Summer is at its extreme stage and it is making us feel uncomfortable and it has become unbearable. The rise in mercury increases the risk of dehydration and illness. In summer, the exposure to scorching heat may lead you to have heat exhaustion, fatigue, vomiting, dizziness, heat stroke or headaches if proper care is not taken. Therefore, you need to keep yourself hydrated and drinking enough water is very important for this.
In addition to water, you should include curd, cucumber, muskmelon, orange, watermelon, etc. in your diet to stay away from dehydration in summer. Some of you take carbonated or soft drinks to cool down in summers. I strongly advise you to avoid the intake of soft/carbonated drinks. You should take traditional chillers to beat the summer heat this year. Here are 4 traditional summer chillers for your convenience:
Made using raw mangoes, this mango based cooler keeps your stomach cool in summer and helps you in fighting dehydration. Rich in vitamin C, it improves your immune system. Take this homemade mango drink after being exposed to the heat to feel refresh in summers.
Lassi made using curd cools your stomach, removes the heat from your body and protects you from heat strokes. You can take this yoghurt based drink any time during the day in summer. It would be better for you to take this traditional summer chillers before going out in the sun.
Obtained from the churning of cream or butter, this drink has a mix of household spices like salt, jeera, black pepper, ginger, etc. Take this drink after meal to cool your stomach and improve digestion in summers.
It is made mixing spices like mint, cumin, black pepper, ginger, black salt, lemon and chilli powder with water. Take this drink before a meal to enhance your appetite. Its intake in summers will prevent dehydration and refresh your body.Disclaimer – The views and opinions mentioned here are the writers’ own thoughts or based on the talks held with some of the professionals of respective fields. Never consider the tips or ideas mentioned on Stay Young & Healthy as a substitute for physician’s advice. At Stay Young & Healthy, we strongly advise you to consult your doctor for more details.