A refreshing Nutritious easy to make summer drink which will help you fight the soda cravings.
Come summers, temperatures begin to soar high leaving everyone feeling fatigued, sweaty and messed up. Staying hydrated is the most important factor to keep going in this sweltering heat and maintain good health. Your body tends to lose water at a faster pace due to excessive sweating. While water is the utmost important drink to quench thirst, you can try other summery beverages that not only satisfy your thirst but also keep your body cool. As we welcome summers, let us refresh and replenish our body with some of the best summer beverages in order to beat the heat. We suggest a bunch of summer drinks that you must not miss out on.
Before we hop onto the recipe, let’s take a look at the benefits of our core ingredient “Coocnut Water”:
Coconut Water Nutrition Facts
One cup of 100% coconut water (2450ml) provides:
- Calories: 44
- Protein: 0.5g
- Carbohydrates: 10.4g
- Sugars: 9.6g
- Fat: 0g
- Fiber: 0g
- Sodium: 64mg
- Vitamin C: 24.3mg (30% of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA))
- Potassium: 404mg (14% of RDA)
- Manganese: 0.5mg (25% of RDA)
Health Benefits of Coconut Water:
When it comes to the benefits of coconut water, hydration actually tops the list. Coconut is flooded with electrolytes like sodium, potassium, as well as magnesium. These electrolytes are essential for the regulation of hydration and regulation of your pH. Apart from that, coconut water works perfectly as a rehydrating after an intense workout or a day out in the sun. In fact, it works wonders for anyone with an upset stomach. Whether it’s nausea or diarrhea coconut water can definitely make up for all the fluid you’ve been losing.
Reduces Blood Pressure:
A small study in humans showed a reduction in blood pressure with increased coconut water consumption. This may be related to the potassium provided by coconut water; low potassium intake increases the risk of hypertension.
Rich in electrolytes:
Some coconut water fans like it as a sports drink. It provides electrolytes (sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium) and carbohydrates to help improve muscle function, with fewer calories than a typical sports drink, and is gluten-free.
Improves digestion & overall gut health:
While water is said to improve and support healthy digestion, consistent consumption of coconut water can takes things to the very next level. Coconut water is rich in fiber as well as magnesium content. Fiber works to smoothen the movement of waste and magnesium works to relax muscles, this in turn works to improve bowel movement and relieve any digestion-related issues.
Excellent for Skin:
While we have established coconut water works to instantly hydrate the body, it is important to understand it also hydrates the skin. With a consistent consumption of tender coconut water, one can achieve optimal skin health. Apart from the essential hydration, it also delivers plenty of Vitamin C around 10 mg per 100g. Vitamin C works to boost the natural collagen formation that effectively reduces signs of aging like lines and wrinkles. It is all you need for radiant and healthy-looking skin.
Prevention of chronic inflammation:
Inflammation for an extended period of time may lead to chronic illnesses. Food items with high antioxidant contents are essential for the prevention and treatment of inflammation. Coconut water is one such antioxidant-rich anti-inflammatory agent.
Prevents kidney stones:
Hydration is one of the most important steps in the prevention of kidney stones. Studies have shown that coconut water actively helps in flushing out toxins that which in turn lowers the risk of stones.
Helpful for weight management:
Coconut water works to boost the overall metabolism. It prevents the urge to overeat and prevents weight gain. Plus, coconut water has negligible calorie content which makes it a healthier beverage substitute for soda or juice. Plus, it hardly has any sugar content but is full of nutrients and electrolytes, this is what makes it the perfect low-calorie but revitalizing beverage.
Cuisine: Indian ; Category: Beverage
Preparation Time- 5 minutes ; Makes 2 Servings
You will need:
- 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1.5 cups fresh coconut water
- 1 tablespoon honey (or sweetener of choice)
- 0.5 tablespoon grated ginger
- Salt to taste
- Combine coconut water, lemon juice, honey, ginger and salt.
- Chill for 2-3 hours (or consume instantly if you can’t resist)
- Serve as a cooler mocktail.
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