Summer has started and one of the common
sign of summer is increased thirst.
And when you are thirsty the first thing that comes in your mind is
aerated drinks. Why?
- As this is the time of the year, when
maximum big brand cola companies brain washes your mind
that drinking their company’s cola drink is the best way to
quench your thirst.
- They hire big Bollywood stars for their ad (of which you are big fan) and
spend crores of rupees for their marketing campaigns.
Why cola drinks are not good for your thirst?
- The phosphoric acid present in your cola drink
binds with your very important minerals like calcium,
magnesium and zinc.
- Your cola contains many artificial chemicals including caffeine.
- These chemicals are diuretics. Which means, they make you
pass more urine.
- Thus, you end up passing more urine. You become more
dehydrated and thirstier than what you were before
drinking that cola drink.
- Not only that, but you also lose all those important minerals
that were bonded with the phosphoric acid in the first place.
Don’t worry, there are many other options which will not only
help you to quench your thirst, but they will also provide you many healthy
nutrients. These nutrients are your essential vitamins and minerals. These
nutrients keep you hydrated throughout summer.
Healthy alternatives to cola drinks for your thirst in the summer are:
- Coconut water
Easily available in our country. Even if you forgot to carry your
water bottle when you are out, you can have coconut
water instead of aerated drink. Coconut water has many minerals
which are very good for your health.
- Aam panna
Summer is season of raw mango. You can prepare aam panna and
can have in this summer which is very refreshing and provide
you instant energy when you are back home after working in
- Sugarcane juice
India is largest producer of sugarcane.
You know that in summer there are many small stalls of
sugar cane juice at road side. This sugarcane juice will provide
you instant energy and will hydrate you very well.
These all drinks are without any preservative, no coloring agent, no artificial chemicals &
no flavor enhancer.Thus they are healthy & safe drink for all age group.
It is in your hand to develop good, healthy habits in your children. You are role model
for your children. Don’t worry it is never too late to start again.
Don’t just get vocal for local.
Drink local. Be healthy and also make our economy
Healthy. Give business to local people than the
That’s all for today,
See you next Tuesday
With another Tuesday tip
Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life
Dr Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Homoeopathic physician.