Come summers and our thirst for rejuvenating drinks starts touching the sky. And a glass of Jaljeera checks the list of all we want from a summer drink. But besides its delicious taste, do you know it has a plenty of health benefits ranging from helping you shed those extra kilos to treating anaemia? Read on to find what wonders this tart water can do for you other than appeasing your taste buds.
1. Helps in Weight Loss
The good thing is that the drink has no calories whatsoever and calorie-conscious people can have a care-free approach towards it. And it is a boon for those who are looking for weight loss. Just 2 glasses a day and you can see the visible results in a couple of days. Its cumin seeds ingredient helps in suppressing the appetite and thus results in the intake of fewer calories.
2. Improves Immunity
Jaljeera is rich in vitamin C as it contains mango powder. If you easily catch a cold or easily fall sick, then it means you lack in immunity and the said vitamin is excellent for boosting your immunity. So drink Jaljeera for a better health.
3. Best for Acidity
Often after rich meals, a feeling of heaviness lingers on. A glass of Jaljeera can be your saviour then and decreases the uneasiness. People with severe acidity can also take the help of this delicious drink. Chances of acidity can also be diluted with it.
4. Helps Treat Anaemia
Now since cumin is such an important ingredient of Jaljeera, it is rich in Iron and thus clearly makes to the list of edibles which prevent anaemia. It increases haemoglobin count in the blood and thus excellently fights the iron deficiency. It is especially beneficial for women who are generally more prone to be anaemic.
5. Aids Digestion
This splendid drink contains the black salt which fights intestinal gas and supports the process of digestion. Jaljeera also activates the digestive juices which further contribute towards aiding the process of digestion.
6. Keeps You Hydrated
Jaljeera is an excellent summer drink for it naturally reduces the body heat and keeps you cool. It is perfect for hydrating back yourself after a long day in the heat.
7. Treats Nausea
Its ginger content helps to fight nausea and the occasional feeling of giddiness. When you take it after mixing it with the lemon juice, its power increases further. Sip on this splendid drink until you shun the vomiting-like feeling wholly.
8. Helps in Detoxification
The cumin seeds help in purification of blood. And guess what, purified blood is directly related to a great skin! So detoxify yourself with this amazing drink and get a lovely glowing skin.
9. Treats Menstrual Cramps
It provides a great relief during the menstrual cramps. Some studies even suggest an immediate feeling of easiness on having it during periods or abdominal pain.
You can buy any standard brand’s Jaljeera or you can prepare it at even home. It’s pretty simple. With just a handful of ingredients and following a simple recipe, you can prepare this delightful drink in just a couple of minutes.
- Mint leaves – ½ cup
- Coriander leaves – ½ cup,
- Asafoetida/hing – 2 pinches
- Roasted cumin powder- ½ tbsp
- Black peppercorns – 1 tsp
- Black salt – 1 tsp
- Dried ginger powder – 1 tsp
- Dried mango powder/ amchur – 1 tsp
- Salt – to taste
- Juice of two medium-sized lemons
- Chilled water – 4 cups
- Boondi – ¼ cup
Take all the ingredients except boondi and blend them well in the mixer until it becomes a smooth puree.
Now take a spoon of it into the jug and add water to it. Stir well.
Serve the Jaljeera in glasses with a garnishing of boondi.
And last but not the least…. enjoy!