Actor Rakul Preet Singh, who is currently seen alongside Arjun Kapoor in the music video ‘Dil hai Deewana, took to her Instagram stories to share her secret of healthy living in the warm season.
She reveals that she resorts to barley water for staying cool during the scorching months. The actor also listed several health benefits of the drink.
“Thinking how to beat the summer heat? Let barley water come to your rescue. A cool drink suggested by my super cool nutritionist @munmun.ganeriwal, it will rid you of all summer woes; be it bloating, acne, or any digestive issue. Ise kehte hai: chota naam, bada kaam,” Rakul wrote.
Barley or jau is said to be one of the most refreshing drinks in summer that nourishes your skin. Barley, as a whole grain, is an important source of dietary fibre, vitamins, and minerals that are not found in refined grains. Flavoured with lemon juice, it can give you a tangy twist.
So why not you also try this drink as the recipe is very simple and easy to make.
Ingredients: Barley, Water, Rock sugar or salt (optional), Lemon juice (as needed)
Method: Wash and soak barley for not less than eight hours; Drain the water completely; Add water and barley to a pot or cooker and pressure cook it until it turns mushy; Let the solution cool to room temperature; Strain and add rock sugar or salt, lemon: Enjoy with ice or raw honey