Holi 2018: 5 Amazing Health Benefits Of The Delicious Thandai.
Thandai is sweet and an instant thirst quencher.Due to the presence of fennel and watermelon seeds and rose water, thandai is a coolant like no other. But the health benefits of the drink go far beyond its cooling properties.
Holi 2018 is here and if you’re anything like us, you must already be gearing up for a weekend full of ultimate fun with family, friends, colors and water. People are celebrating Choti Holi today with much fervour and enthusiasm. One other feature that makes Holi our favorite festival is the delightful treats of both the sweet and savory kind that are available all around us. Oh and not to forget the quintessential Holi drink- the sweet and sometimes intoxicating cooler, thandai. The Indian drink is a summer favorite prepared in Indian households at the start of the season and consumed throughout. So what makes thandai so incredibly popular? For one, it’s like a sip of ‘amrit’ or nectar during the punishing summer months.
Thandai is sweet and an instant thirst quencher. The phonetics of the name itself convey feelings of respite from heat that we tend to experience after taking a sip of thandai. Due to the presence of fennel and watermelon seeds and rose water, thandai is a coolant like no other. But the health benefits of the drink go far beyond its cooling properties. (Also Read: Holi 2018: What To Eat And Drink During Holi- A Complete Guide)
Here are 5 amazing benefits of drinking thandai in summers:
1. Cures Constipation
There’s a small amount of poppy seeds in thandai, which help relieve gastrointestinal irritation and also prevent constipation. These seeds are also nutritious and are good sources of protein, fibre, calcium, fat and minerals.
2. Cures Flatulence
Besides being cooling for the body, fennel seeds or saunf can also cure flatulence. Fennel also has anti-inflammatory properties that can significantly improve digestion.
3. Improves Digestion
Fennel seeds and rose petals cool the body down and also improve the digestive health of the body. These two ingredients are extremely important as mercury can touch incredible highs in the subcontinent during summers.
4. Boosts Energy
The summer sun in India often leaves people feeling drained and tired. Watermelon and pumpkin seeds are added to thandai to make it a natural energizer. Moreover, the drink often contains energy-giving nuts like almonds and pistachios, which also promote the feeling of fullness.
5. Boosts Immunity
Spices added to the drink, like peppercorn and cloves are important to boost immunity during summers.
Besides these, saffron in thandai has anti-depressant and anti-oxidative properties that lead to an overall improvement in health and well-being. So don’t shy away from this delicious potion this Holi.