Food2go4 This Summer
Keeping yourself hydrated should be your mantra for the summer season to beat the heat with the rising mercury. And there is nothing better than Food
Food2go4 has curated summer food that you can include in your daily routine to be summer ready.
Coconut water is an excellent cooling drink that has electrolytes that make it one of the best hydrating agent. Not only that it also helps in reducing blood pressure level, acts as a natural diuretic and of course is good for your skin. Add Melon/beetle leaves / Rose petals/ fresh coconut chunks to chilled Coconut water to add flavors to it.
Aloe Vera Chaach
Homemade chaach is one of the best drinks to hang out with this summer, chaas is categorized as a sattvic food in Ayurveda, is a great way to cool off when the heat is unbearable. When stepping out Carry a bottle of chaas, or have a chilled glass as soon as you get home. Masala Chaach replenish your fluid and electrolyte levels instantly, helping you ward off dehydration. You can make it even more hydrating and healthy by adding 1 inch piece of Fresh aloe vera and put it in a mixer and blend it.
Watermelon & Chia seeds
Watermelon is one of the most hydrating summer fruit, this fruit has lycopene, which has the property of protecting skin from sun damage. You can use watermelon in salads, desserts, smoothies, milkshakes. Keep one in your refrigerator as this can be at your rescue when consumed as is or simply blend it to make fresh watermelon juice. Soak a spoonful of chia seeds overnight and add them to your watermelon drink to load it with nutrients. When ordering a drink at a restaurant do check for a watermelon cooler and ensure that the drink has fresh watermelon as the ingredient, not syrup
As the season of mango hits, aam panna becomes the drink to go for. Try to make Aam panna at home and avoid buying Aam panna syrup. As the one that is made at home is healthier and retains the cooling effects of raw mango. Prepare the concentrate in one go and just add water to enjoy every time you hit back home.
Aam Pudina Chutney
Mint is another savior in summers, its refreshing taste not only adds flavors to drinks, its loaded with health benefits too. it acts as a liver cleanser, boosts your metabolism and helps those with a low appetite. So make mango (Cherry mangoes / Kaccha aam )pudina chutney a part of at least one meal, so that you can consume this summer food at least once a day.
Barley a wonder grain is a delightful diet supplement. This cereal is packed with a lot of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that contribute to healthy skin. Barley water can be made by soaking barley seeds in water overnight or just boil it in water. You can add lemon/mint to add flavors to barley water. And this is definitely going to help you beat the heat in summers.
Infused Iced tea
If you thought tea is a thing of winters probably you have not come across the Infused Ice tea, Just boil tea leaves in water, cool it and refrigerate it overnight after adding honey to taste and any fruit to create fruit infusion like apple, orange, pears, grapes, kiwi etc and consume it whenever you feel like having it.
Add onion to your daily diet and this can help you protect yourself against the sun-stroke. Consume it raw in your salads, mix it with raita, and add it to channa chat / poha / bhel puri to gain the summer benefits of this wonder food. The red onions are loaded with quercetin, which is considered as a natural anti-allergen.
Last but not the least is lemon. “If life gives you lemons, don’t say they are sour rather make lemonade ” So make lemon an essential part of your diet this summer either use it in water, squeeze it over your meal or simply make lemonade and stay hydrated all day long.