Let's be honest, what do you love the most about summers? If you ask me, I will say the refreshing summer coolers. Aam Panna is one of the most loved summer drinks. So many of us have spent our entire childhood enjoying this delicious drink during our summer holidays.
Not just this drink used to save us from the scorching heat but also made us feel so fresh and energetic in a jiffy.
For those who don't know, aam panna is a drink prepared using raw mangoes. The drink is traditionally enjoyed in the summers because it helps beat the hot summers. However, that's not all. Here, we will be telling you why you should sip on this drink this summer. Read on.
Aam Panna Hydrates Your Body
During the hot summers, we need to keep ourselves hydrated and there is nothing better than a glass of aam panna. It helps in hydrating the body along with maintaining the electrolyte balance in the body. As you step out too much in the sun during summers, your body starts to lose iron. However, drinking a glass of aam panna prevents the loss of iron.
Aam Panna Helps Fight Depression
With vitamin B6 present in it, aam panna makes a healthy drink for your hormones. It relaxes your mind and body. The glutamine acid present in this drink helps in feeling a lot lighter mentally and helps boost your brainpower.
Aam Panna Is Great For Digestion
Prepared using raw mangoes, aam panna is good for the digestive system. It is rich in pectin which helps in regulating digestion. It cures digestive disorders like constipation, diarrhea, and constipation.
Jaya Johri, Dietician, LNJP Hospital shared, " Drinking aam panna is a good way to incorporate micronutrients in diet along with hydrating the body. It aids in digestion. Also, it quenches the thirst with its relishing taste. However renal patients and hypertensive should avoid it. Diabetics can have it with a little modification that is instead of sugar,stevia can be used."
Aam Panna Boosts Immunity
Drinking aam panna is great for your immune system. It helps in fighting the bacteria in your body which leads to health problems. Also, drinking aam panna helps prevent any diseases like jaundice, TB, anemia among others.
Aam Panna Prevents Cancer
Raw mangoes have a high amoung of vitamin C present in them which leads to the formation of antioxidants in the body. These antioxidants further prevent the development of different types of cancers like skin cancer, breast cancer among others.
Aam Panna Regulates Diabetes
Raw mango helps in lowering the glycemic load of the body. This is however only possible when your drink has no added sugar in it. Drinking aam panna in moderation without added sugar can help in reducing the blood sugar levels of the body.
How To Make Aam Panna?
- 2 Raw Mangoes
- 2 Cups Water (For cooking mangoes)
- 1.5 Cup Sugar Or Jaggery
- 1 Tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
- 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper Powder
- 2 Tsp Black Salt
- Chilled Water
- Mint Leaves
- In a pressure cooker, add mangoes and water. Pressure cook for 2 whistles.
- Remove the lid and peel the mangoes when cool.
- In a bowl, transfer the mango pulp. Add sugar and mix well
- Add cumin powder, black pepper powder, and black salt. Mix well. You can also use a blender.
- Transfer this aam panna concentrate to a glass container.
- Take 2-3 tbsp of aam panna concentrate in a glass. Add chilled water to it and mix well. Enjoy!