Beat the heat: Mix salt, pepper and mint into your lemonade.
Keeping cool in warm weather can mean staying hydrated. Lemonade is good for your thirst, but a few more ingredients can help you even more.
Lemons, sugar, water, yes, those ingredients you know. But lemonade recipes from India may include a pinch of salt, mint, ground black pepper, cumin seeds or other ingredients.
The added flavors may make you drink more. Salt helps replenish electrolytes lost through sweating. Pepper will make your brain think it is hotter and make you sweat to cool down. And mint contains menthol, which binds with cold receptors on the skin. All of them can help quench your thirst and keep you cool.
Just look up some recipes for Indian lemonade to get some fresh ideas.