Know the health benefits with uses of consuming mint during summers

| Updated: 13 June, 2024 8:08 pm IST
Mint leaves have their own spot during summers (Image: Freepik)

NEW DELHI: With the rise in temperature, various seasonal fruits and vegetables come in, but the star of summer always remains mint. It is the most refreshing plant, used in various food items to enhance taste and flavor while providing a cooling effect. It has multiple uses and methods through which it can provide various benefits, which are listed below:

Provides Hydration

In summer, staying hydrated is really important as water loss causes dehydration. Putting mint leaves with a zest of lemon in plain water is a great alternative to provide hydration with refreshment. It is helpful in providing hydration and refreshment within the body while giving antioxidants, which provide protection from the sun.

Helps in digestion

Pudina helps in better absorption of food nutrients and in stimulating digestive enzymes, hence offering digestive benefits. Consuming Pudina with any food item can help alleviate common digestive issues such as bloating, indigestion, and gas. It can also be taken post-meal to support digestion.

Immunity

Mint helps in strengthening the immune system by preventing infections, protecting cells from damage.This plant is packed with vitamins and antioxidants, including vitamin A, iron, and manganese, which are essential for overall health and promoting a good immune system. In summers it could be taken daily in various food and drink recipes or even taken bland with water.

In weight loss

Mint acts as a natural appetite suppressant, it helps you to feel full and hence reduces the chances of overeating.It also helps in stimulating digestive enzymes that convert fat into usable energy. When combined with lemon, which detoxifies the body, it can help in weight loss and boost your metabolism.

Detox drink

Mint complements in any detox drink and provides a detoxifying effect by promoting digestion and soothing the stomach. Regular consumption of Pudina Lemon Water can help cleanse your system and keep your body functioning at its best as Lemon is a natural detoxifier. These drinks help in flushing out toxins from the body. 

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