Digestive system may take a hit during the hot weather of summer. If your body is not hydrated enough, you may face problems like acidity, constipation, slow bowel movement etc. Consuming gut-friendly foods is a good way out of this problem and if it's in the liquid form, it's even better. Papaya is one of the best fruits for good digestion; combine it with another digestion-friendly fruit of grapes, and mint leaves - you get a power-packed summer drink that may relieve all your stomach woes.
Papaya (papita) is well-known for its enzyme called papain that greatly helps with smooth digestion. The fruit is rich in fibre and water content, both of which aid smooth and regular bowel movement and keep constipation at bay.
Grapes (angoor) belong to berry fruit family and is brimming with resveratrol compound that is full of nutrition and offers many health benefits. Like papaya, grapes too contain a high amount of fibre and water, along with other nutrients like vitamins and potassium mineral. Grapes are great for hydration and may ease the problem of acidity.
(Also Read: 6 Fruits That Help Better Digestion)
The book 'Healing Foods' by DK Publishing, reveals that mint (pudina) contains a good quantity of menthol, which is the active oil in the mint. Menthol has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that may treat indigestion and promote healthy digestive tract.
Papaya Grape Mint Juice Recipe For Digestion:
The 3-ingredient drink along with the goodness of honey is apt for this searing weather as it is extremely hydrating and refreshing. Here's how you can make it.
2 cups papaya cubes
1 cup grapes
1 teaspoon mint leaves
1 tbsp honey
1. Peel and cube papaya.
2. Mix with grapes and crushed mint leaves and put them together in juicer/mixer.
3. Add honey, and blitz together to make this cooling drink.
4. Refrigerate it or add ice cubes before serving.
The combination of papaya and grape might seem odd, but once you'll drink this juice, you'll know what a great pair they make. You can also add some milk or yogurt to make a smoothie with this combination. But, remember papaya and milk together may lead to diarrhoea if you are not already constipated. Otherwise, papaya grape smoothie is also a yummy drink to have in summer.
So, get these healthy foods of papita, angoor and pudina together and make this hydrating drink to breeze through the summer season.
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