With the onset of summers, many Indians are now switching their regular tea with the carbonated soft drinks available in the market as a cool drink option. But most of these drinks are packaged with unhealthy ingredients. The aerated drinks are high in calories. The sugar and acids in these drinks are a disaster for dental health. It causes cavities and tooth - decay. Moreover, these drinks are also reported to cause consistent weight gain to their regular consumers. These sugar-sweetened beverages increase the risk of Type 2 Diabetes and heart diseases.
So replacing these drinks with some homemade healthy drinks is a wise choice that you can make for yourself. Here are some of the healthy beverages that you can consider next time when you feel the urge to drink something cool and tasty.
Flavored water is easy to make as a home drink. All you have to do is just add some slices of your favorite fruit or vegetable like lemons, cucumber, orange, mint, apple, etc to a jug full of water. Leave it for some time to get those nutrients infused with the water. Now it is ready to drink. Enjoy your water with a healthy twist. This water is more nutritional than your regular water and you can use it as a replacement of plain water. It is tasty and healthy than the usual glass of water.
Coconut water is a very popular drink. It is one of the healthiest drinks available to Humankind. Coconut water is rich in bio-active enzymes and electrolytes that aid in digestion. This beverage is full of potassium which helps in balancing out the sodium in the body. Coconut water strengthens our immune system and eliminates toxins from the system. It is also known to have anti-aging and anti-cancer properties.
Lassi is a well-known drink in India. Many North-Indians drink Lassi as a part of their lunch. Lassi is churned out from Yogurt and helps increase metabolism. It is a good source of Probiotics. It comes in various flavors. You can enjoy it as sweet or can add spices and roasted jeera (cumin seeds) for a change of taste. Lassi also improves bone health as it is a rich source of calcium.
Kesar Badam Milk
Kesar Badam Milk is a tasty beverage. It is an immunity strengthening drink. To make this, soak some almonds in water and peel off their skin. Now make a paste of it and boil it in milk. Add some sugar and saffron for taste. Kesar Badam Milk is effective in treating cold and fever. It also promotes memory retention. This drink is also effective in relieving menstrual cramps in women. Another benefit of Kesar Badam Milk is that it helps treat insomnia. It is a power-packed drink enriched with the goodness of milk, badam, and Kesar. It is a must-try for everyone as it is both taste and health.
Fruit juice is an all-seasons drink that you can enjoy any time during the year. There are a lot of fruit juice choices available and you can choose your favorite to enjoy your drink to the fullest. Fresh fruit juice energies your body and is a great drink for your day start. Fruits are rich in anti-oxidants. They help prevent allergies and also flush out toxins from your body. Fruit Juice is good to have every day as it has so many health benefits.
These are some of the beverages that you can choose to replace with your packaged soft drinks. All of them are as tasty as your carbonated drinks & they’re a healthier option too. They give your body a lot of health benefits along with relishing your taste buds. So, next time when you feel thirsty ditch your soft drink and try these ones. I am sure you will love them!