bottle (750 ml) dry red wine + 1/4 c. cointreau or grand marnier + 1 bottle (10 oz) club soda + 1 orange, sliced thin + 2 c. ice cubes. stir the juices with sugar until sugar dissolves. add remaining ingredients. serve immediately. if making ahead, add ice and soda just before serving. 3 servings.

  3. Amaranath3:31 PM

    You are right, Coconut water is great, can even be a medicine

  4. Shiva3:36 PM

    I used to drink wheat grass almost everyday. I do not know how I did it. Now usually I feel like puking afterward. Someone told me that means I’ve got too much toxins in my system. I suppose if I drink it more often I won’t be so toxic

  5. Dr Neelima3:01 PM

    Usually fresh fruits and vegetables are meant for purifying the blood as they are having healing and cleansing property. Antioxidants are useful for health and to live long. The deep colored raw vegetables are having antioxidants which when taken will work as antioxidants otherwise oxidants are dangerous to health. Raw foods and fruits are beneficial in diarrhea, heart, kidney, obesity, cancer and diabetes. Raw foods avoid disease in person. So, one must take raw foods, raw and fresh fruits and vegetables to live long healthily and happily

  6. Sheetal8:21 AM

    When you give your child juice, it should be 100% fruit juice and not fruit drinks.Infants under 6 months of age should not be given juice, although many Pediatricians do recommend small amounts of juice for children that are constipated. Younger children aged 1 to 6 years should have only 4 to 6 ounces of juice a day. Older children should be limited to 8 to 12 ounces of juice a day. Children should be encouraged to eat whole fruits as well

  7. Phalguni10:07 AM

    Great post.Good examples of drinks that can help you with weight loss, but also beneficial in helping to prevent health problems such as heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis.

  8. Ramadev8:38 AM

    The water of tender coconut, technically the liquid endosperm, is the most nutritious wholesome beverage that the nature has provided for the people of the tropics to fight the sultry heat. It has caloric value of 17.4 per 100gm.
    "It is unctuous, sweet, increasing semen, promoting digestion and clearing the urinary path,"

  9. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Eating a couple of unripe mangoes with salt and honey cures summer diarrhoea, dysentery, piles, chronic dyspepsia, indigestion and constipation.

  10. Anonymous11:28 AM

    Over use of energy drinks can lead to higher blood pressure, increased heart rate, dehydration, and insomnia. It can also lead to other conditions such as increased anxiety and irritability

  11. Viraj9:03 AM

    Poppy seeds are good sources of carbohydrates and thus, these are helpful in enhancing the level of energy supplied to human body for routine functions.

  12. I love fresh coconut water! Cracking open a coconut always gives me a happy feeling. Its like drinking water that is alive.

  13. Pushkar10:22 AM

    Young coconuts!!! For me they’re a complete meal with the water and meat.

  14. Nandita8:37 AM

    Sugarcane is the cooling seasonal fruit apt for summers. It keeps the skin hydrated and brings down the body temperature.

  15. coconut water comes with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, which prevents itchy scalp, dandruff, and other infections that hinder hair growth.


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