Though we are enjoying quite the early monsoon drizzle in many parts of the country there are still some hot states that lack the required atmospheric moisture.
When we talk about hydration the first thing that comes to your mind is – water. The holy water that quenches your thirst given anytime of the day. However, let’s go beyond that to understand that water is not the only source of hydration. It is a major sources, yes, but not the only one.
Summers take a toll on your body water levels because of constant sweating and perspiration. Moreover it goes beyond the need to drink just water. We need to replenish our electrolytes too otherwise we feel giddy. If not water then we turn to juices and fruits. Some fruits have a higher water content than that of other – watermelons for an example.
A hydrated skin looks fresh. Isn’t that what you try to achieve in summer?
Top 7 fruits to eat to beat the heat:
Remember that when you decide to have a fruit then make sure it is a seasonal one. It means that the fruit is fresh. Also, if you opt for drinking juice then you must avoid the packaged one because they come with added preservatives. Eat fresh stay fresh.
1) Melons: Be it water melon or musk melon both the fruits are abundant with juice. They surely replenish the lost body water in a very tasty way. Summer melons are famous because they are super sweet and the right way to beat the heat.
2) Raw Mango juice (aam panna): You might know about the “kaccha karrie” juice that mother prepares during the summers. The best drink till date when it comes to add something tangy to your drinking regime.
Source: My Weekend Kitchen
3) Nimbu pani: Virgin Mojito, eh? Yes, that’s what happens when you pay in excess for your hometown shikanji at a restaurant. Nimbu pani is the best way to replenish your body water along with the electrolytes. The best way to keep yourself hydrated not only during summers but all through the year.
4) Grapes: We might or might not suggest fresh grape juice (some wine too, ha-ha). Grapes are a seasonal fruit to the summer and hence you find them at inexpensive price. They are rich in water content and also give you enough fibres for smooth digestive functioning.
5) Plums: Thinking about one itself makes our mouth water. These juicy ones are quite the dessert dish that work well with fruit salad too. Be sure that you pick fresh ones. Abundant source of Vitamin C, A and K along with the fibres.
6) Papaya: Be it papaya skin, pulp or seed each part of the fruit is useful. The skin can be used as a facewash whereas the pulp works fine as a scrub. You can even dry the seeds and make yourself some face pack. The pulp is very high in dietary fibres along with other nutrients that are good for great bowel movement.
7) Bottle gourd juice aka Lauki: Ha-ha. Well, it is not a fruit but a very good source to replenish the body water. The juice is suggested by dietitians to people who think about opting for a diet. Having a fresh glass of lauki juice in the morning is all the hydration that your body needs to go through the day.
Quick note: If you are opting for fruits to hydrate yourself then go for the fruit pulp and not the juice. Along with hydration you also need the fibres to maintain a good digestive system (bowel movement to be specific).
Now, here you are, all geared up to make the most of your summer with power of fruits to help you remain hydrated all the way long.
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