What is the perfect summer drink for kids?

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School vacations always coincide with the scorching summer heat. It is natural to feel tired and lethargic after playing under the sun for a long time. What drink should be given to a child who runs home at noon after playing under the sun?

A lot of liquids and salts are drained out while running around the fields and ground, leading to fatigue. You should make it a point to offer them liquids that hydrate as well as keep them energized and refreshed. It’s also advisable to avoid cold soft drinks to quench their thirst. Instead, let them drink lukewarm water. Aerated drinks not only lack vitamins but will also contain excessive sugar and calories which also leads to obesity in children. Also, a sudden dip and rise in sugar levels can cause fatigue.

During summer it is essential to drink at least 2 litres of water. Water boiled with dry ginger and coriander and served lukewarm is a highly beneficial summer drink. Remember, bottled water isn’t mineral water, it is just packaged drinking water. Authentic mineral water actually originates from a natural, protected, and specific underground source. It will be bottled at the source and will be microbiologically safe to drink without treatment.

Fruit juices are high in vitamins and salts

We are all aware of the nutritional benefits of fruits like apple, orange, pomegranate, mango, grapes, watermelon, and lemon. Make sure your kids are given a glass of fruit juice daily. Perhaps the easiest juice to make would be lemon juice. When you add ginger, lemon, and sugar you are not only having an energy drink but it is also packed with Vitamin C. Adding a pinch of salt to the lemonade will help in preventing muscle cramps and muscle soreness caused by salt loss.

Here goes a delicious and energetic summer drink for kids: Sambharam can be made by blending curd with water and seasoning it with ginger, green chillies, salt, and crushed curry leaves. Instant energy and refreshment.  

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