Lemon water or lemonade is prepared with fresh lemon juice, water, sugar and salt.
School-age children are the most vulnerable to the heat wave.
This year, the mercury in northern India started to rise in the month of March itself. With temperatures exceeding 40 degrees in Delhi NCR, the resulting heat wave is dangerous and can cause health problems. The Indian Meteorological Department has even issued an orange warning in the national capital for severe heat wave conditions for the coming days.
School-age children are the most vulnerable to the heat wave. The scorching sun can cause dehydration in children and lead to heat stroke. Here are some healthy and natural food options for kids to keep cool in this sweltering heat.
Known as the poor man’s protein, sattu is made from roasted chana. Eating or drinking sattu greatly reduces the risk of getting heat stroke. Children especially love the refreshing taste of the drink made from Sattu.
Watermelon contains more than 90 percent water. It is one of the juiciest fruits that helps to stay hydrated in summer. Watermelon is also rich in the amino acid citrulline. This is an essential amino acid that is beneficial for our heart and immunity.
Chaach or buttermilk is made from curd, water and salt. This traditional drink is perfect for staying hydrated. Buttermilk also helps improve digestion.
Lemon water or lemonade is prepared with fresh lemon juice, water, sugar and salt. Lemons are rich in several essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin B6 and potassium. Shikanji is the famous traditional lemon drink of India.
Mangoes contain more than 80 percent water and are an ideal food choice during the summers. Mango is also known as the ‘King of fruits’ and is loved by people of all ages. You can also give your kid mangoes in the form of mango smoothies.
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