Sip to beat the heat

Feb 28, 2013, 01:28 IST | Deeksha Pagar

The Guide offers a checklist of some of the best coolers to withstand the heat

If the heat is getting the best of you, then its time to start sipping on coolers to keep yourself well-hydrated and energised. When it comes to refreshing drinks, citrus has always been a favourite.

A splash of lemon and a crush of orange will ensure you feel revitalised and get your daily dose of vitamins and carbohydrates.

Aam Panna is also a great source of Vitamin C and can increase the body’s resistance power.  People who have a high metabolism rate should drink buttermilk as it reduces the excess body heat. Since it has more lactic acid than skimmed milk, it assists in better digestion.

You can also opt for smoothies. They are simple to make and will keep you hydrated for long.  Another great combination is a lemon-cucumber chiller that will leave your skin glowing radiant and refreshed.

Nutritionist, Kamal Palia recommends that fresh fruits and juices that contain ginger, lime and oranges are best for the season. “You can also try a juice made of fennel seeds (sauf) that will provide you with a cooling effect.”  Apart from that, you can opt for watermelon juice, a variety of slushes and faloodas.  

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