6 Must try beverages which are healthy too

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Who would have ever thought, November humidity would be a thing, but it is. It is very important to stay hydrated and regain the nutrients we lost from all the ‘festive-cheat-diet’ we have been on. These drinks are high on antioxidants, help preventing a lot of heart diseases and keep you energetic throughout the day.

Jasmine Tea - Jasmine – being the most famous scented tea in China, also increases your metabolism, promotes a good oral health and lowers the risk of diabetes. A small cup of jasmine tea provides a beautiful and soothing start to a long day ahead. It contains anti-bacterial properties


Watermelon Mojito - The water in the melon slows down digestion and consumes less energy from the body.  This drink combines two different components, watermelon – a fruit and a Cuban drink - Mojito. Watermelon is high in fiber, is a great source of vitamin C and is low in calories. It is also high on potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, B and C.


Strawberry Detox Water – This recipe hydrates and detoxifies the body. It is rich in antioxidants, also the nutrients from lime and fresh strawberry helps get rid of the toxins in your body. Not to forget, the vitamin C and ellagic acid in the berry neutralizes cell damage and helps clear your skin.


Spiced Iced Tea – India being the home to spices, it only makes sense to use them to get over the humidity and keeping ourselves fresh. This Spiced Iced Tea is exactly what you need to regain your nutrients through ingredients like cinnamon, black peppercorn, fennel seeds, green cardamoms, etc. Black peppercorn improves digestion and benefits against bacterial growth, particularly in the intestinal tract.


Pomegranate Chilli DrinkPomegranate consists of a lot of antioxidants that protect cells from damage, help with digestion making it a heart-healthy ingredient. A lesser-known fact is that pomegranate also helps improving memory. All in all it reduces the risk of chronic diseases and inflammation.


ABC JuiceThis glass of heaven comprises of apples, beetroot, carrots and ginger. Fruit juices are great as antioxidants; helps prevent heart diseases, and detoxify your body. Beetroot is known to lower blood pressure, maintain a healthy weight, and is a rich source of iron. Carrots contain a high amount of vitamin A.  Apples are full of pectin and fiber, in fact consuming apple juice regularly helps prevent common infections.



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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.