10 Refreshing Energy Drinks You Must Try After Holi
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After every festival, we feel sluggish and look for something to restore our energy and keep ourselves hydrated. Drinking water is the best to detox the system, but apart from that, we need power, so we must look for refreshing energy drinks that are ideally gut-friendly. Refreshing energy drinks are necessary to bring back that extra burst of energy, increase attention and improve performance levels at work. We must limit the drinks rich in caffeine. 

The market is flooded with energy and sports drinks that contain high amounts of sugars, so we must look for something natural. We only find the essential ingredients on our kitchen shelf if one usually looks. A crucial thing to recall is that the drinks should replenish the electrolytes as post-festival one feels nauseated and the stomach gets queasy, and the body tends to lose it. If it's not taken care of, one may suffer muscle fatigue, cramps, dizziness, mental confusion and nausea. So, we must ensure the drinks are also rich in minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and electrolytes. 

We know the most natural electrolyte drink is coconut water. This aids in hydration and is devoid of added sugars or flavourings found in commercial sports drinks. So, one can go for coconut water and lemon juice. Fruit-based drinks and smoothies are excellent sources of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants and electrolytes. These drinks give energy, reduce fatigue and lethargy, and relax the body and mind.

Jyoti Khanijoh - Head, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Department at Max Super-Speciality Hospital in Patparganj, New Delhi - shares a few drinks to relax the gut and ensure energy levels

  1. Coconut water is a naturally refreshing drink rich in potassium and sodium, providing instant energy during the summer season.
  2. Strawberry chia seed smoothie provides iron and antioxidants to the body, and pep up the gut with a soothing taste.
  3. Carrot, beetroot and orange juice is an antioxidant options. It is beta carotene-rich which has a cooling effect on your gut.
  4. Spinach and tomato juice is low-calorie, refreshing and rich in iron, with a spicy taste.
  5. Watermelon cooler comes with a mild taste with cooling effects.
  6. Haldi lemon and honey drink is an antiseptic drink with an immune-boosting quality.
  7. Lemon water is enriched with Vitamin c booster and is a gut-friendly drink.
  8. Lemon mintade is a cooling, refreshing drink rich in Vitamin c.
  9. Ginger ale helps boost your gut health with its tasty, tangy flavour.
  10. Buttermilk is also soothing for the gut and is rich in probiotics.