Beat the heat and thirst with these energetic drinks.
Staying hydrated in Ramadan is very important but water can be a little boring at times. Most of us tend to crave sugary beverages such as soft drinks and juices but they can only satisfy our cravings temporarily without giving any nutritional benefits. What we do tend to forget is that our body needs something more than that. It needs a healthy amount of protein, fiber, vitamins, etc to function properly and a soft drink can’t do that.
And now that it’s Ramadan and we are fasting in this hot weather, we need something more than just drinks that keep us hydrated. Below are 3 healthy beverages that are incredibly hydrating, refreshing, fulfilling, and a few more good ‘ings’ that will give your body the correct nutrition it needs this summer.
Is summer even considered summer without lassi? This dairy goodness contains just the right amount of calcium, probiotics, protein, and healthy bacteria that keep your healthy bodily functions in check. Traditionally consumed as salty or sweet, lassi is a great drink to cool down with on a hot summer day. It helps in digestion, reduces bloating, and keeps you hydrated for a long time.
The good old lemonade is jam-packed with nutrients like Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which means it fights off toxins and free radicals from your body and keeps it healthy and protected. This easy peasy lemon squeezy drink can be made anytime anywhere, without going overboard on the ingredient.
3. Basil seed or chia seed water
People often get confused between basil and chia seeds, and to be honest, it’s not their fault. They look very similar and have similar nutritional benefits. But both of these are very cooling, which makes them perfect for summers.
- You can soak either of them in water and then add them to your favorite drinks – milk, water and honey, rooh afza, or any other drink. There are no rules here.
- Chia seeds are also used in various smoothies and shakes.
- You can also be a little creative and enjoy them in your puddings, oats, or desserts. Because food is art!