- Jaljeera can prevent heartburn and nausea
- It can improve appetite
- It can improve bowel movement
Summer in Delhi is finally here. Nothing to rejoice though, as the temperatures are already soaring as high as 42 degrees! The scorching heat is so intense that it imparts a burning feeling to every part of your body that is not covered by clothes, as soon as you step out in the sun. In such a situation, a refreshing and cooling drink can do wonders in terms of keeping you cool, hydrated and energised. In this article, we are going to talk about an excellent summer drink which can be prepared quickly at the comfort of your home.
Jaljeera health benefits: Weight loss, indigestion and more
The drink is the very delicious jaljeera, which is an extremely popular refreshment in north India. In a post shared on Instagram, nutritionist Pooja Malhotra shares how you can prepare jaljeera and how this drink can help in maintaining your digestive health during summer.
The two essential ingredients that are required to make jaljeera are water (jal) and cumin (jeera). The best about jaljeera that it is low in calories and can be a part of your weight loss diet as well!
All you need to do is roast a cup of jeera seeds on tawa for around 10 minutes and then grind it to make jeera powder. Now, take a blender and add some water, add jeera powder, black salt, mint leaves, coriander leaves, ginger powder, tamarind pulp, lemon juice, grated jaggery/ shakkar/ brown sugar (optional) and ice. Chill and serve.
Other health benefits of jaljeera you can count on
1. Ingredients that are required to prepare jaljeera are all good for digestion. They can stimulate digestive enzymes and keep your digestion on point throughout summer.
2. Jaljeera can help in keeping some common problems at bay, including heartburn, acidity, gas, nausea and giddiness.
3. Jaljeera is one drink that improve your appetite. It can be helpful for people who have undergone radiation therapy of chemotherapy.
4. It can improve bowel movement, which can be especially helpful for people with constipation.
5. Low in calories, jaljeera can aid weight loss. You can have it pre or post your workout or any time during the day to quench your thirst and hydrate you.
6. If you are looking for a detox, then jaljeera is the drink for you! The diverse mix of spices that are added to it can help in detoxification and provide the body with a number of essential micronutrients.
7. Mothers-to-be can benefit from jaljeera as the drink can help in preventing nausea and sickness during pregnancy.
So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself with a chilled glass of jaljeera and don't let that summer heat take a toll on your mind and health.
(Pooja Malhotra is a nutritionist based in Delhi)
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