Aam Panna

Aam panna is a refreshing summer drink which is made from raw mangoes. This delicious drink is very popular in India. Its sweet tangy flavor makes it extremely rejuvenating and its health benefits make it a go to drink.  Aam panna is consumed in the summers as it acts as a coolant, rehydrates body and provides the essential electrolytes lost during the hot weather. A glass of this drink in a summer afternoon can combat fatigue and energize a person. So, let’s have a look at what all health benefits are stored in aam panna followed by its recipe.

Aam panna

Aam panna

Nutritional benefits of aam panna

1 serving of aam panna provides around 180 calories. It is rich in carbohydrates, Vitamin-A, Vitamin-B1 & B2 and Vitamin-C. Minerals like iron, sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium are also present in it. Folate, choline and pectin are a few other nutrients it provides.

Prevents heat stroke

On a summer afternoon we lose a lot of electrolytes from our body, especially body salts like sodium. A glass of aam panna is sufficient to balance these electrolytes as it is rich in minerals. Electrolyte is important to our body as it gives us energy, removes fatigue, regulates fluid balance and regulates pH. So, whenever you are feeling fatigued, consume aam panna! Heat strokes and prickly heats are also quite prevalent during summers. A cool refreshing glass of aam panna will keep them at bay.

Counters Anemia

Anemia occurs when the number of red blood cells or hemoglobin level is below a certain number. It results in the body cells not getting adequate supply of oxygen and can lead to fatigue, short breath, dull face and heart ailment. Aam panna is found to be very effective against anemia. It is loaded with iron and aids in increasing red blood cell count. Make it a point to drink it on a regular basis if you are anemic.

Prohibits scurvy disease

Lack of Vitamin-C in diets can result in scurvy. Scurvy is associated with gum diseases, weakness and anemia. Aam panna is loaded with Vitamin-C which will help is preventing scurvy. Vitamin-C acts as a collagen for the connective tissues. and assists in the absorption of iron.

Boosts immunity

Aam panna is loaded with antioxidants and Vitamin-C. Drinking it regularly will increase immunity as these nutrients makes our body better equipped to fight against microbes.

Restrain Gastrointestinal issues

Aam panna is associated with decreasing gastrointestinal disorders and bilious disorders. Acids in raw mangoes aid in triggering the secretion of bile, which is known to act as a healing agent for intestines.

Improves digestion

Often we don’t have the appetite during summer seasons. Also, digestion problems are more frequent during hot and humid days.  This is mostly due to loss of body fluids. Keep on quenching your thirst with this mango drink and prevent indigestion, diarrhea, constipation and piles.

Combats blood related problems

Blood related disorders can be prohibited by its consumption. It aids in making the blood vessels more elastic and iron in it helps in the formation of new blood cells. Vitamin-C in it assists in the absorption of iron and prevents cholera, tuberculosis and dysentery.

Aam panna recipe

aam panna

Aam panna

  • Aam panna is quite an easy drink to prepare
  • Cooking time: 5 mins
  • Preparation time: 15 mins

Key Ingredients

  • Cumin Powder 1 teaspoon
  • Raw mangoes 250 grams(1 serving)
  • Black salt ½ teaspoon
  • Sugar 1 cup
  • Salt according to taste

Steps to make

  • Boil the mango in pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles.
  • After the mango cools; remove the skin of the mango.
  • Chop the mango finely and add cumin powder, black salt, sugar and salt.
  • Blend it till it becomes a thick puree.
  • Put it in the refrigerator till it gets chilled.
  • Pour the pulp in a glass and add water & ice cubes.
  • Stir it well.
  • Enjoy the refreshing drink

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