ICMR's Guidelines on Drinks to Avoid for Better Health in Summers


Sugary Beverages

    Soft Drinks and Colas: These are high in sugar and can lead to dehydration rather than quenching thirst.

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Caffeinated Drinks

    Coffee and Tea: Excessive consumption of caffeinated drinks can lead to dehydration. It is advised to limit intake.

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Alcoholic Beverages

    Beer, Wine, Spirits: Alcohol can cause dehydration and should be consumed in moderation, if at all, during hot weather.

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Energy Drinks

    Commercial Energy Drinks: These often contain high levels of caffeine and sugar, which can increase dehydration and cause other health issues.

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Dairy-Based Drinks

    Full-fat Milkshakes and Creamy Drinks: These can be heavy and difficult to digest in the summer heat, leading to discomfort.

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Artificially Flavored Drinks

    Synthetic Flavored Beverages: These often contain artificial colors and flavors, which may not be good for health and can sometimes lead to allergic reactions or other health issues.

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Packaged Fruit Juices

    Packaged Fruit Juices often contain added sugars and preservatives which can be detrimental to health.

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