Summer is here in full force, and with the Sun beating down on our heads and sucking out our energy, we all need to make sure we replenish our body’s fluid throughout the day. This is especially important for those who are in the sun for long hours for commuting to and from work or any other outdoor activities. Just carrying a bottle of water when risking outside can go a long way in preventing dehydration. Many people forget to drink enough water and liquid in the summer, which leads to problems such as summer headaches, nausea, vomiting, etc. these are all symptoms of potential heat stroke. Indian summer is especially harsh but luckily we have a Savior who can save us from the heat – a paani halo or lemonade.
Lemonade is a popular summer drink that is consumed throughout the country and is known as shikanji. The juice of freshly squeezed lemons is mixed with chilled water or water with ice, as well as with sugar and black salt, cumin or roasted cumin seeds, and sometimes even with ginger and mint leaves. The drink is used as an instant Energizer to moisturize the body and provide respite from the harsh weather. An even better version of lemonade is pink lemonade, which contains refreshingly delicious rose water, which also has cooling benefits. Although rose water is often used as a beauty ingredient, it can give a number of benefits when consumed as well.
Here are some advantages of rose water for summer:
1. Organic rose water made from fresh rose petals may contain vitamin C, which is an antioxidant.
2. Rose water keeps the skin hydrated from the inside out. Prevents oily skin, reduces redness and inflammation of the skin.
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3. Rose water has the potential to anti-stress and mood boosts and reduces body tension and cause relaxation.
Adding rose water to lemonade can add a boost of flavor and taste as well as make into a relaxing drink in the summer. Not to mention that pink lemonade looks very nice and can add a splash of color to your summer refresher. Also, you can add store-bought pink syrup to refresh your lemonade this summer.