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Sattu: The Ultimate Summer Cooler-A Refreshing Drink for Hot Days!

As the scorching summer heat approaches, staying hydrated and nourished becomes essential for maintaining overall health and well-being. Amidst various options available to combat the rising temperatures, one traditional Indian beverage—sattu—stands out for its remarkable ability to cool and rejuvenate the body. It is a nutritious flour made from roasted Bengal gram (chana dal) and a staple food in many parts of India.

Refreshing Summer Drink
One of the most popular ways to consume sattu during the summer months is by mixing it with water and a dash of lemon juice to create a refreshing drink. This concoction, known as sattu sherbet, is not only delicious but also incredibly hydrating. Its cooling properties make it an ideal choice for quenching thirst and replenishing electrolytes lost through sweat.

Natural Body Cooler
Sattu is renowned for its natural cooling properties, making it a sought-after beverage during hot weather. Unlike artificially flavored drinks that contain added sugars and preservatives, sattu sherbet offers a healthier alternative without compromising on taste. Its ability to regulate body temperature and provide instant relief from heat exhaustion makes it a popular choice among people of all ages.

Nutritional Benefits of Sattu
Apart from being a refreshing summer drink, sattu also offers many health benefits. Rich in Protein, sattu helps in muscle repair and growth, making it an excellent post-workout beverage. Additionally, its high fiber content aids in digestion and promotes gut health, reducing the risk of digestive issues commonly associated with summer heat.

Energy Booster
With its combination of carbohydrates, protein, and essential nutrients, sattu is a natural energy booster, keeping fatigue at bay during the sweltering summer months. Whether consumed as a mid-day pick-me-up or pre-workout drink, sattu provides sustained energy without the crash associated with sugary beverages.

While sattu sherbet remains the most popular way to enjoy this nutritious flour during the summer, it can also be incorporated into various culinary creations. From savory dishes like sattu paratha and litti chokha to sweet treats like sattu ladoo and sattu barfi, the versatility of this ingredient knows no bounds.

Source: Krishi Jagran

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