Founder of Diet Podium and Holistic Nutritionist Shikha Mahajan shares five drinks to have this season.
Although we tend to think of dehydration as a summertime problem, it can also occur during fall. Training in cold weather—and at greater altitudes—increases the probability of dehydration. The air you breathe is drier in these conditions, forcing your lungs to work harder to humidify and warm it up. As a result, you'll need more water the harder your body works. Therefore, Founder of Diet Podium and Holistic Nutritionist Shikha Mahajan shares five beverages with you to try this season.
Jaljeera is another delightful drink that can be had at any time of the year. You'll need roughly 1-2 teaspoons of roasted and powdered cumin to make this drink. You'll also need rock salt, a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper powder, and water, in addition to cumin powder. Toss these items into a glass of water and whisk well. This healthy and delicious beverage can moisturise and nourish your skin as well.
Cucumber contains 90% water and is one of the most hydrating vegetables. Since the natural sugars in fruits can restrict hydration, vegetable juices are better than fruit juices. Fruit juices also have a high concentration of sugar. If you prefer fruit juices, orange juice is a good choice because it includes a lot of electrolytes. Beet juice is also suitable for hydration and functions as a natural blood purifier.
If you enjoy tea, it's simple to consume more caffeine than you intended during the day. When you think tea is the perfect comfort drink during the colder months, consider boiling water with fresh lemon juice (and honey if you prefer it sweeter). This way, you'll appear to be enjoying a relaxing hot beverage while consuming more water and less caffeine.
Coconut water, also known as Nariyal Paani, is the best hydrating drink due to its low-calorie count and high nutritional value. It's low in calories and high in potassium, and it's said to hydrate better than ordinary water. It's also naturally energetic, making it a better alternative to bottled sports or energy beverages.
Herbal teas, such as rose, chamomile or hibiscus, is excellent hydrating beverages during fall. You do not have to be worried because they are caffeine-free and natural. They not only keep you hydrated, but they also soothe your nerves and relax your mind.