Amazing Health Benefits of Aam Panna (Summer Special Drink)
As summer is already knocking on our door, it’s time to add refreshing summer drinks to our diet. In this article, learn about the health benefits of Aam Panna and an Aam Panna recipe.
- Aam Panna is a summer drink prepared from green mango
- The drink is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients
- Drinking Aam Panna can reduce inflammations in the heart
What is Aam Panna?
A popular drink consumed in summer, Aam Panna is the Indian name for a raw mango drink. It is extremely popular across the country and abroad, and you can prepare it by adding salty or sweet flavours. However, without any added flavour, it has a sour taste.
Some of the benefits of aam panna include regulating bowel movements, promoting skin and eye health, and helping you with blood disorders. It is an important remedy for managing depression, and also helps keep dehydration and diarrhea at bay.
Moreover, drinking Aam Panna fills you with instant energy and helps boost immunity. Read on to learn more about Aam Panna and also about its nutritional value and different Aam Panna recipes you can prepare.
Nutritional Value of Aam Panna
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Aam Panna Benefits
In summer, as the temperature soars high, your body tends to dehydrate faster. As a result, you become easily exhausted, and excessive exposure to the sun may lead to complications such as sunstroke, dehydration and diarrhoea.
To prevent such occurrences, doctors recommend having various smoothies and drinks to fill your body with energy and keep dehydration at bay. One of the most delicious and refreshing options among them is drinking a glass of Aam Panna a day. With its lip-smacking sips, you can discover the wonders Aam Panna offers for your health and well-being.Additional Read: Health Benefits of Jamun
Best for immune system
Mango helps you combat different types of diseases as it is a fruit loaded with folic acid as well as other vitamins and minerals by boosting immunity.
Fights liver infections
Green mango boosts bile acid secretion, eliminating harmful micro-organisms from your liver.
Increases the Blood Vessels' Elasticity
Green mangoes are rich in vitamin C, which plays a crucial role in boosting the elasticity of blood vessels. Aam Pana also helps your body absorb iron.
Helps Reduce Inflammation
Mangiferin, a polyphenol compound found in mango and Aam Panna, can play a key role in reducing inflammation in the heart, maintaining the cholesterol level, and fighting other heart disorders.
Relief From Heat Strokes
Heat strokes are pretty common occurrences in summer that lead to the loss of sodium chloride and other salts in your body. The iron, antioxidants and vitamin C present in Aam Panna can help you recover fast from heat strokes by restoring the lost salts.
Prevents Gastrointestinal Problems
Mango is loaded with pectin, which plays a key role in preventing stomach disorders. In addition, it promotes digestion and regulates bowel movement .
Protects your Eyes
Drinking Mango Panna benefits your eyes as the vitamin A in mango can keep conditions such as dry eyes, night blindness and cataract at bay.
Helps Fight Depression
The vitamin B6 present, boosts the production of gamma-aminobutyric acid, which can reduce your anxiety and depression symptoms and aid relaxation.
There are no severe side effects of green mango or Aam Panna. However, certain people may experience the following:
- Allergic reactions from mango or other ingredients used in Aam Panna
- Rapid weight gain and stomach disorders such as diarrhoea
- Elevated blood glucose level leading to diabetes
Even though Aam Panna has its own natural flavour, you can add different ingredients to it to add new dimensions. Common ingredients used in such preparations include green tea, jal jeera, basil seeds, mint leaves, jaggery, black pepper and more. Here’s a look at a popular recipe.
Aam panna Iced Green Tea
- One green mango
- 2 cups water
- Black salt
- ½ tsp roasted jeera powder
- One green tea bag
- Chilli powder
- Black pepper
- 1 tsp basil seeds (Keep them in a cup of water for 20 minutes
- 1 tbsp jaggery
- Green mango pieces for decoration
- Boil the water in a container and then immerse a green tea bag inside it
- Cover the container with a lid and leave it for cooling
- Boil the mango for 20 minutes
- Let the mango cool down, and then peel the fruit and extract the pulp
- When the green tea solution cools down, add 2-3 tbsp of the following:
- Roasted jeera powder
- Mango pulp
- Black salt
- Blend the mixture well so that there are no lumps
- Add some of the soaked basil seeds to a glass. Also, include a few chopped pieces of green mango
- Pour the green tea mango pulp preparation into the glass
- Decorate the drink with fresh mint leaves
- Add a few ice cubes to make it Aam Panna iced green tea and serve it chilled
FAQs: Common Myths and Facts About Aam Panna
Can I drink it every day in summer?
Yes, Aam Panna can be used as an everyday drink because it is loaded with nutrients and keeps you cool in the summer heat.
Can drinking Aam Panna lead to acidity?
Not at all! On the contrary, Aam Panna helps keep acidity at bay due to the fibre and minerals present in raw mangoes.
Does drinking Aam Panna cause weight gain?
Overconsumption of Aam Panna may be a cause for weight gain. It’s ideal for drinking just one glass of Aam Panna a day.
Beat the summer heat by maintaining sufficient hydration, and for that, add drinks like Aam Panna to your diet. In case of any health concern, you can always book an online doctor consultation on Bajaj Finserv Health. Priorities healthcare to stay well during the changing season and make a smooth transition to summer!
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