Come summers and Aam panna, the desi summer cooler is everywhere. While you may have heard of aam panna, you may not know about its health benefits. This Indian drink is very well- known for its cooling properties. It also tastes brilliant, making it a brilliant summer drink. Made of raw mangoes, this yellowish-green drink is a perfect beverage to bust the Indian tropical heat.
Raw mangoes are full of nutrients such as carbohydrates, vitamins A, B1, B2, and C, and, minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, iron and nutrients namely folate, pectin, choline are also found in aam panha. Fruit Seeds Health Benefits: Mango, Jamun, Jackfruit+ 3 Other Kernels That Are Super Nutritional!
Health Benefits of Aam Panna (Watch Video):
Here are the health benefits of drinking aam panna:
Homemade aam panna is a digestive. The beverage is rich in fibre and vitamin B, which are good for your tummy. It resolves constipation and relieves acidity. Even the minerals and other nutrients found in aam panna help in improving intestinal health.
Aam panna is known to improve the electrolyte balance in the body and helps beat dehydration during summers. In places like North India, aam panna is a staple because it protects the body against the harsh heat waves.
Low on Glycemic Index
Raw mango is known to be low on the glycemic index and is considered safe for people with high blood sugar. However, too much aam panna sweetened with processed sugar can be bad for diabetics.
Helps Beat Stress
Believe it or not, aam panna can help improve mental health. Rich in vitamin B6 aam panna produces BAGA acid that causes the central nervous system to act as a neurotransmitter. Consuming aam pan help soothe stress and relax you.
Raw mangoes are naturally rich in various vitamins and mineral and this desi cooler can help clean your body of toxins. Aam panna is a detoxifying drink which sheilds body against seasonal change, preparing it against the summer.
Improves Eye Health
Did you know that aam panna can improve your eye health? Rich is vitamin A, aam panna, helps protect the eyes from diseases such as cataract, dry eyes, etc.
Aam panna is an amazing natural source of iron, preventing diseases caused due to iron deficiency. Health issues such as anaemia can be avoided if your body makes enough iron.
How to Make Healthy Aam Pana at Home:
You will need simple yet fresh ingredients to make aam panna:
- Raw mangoes
- Mint leaves
- Black salt
- Roasted cumin powder
- Black pepper
- Soaked fennel
The process includes cleaning, chopping and boiling the raw mangoes and then adding the spices accordingly.
Aam Pana Recipe video:
You must remember that the aam panna concentrate that you find in the market may not have similar health benefits as the homemade one. Usually, the packaged aam panna concentrates have unhealthy added preservatives and sweeteners, so always try to make fresh panna at home.