Delicious and Healthy Home-Made Drinks to Stay Hydrated During Lockdown

The heat of the blazing summer causes dehydration, sweating, tiredness and thirst, which increases our need for fluid intake. Everyone craves for different tasty beverages but it is not possible to go out of the house to buy juice during the lockdown and it is also not safe to go out of the house. But it is important to keep yourself hydrated because lack of water in the body can cause many problems.

Stay Hydrated During Lockdown

So, the following we are going to discuss delicious and healthy drinks that we can make at home. These drinks are full of nutritive values and are free of additives as you can make them at home. This will not only help you in lockdown but can also make your habit of drinking homemade juice for a lifetime.

1. Mint Lemon Juice

As we know that peppermint and lemon both have medicinal properties and contain vitamin C, antioxidants that help the body fight diseases and drinking it in the form of juice helps to hydrate the body. Mix mint, sugar, salt and one glass of water and grind for one to two minutes and mix it well. Pour this into the glass and squeeze the lemon and serve with ice cubes. It is the best refreshing drink during summers.

2. Cucumber-Tomato Juice

Cucumbers and tomatoes are available in almost every kitchen during the summer. Cucumber is rich in potassium, vitamins A, C, and K and tomatoes are also rich in antioxidants and vitamin A, C. It will keep you healthy and hydrated during this lockdown. To make this juice finely chop one cucumber and one tomato and mix it well on one bowl of curd and add salt. Now enjoy this drink. This drink will give you a coupling effect and combat the effects of heat.

3. Rose Syrup

Rose petals are rich in vitamins and minerals. This chilling drink helps in maintaining water balance in the body. First of all, grind the rose petals with half a cup of water and make a paste of rose petals. Now put this paste in a pan on the heat and add sugar. Stir it until the sugar is properly mixed and then add half a cup of water to it. Stir it again and mix well. Then preserve it by putting it in a glass bottle. Now whenever you want to drink, mix one spoon of this rose paste in cold water or milk and enjoy it.

4. Fennel Seeds (Saunf) Syrup

Fennel seeds (Saunf) have a cooling effect and are rich in dietary fibres, potassium, and antioxidants. It helps in the digestion process and also helps in stomach pain, bloating problems. To make this syrup, add one teaspoon fennel seed powder to the one glass of water and then sieve the mixture with a sieve. Now add sugar and black salt to it. Now it is ready and placed in the fridge to cool down and after cooling down drink this wonderful syrup.

5. Aam Panna

Aam Panna is a very popular summer drink and rich in Vitamin A, C and Iron. It is a cooling drink which helps to fight several summer diseases like dehydration, indigestion and heat stroke. To make Aam Panna, first, peel raw mango and wash it with clean water. Boil them for at least 10-20 minutes. Let them cool and separate the pulp and seeds. Now add 5 cups of water, black pepper and cumin powder to this mango pulp, stir it well. Now it is ready to serve. To cool it, keep it in the refrigerator or add ice cubes.

6. Buttermilk (Chaach or Mattha)

It is also an amazing homemade drink during summers, it is a rich source of calcium, protein, potassium, and Vitamin B12. It is helpful in dehydration, acidity, stomach reflux and also improves digestion. To prepare buttermilk at home, blend one cup yoghurt and dilute it by adding water. Now add salt, cumin and coriander powder to it (As per requirement). You can serve it at room temperature or after cooling it down. To add more freshness you can garnish with mint leaves.

7. Sparkling or Detox Water

Nowadays, most people prefer detox tea but now sparkling or detox water is a new way of detoxing the body during this summer. It is also an innovative drink that you can try in this lockdown period and it will help you stay hydrated and meet your daily requirement of water. Put water, lemon slices, some grated ginger and sliced fruit in a bottle. Keep this bottle with you and sip this healthy drink throughout the day. This drink also helps in weight loss.

8. Watermelon Juice

Watermelon fruit juice is a very amazing and beneficial drink that helps keep the body hydrated and is also good for skin and hair. Watermelon is rich in vitamins and minerals. Blend the peeled and seeded watermelon pieces in fresh mint leaves to get a smooth juice. Add ice to it and enjoy this healthy drink.

Conclusion

The above information includes healthy and tasty drinks that are easy to make at home during this lockdown period. These drinks help keep you hydrated and are also useful in managing other health conditions. Try to make the above-mentioned juices at home and satisfy your cravings for delicious drinks and avoid going out of the house and make this lockdown a success. This is your initiative to support our nation during this situation. Stay healthy stay home.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.