Sometimes, it’s possible to get bored of drinking just water or lemonade. Your taste buds get tired of the same taste, the same flavors, the same aromas. Adding something new to your drinks can wake up the taste buds and stimulate your desire to drink.
Your body might need water; it might be thirsty. But you may not feel like drinking it because it doesn’t taste good. There’s a difference between hunger/thirst and appetite. So it’s possible to refuse food and drink which might be good for you merely because it doesn’t taste good.
Here are some ideas that will get you out of this bind:
Coriander and Mint Juice
This is a combination people don’t really think of but it can be quite refreshing and surprisingly good for you. Coriander is also known as cilantro. Take some coriander leaves, a few mint leaves, mix with water, add a bit of lemon and blend. You’ll love the result. And even if you don’t, your taste buds are always interested in trying something new. So you can give it a shot for the novelty if nothing else.
Milk and Buttermilk
Often, when people are thinking about rehydrating, they forget a very common ingredient found in all kitchens: milk. We don’t drink milk past childhood anymore. But there’s no reason why we shouldn’t because it’s loaded with vitamins, protein and calcium (an ingredient which seniors really need for strong bones).
If you’re lactose intolerant, why not try buttermilk which is made from yoghurt? Take a cup of water and add about two tablespoons of yoghurt to it. Add a dash of salt and/or crushed cumin seeds, blend and drink. This is great for your stomach and is very cooling on those hot summer days.
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