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SHIKANJI: The Real Summer Thirst Quencher

It’s that time of the year when temperatures are at peak and you. It’s necessary you must take care of your glowing body as excessive heat can end up in making you sick resulting in stomach issues or high sweating leading to dehydration. At such time, there is one magical ingredient, which comes to rescue us and can do wonders for overall health and fitness (lemon). There had a phrase buzzing around,” When life gives you lemons, make lemonade! “. Remember last time, when you had kicked-off your day with a chilled glass of lemonade, wouldn’t it sets everything right? A close cousin of Nimbu Paani-Shikanji is one of the most liked and favorite cool drink of India in summers, consisting of lemon juice, ice, sugar, and water.
Street Vendors makes liters of this beverage and stores them in their earthen pot covering them in red cloth which keeps it as chilled as ice. This beverage has many health benefits and contains no added chemicals causing no harm to our body. It is believed that it does miracles to the human body with its refreshing and energizing properties. So what is its miracle portion which acts like a charm? Let’s get into more details.
1. Helps in Weight Loss
As we all are aware that mornings are said to be the best time shed some extra kilos weight from your body. A few drops added to the warm water proves to boost body’s metabolism to a greater extent.
You need to burn more calories than you consume in a day in order to lose your tummy’s fat.
2. Serves as an Antioxidant
Lemon is loaded with the goodness of Vitamin C that helps boost skin health, immunity which protects your DNA from free radical damage, and also helps in slow down aging process.
3. Good Tanner
Take some lemon juice and apply it to your face. Let it get dried and wash your face with cold water. For better results, repeat thrice a week.Your face skin will start glowing and you feel less lethargic too.
4. Say No to Kidney Stones!
This usually happens due to painful deposits in the urine. The citric acid present in lemon water helps to remove these calcium deposits and makes a way for stones to come out of the body.
5. Mood Refreshment and Aids Digestion
When you start your day with lemonade, it not only gives an energy boost but its invigorating smell wakes you up from the slumber and brightens your mood. It is also said it freshens your breath and curbs anxiety and depression. The lemon water makes liver to produce more bile which further helps in digestion. In addition to this, cures heartburn, belching and bloating too.
As summers have already approached in many parts, don’t wait to grab the first glass of Shikanji. What are you waiting for? It’s time to make most of the summery beverage!

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Sushant Gupta
Sushant Gupta May 1, 2018 at 10:32 am

great summer beverage

Shwetank Gupta
Shwetank Gupta May 1, 2018 at 1:40 pm

Ya! I have it daily


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