Q1. Hi Doctor, I am a housewife and a mother of two children. My son is very fond of cold drinks and often ask for a cold drink when he returns from school but giving cold drink every day somehow does not feel right for his health, I tried to give rasna, nimbu pani, roohafza but he does not like them please suggest a healthy substitute?
Ans: Hi, It is the fizz to which the children are attracted therefore a healthier substitute can be a chilled lemonade made in plain soda. Even diabetic people or people on weight reduction diet can enjoy this low-calorie beverage with salty lemonade.
Q2. What is the effect of bel/bael sharbat on health?
Ans: Well, this sharbat is very effective in fighting the heat. Also, it is very good for digestion problem, especially constipation. It is a good option as a summer cooler for children but since this is a high-calorie beverage people with diabetes or on weight loss diet are not suggested its consumption.
Q3. I am on a weight loss diet and I am supposed to consume soups for that but as you know summers have approached I find it difficult to have hot soups. Please tell me a way out?
Ans: Hi, since you are supposed to take a lot of soups in your diet you can replace hot soups with cold soups recipes are available on the internet or you can ask your dietitian to give you the same. As an example, I am providing one of the recipes which I suggest to my patients.
COLD CUCUMBER SOUP:
- Cucumber:- 100g
- Lemon juice:-15 g
- Salt:-2 g
- Pepper:- a dash
- Water:-240 ml
- Curd:- 1 T
Blend the cucumber and lemon juice. Add salt and pepper and water. Put in a bowl and stir in the curd.