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Beat the heat this summer with these 5 drinks

These drinks are perfect companions throughout summer

Update : 14 Apr 2024, 07:38 PM

After enduring the scorching heat all day long, returning home in the evening calls for a refreshing and cooling drink to rejuvenate your body.

These drinks aren't just for people experiencing heat during Pohela Boishakh on Sunday, they're perfect companions throughout the summer, helping you beat the heat while staying hydrated and maintaining your body temperature.

  1. Lemonade: Quench your thirst with a classic lemonade, a perfect antidote to dehydration. Lemonade aids digestion and can help regulate blood sugar levels. For an extra burst of freshness, add crushed mint leaves to your lemonade.
  2. Lemon and Cucumber Cooler: Blend cucumber in a blender, strain the mixture, and collect the juice. Combine cucumber juice with lemon juice, a pinch of salt, a splash of Sprite, and chopped mint leaves. Serve over ice cubes for a refreshing cucumber-lemon drink.
  3. Mint Water: Enjoy the benefits of mint water by infusing a glass of water with mint leaves, lemon slices, cucumber slices, and ginger. Stir well and serve over ice cubes. For a larger batch, prepare a jug and store it in the fridge to enjoy cool, mint-infused water throughout the day. Mint water not only keeps you cool but also aids digestion and relieves digestive disturbances.
  4. Watermelon Smoothie: Blend two cups of watermelon slices with one cup of yogurt, a tablespoon of honey, a pinch of cinnamon powder, and chopped mint leaves. Adjust sweetness to taste with sugar, if necessary, and add water as needed for consistency. Serve chilled with ice for a hydrating watermelon smoothie.
  5. Sugarcane Juice: Beat the summer heat with a refreshing glass of sugarcane juice, rich in antioxidants, iron, magnesium, calcium, and other minerals that boost immunity. If you have diabetes, consult your doctor before enjoying sugarcane juice.

As mild to moderate heat waves sweep over various divisions and districts of Bangladesh, staying hydrated and cool becomes essential to beat the heat and stay healthy.

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