AAM PANNA : The Tasty Traditional Health Beverage
“Aam panna helps in replenishing the lost electrolytes due to excessive seating during the hot summer months”
Traditional Indian Drink
The summer season has arrived with full force, accompanied by intense heat! However, there are some seasonal remedies that can combat these high temperatures and aam panna (made from green mangoes) is one such remedy that helps to fight the summer heat.
The green mango drink (aam panna) is a traditional Indian beverage, recognized for its heat-resistant properties. Prepared by blending boiled raw mango along with some spices, sugar, salt, a few herbs and crushed Ice, makes aam panna not only a tasty and tangy drink, but also one of the healthiest drinks during the summers.
A Health Tonic
Aam panna is very popular, especially in the northern parts of India and people in the olden days believed that this drink is a kind of tonic that helps in preventing tuberculosis, anemia, dysentery and cholera. Thus aam panna acts as a natural vaccine during the summer season. So, instead of those painful shots, opt for this natural, tasty, sweet, tangy and spicy drink!
Aam panna is also a good source of vitamins Bi and B2, niacin and vitamin C. In addition to several health benefits this drink also safeguards against certain disorders. Thus, here are a few health benefits of this summery drink.
Health Benefits Of Aam Panna
Aam panna acts as a perfect remedy for stomach problems as it helps in combating indigestion during the summer months. The pectin in mangoes helps in curing certain problems like dysentery, diarrhea, dyspepsia and even constipation (this is one food that cures both diarrhea and constipation). It even acts as an antiseptic, by stimulating acid secretions of bile and thus helps in healing any intestinal bacterial infections. Aam panna is also a helpful drink if one is afflicted with jaundice, urticarial rash and liver diseases.
Fights Heat Stroke
Being rich in electrolytes, aam panna helps in replenishing the lost electrolytes due to excessive sweating during the hot summer months. The water present in this drink also helps in treating dehydration during the summers. Thus, a glass of this drink helps in keeping up energy levels during the day.
Beneficial For Diabetics
Raw mango has a lower glycemic index, compared to ripe mango and therefore helps in acting as an energy drink, as well as a rehydrating natural drink for diabetics.
Power House Of Vitamins
Being rich in vitamin A, B and C, aam panna is nutritious as well. Vitamin C helps in the formation of collagen and is good for maintaining skin and hair. It also helps in boosting immunity. Vitamin A is good for the eyes and acts as an antioxidant, which indirectly helps in preventing against certain kind of cancers. Vitamin B6 in mangoes acts as a mood elevator due to its stimulation of gamma amino-butyric acid a (neurotransmitter), which helps in calming the mind and also relieves stress.
Increases Concentration And Memory
The glutamine present in aam panna helps in increasing concentration and also increases memory power. So, since it is exam-friendly, make sure to offer a glass of aam panna to your kids, during their examinations.
Promotes A Happy Heart
Aam panna helps in forming new blood cells. The iron content in mango helps in doing so and the elasticity of the blood vessels is maintained by vitamin C in mangoes. Thus, it helps in a clear blood flow in the blood vessels of the heart. Also, the fibre in mango helps in preventing accumulation of cholesterol in heart blood vessels and this in turn helps prevent sudden heart attacks.
The vitamin A and vitamin C in mangoes acts as natural antioxidants and also stimulate production of many antioxidants like quercetin, astragalin, methyl gallate and isoquercitrin. The abundance of these antioxidants helps in protecting the body from certain cancers, like lungs, prostate, breast, leukemia, stomach etc.
Good For The Skin
As mangoes are rich in vitamin C and vitamin A, aam panna is also good for healthy skin as these vitamins help in maintaining the moisture of the skin and hair and hence prevent it from becoming dry and brittle, especially during the summers. Thus, a glass of aam panna can enhance beauty as well. Also, certain skin disorders which occur during the summer months are prevented or cured with vitamin C in the mangoes, as this vitamin increases immunity levels and also prevents fungal infections due to excessive sweating.