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Are there any healthy summer soft drinks that I can make for my child?
(August 4, 2011)

Summer can be difficult to get through if there isn’t something cool to drink right next to your hand. It is okay as adults to have soft drinks but usually it is not a good idea to give soft drinks to children. In such cases you need better and exciting options in summer drinks for children so that they do not miss or get tempted with soft drinks. The best and the most re-hydrating option is a lemon drink with lemon juice, sugar, a pinch of salt and water. With ice, mint and lemon slices, homemade lemonade has never tasted better.

You can also try a mix of different fruit juices, watered down. Or if you and your child are adventurous, try a mix of vegetable and fruit juices. The lurid colors can be used to inflame your kids’ imaginations as he downs the nutritious juice. Smoothies also make very good and healthy summer drinks.
Submitted by N on August 4, 2011 at 11:06


Can a diabetic drink coconut juice during summer?

Diabetes is a condition that will affect an individual’s lifestyle significantly – putting a substantial restriction on not only the kinds of foods that he or she eats, but also on the quantities of the foods that he or she can. However, diabetes is also a very serious condition that should not be taken lightly at all.

The benefits of coconut juice during summer are as important as the fact that the juice helps cool the body from within to a substantial level. One of the most important aspects of drinking coconut juice is the fact that it improves circulation. Also important to keep in mind is the fact that a number of the complications that stem from diabetes are rooted in poor circulation. As a result, the benefits of a coconut drink during summer will actually help you cope with the condition in the event that you are a diabetic. In terms of nutritional value of a coconut drink, the calorie count is measured at between 50 and 100 – depending largely on the size of portion. Another aspect of coconut juice to keep in mind is the fact that it contains certain forms of dietary fiber and amino acids that will help moderate the sugar absorption and improve insulin sensitivity.

Submitted by N on July 28, 2011 at 11:33


Can we take watermelon juice during summer?

Watermelon which belongs to the cucurbitaceae family is very rich in nutrients such as vitamin A, B1, B6, C, magnesium and potassium. Watermelons are a very rich source of B vitamins which are vital for the production of energy in the body and therefore consuming watermelon juice in early summer is one of the best ways to keep you body energized and hydrated.

The human body loses plenty of water in the hotter seasons due to increased sweating and it is very important to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. As compared to other fruits watermelons have a higher content of water and are also lower in calories thereby making them an ideal food for the summers.

Watermelons contain powerful antioxidants which help in neutralizing free radicals in the body. Regular consumption of watermelon juice during summer not only keeps your body cool and energized but also maintains fluid balance in the body. It is also helpful in maintaining low cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of formation of plaque. Besides these properties, watermelon juice is also beneficial in maintaining soft, healthy and younger looking skin. Watermelon juice can be applied on the face as a natural toner to improve skin appearance.
Submitted by N on July 21, 2011 at 11:32


Is lemon juice good during summer?

Summer is the warmest time of the year. Depending on one’s geographical location, summer involves either warm or extremely hot weather. During this time it is important to keep the body well hydrated so that it can deal with the demands of thermoregulation. Most doctors suggest that water consumption be increased to deal with the extra heat. It is also important to provide the body with electrolytes and sugar to add energy to the system. One way of doing this is consuming lemon juice in summer months.

Lemon juice is a naturally made juice that is diluted with water. Often the juice is sweetened with sugar or seasoned with salt. Cold lemon juice is a very healthy option when it comes to rejuvenating the body after an extremely hot day. This is particularly applicable for children who may play in the sun and may thus need extra energy and cooling. Lemon juice is more nutritious and does not contain harmful synthetic flavors and colors that one might find in various soft drinks. It is therefore preferable to consume lemon juice in summer months than other off-the-shelf packaged drinks. This type of drink is a healthy option for one who wishes to cool down during the hot summer months.
Submitted by N on July 13, 2011 at 11:31


Which juice is good in summer to increase height?

The summer is the hardest climate for the body to cope with in terms of maintaining hydration levels. Consumption of juices during summer is likely to be one of the most significant changes in your lifestyle as a lot of people increase their consumption significantly in an effort to beat the heat. Lemon juice in summer is one of the usual choices as the cooling properties of lemon come to the fore. Not only is it known to be one of the best coolants, lemon is also known to have a number of other health benefits such as helping with mental stress, subduing high blood pressure spikes and maintaining normal cholesterol levels within the body. Moreover, the vitamin C content on lemon juice means that it works very well in promoting healthy skin within the body.

As far as deciding on the best fruit juice in summer goes, guava juice can definitely be considered as a major contender because of the fact that it contains, in addition to adequate amounts of vitamin C, Carotenoids and Potassium – which helps strengthen the digestive system and disinfect it. Other juices that can also be considered for the category of best fruit juice in the summer include mango juice, coconut water, sweet lime juice and water melon juice.
Submitted by N on July 7, 2011 at 11:29


The summer is the hottest time in the year. Depending on one’s geographical location, the summer can be mild or intense. In parts of the world, summer means temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, whereas in colder areas, the summer could mean temperatures in 80’s and 90’s at the most. As one heads further away from the equator, the length of summer days is longer. This means that there are more hours of daylight and more hours of direct sunshine when the weather isn’t cloudy. An increased amount of sunshine coupled with increased temperatures can have a tremendous effect on the fluid balance of the body. Children tend to be on holiday during the summer period and may spend a lot of time playing. This physical activity leads to body fluid loss in the form of sweat. This is why children face a higher risk of dehydration during summer as compared to adults. It is therefore important that children are regularly hydrated and this process should be monitored by parents or child caregivers.
Simple hydration by water is quite effective to refresh a child who has undergone physical exertion. However, when physical exertion has occurred, the electrolyte levels in the body may fluctuate. Furthermore, the human body transports glucose through the blood which is used as an immediate energy source. When energy has been used beyond the amount of glucose in the blood, this energy comes from fat. A child who has spent energy is likely to have a low amount of glucose in the body. Thus a good summer drink is one that is cool and contains plenty of natural sugars that help to regulate blood glucose levels.

Good Summer Drink: The most popular summer drink is lemonade. Lemon juice, like all citrus fruit based drinks, is very refreshing. This drink will help to provide the child with the sugars, salts, and fluids that he or she requires to prevent dehydration. Children love to experiment with new foods and drinks. You can make a smoothie which typically contains a little fruit juice and some crushed ice. Smoothies do not necessarily need crushed ice but they tend to have a thick consistency and sweet flavor. Some smoothies are diary based but these might be heavy and should be avoided in extremely hot weather. If your child is partial to dairy based smoothies, you can make a yogurt smoothie as this would be easier to digest as compared to a milk-based smoothie. You can mix a variety of fresh fruit juices and use this mixed fruit juice when making a smoothie.
Submitted by M S on July 8, 2010 at 02:33


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