The heat wave is taking a toll on most of us. In this situation, external cooling isn't enough to keep us rejuvenated throughout the day. Our choice of foods and drinks also affects our body's temperature and metabolism. Hence, it's vital to consume those food items that can give us optimum energy and rejuvenate us during the summer months. Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar has an excellent beverage that can help us in summer. She recommends Variyali Sherbet. If you haven't heard about this refreshment yet, let us tell you about it. It's a drink that originates in the lands of Gujarat.
The drink is popular as a summer refreshment. If you are confused about the ingredients that are used in this sherbet, you'll be surprised to know that it only needs two things badi saunf or fennel and khadi shakkar. You can also add some lemon juice to it.
Step 1: Soak fennel or badi saunf in water overnight.
Step 2: After the fennel increases in size, put it in a pestle or grinder
Step 3: Add khadi shakkar.
Step 4: Grind them together. For best results, grind them in a flat pestle.
Step5: The mix will start giving out a viscous fluid. Strain it in a glass.
Step 6: Dilute the fennel concentrate with water.
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The Variyali sherbet has an almost instant cooling effect. Apart from this, it is also good for digestion. If you are prone to suffering from acidity, bloating or constipation during summer, this drink will help you.
The drink also promotes good sleep. So, in case the summer nights have taken a toll on your sleep schedule, you can get back your healthy sleep by consuming this sherbet.
For women who are suffering from vaginal health problems like dryness and rashes, this drink will work wonders. Fennel is often used as lactating food because of its oestrogenic properties. Thus, this fennel juice is good to deal with hot flushes due to menopause or PMS.
The addition of khada shaker ensures that you are protected and healed from any summer flues, cough and cold.