5 Natural summer drinks you must try to beat the heat

New Delhi:

Each passing day, the mercury levels are rising higher. The heat is getting unbearable.  Amid the heatwaves, staying hydrated is the most important factor to keep going in this sweltering heat and maintain good health.

Check these beverages that not only satisfy your thirst but also keep your body cool.

Chaas (Buttermilk)

Chaas, known differently across the country as as taak, mattha, majjige, ghol among others is a buttermilk preparation. It is made from yogurt, and several other ingredients are added to enhance its flavor. Chaas helps in cooling as well as digesting food.

Aam Panna

Mango, or more precisely, raw mango takes over the hearts and minds of Indians almost as soon as March arrives. While ripe mangoes can cause heat production in the body, aam panna made with raw mango is a great summertime cooler. Not only does it taste marvellous, but it is also rich in vitamins C, B and B12. The mixture of the tart green mangoes with salt and spices like cumin and fennel is exactly the kind of oral rehydration one needs on a hot summer’s day

Nimbu Paani

This is a quick drink to make and can be prepared using mint leaves, lemons, sugar, salt and water. You can also add spices like cumin, coriander powder, black pepper, to make it interestingly tasty.

Ganne ka Ras (Sugarcane Juice)

Ganne ka ras is juice extracted from sugarcane. It is one of the best drinks to beat the harsh heat during summers. It has numerous health benefits too!


Jal-jeera is made using jeera (cumin seeds) and water. Cumin is a medical ingredient which aids digestion.


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