Our body is made up of 60-75% water. When we get dehydrated it reacts with many symptoms from lethargy to dry skin. Here, I’m going to offer you some summertime tips to stay hydrated and dehydration-free.
During the hot and humid summer months, there are greater demands placed on your body to keep cool. If you are spending a lot of time outdoors—swimming, biking, hiking, hanging out at the beach—you want to make sure you and your family is hydrating adequately.
The good news is that hydration is not all about drinking water. Here’s a few other ways to make sure you stay hydrated:
- Snack on Fresh Fruit
Fresh fruit is full of water and the sugar and nutrients in fruit helps your body hydrate easier. Compare a raisin to a grape to see just how much water is in fruit compared to its dehydrated form.
Pack along a cooler with grapes, berries, apples, peeled oranges or other favorite whole fruits with you wherever you are spending time outdoors. Children love fruit for its natural sweetness and flavor. For extra delicious fruit, buy organic.
- Eat Raw Vegetables
Raw Vegetables are another great way to sneak hydration into your day.
We travel with veggies such as celery, baby carrots (or cut up carrot sticks), cherry tomatoes and sliced turnips. These quick veggies can even be found at most grocery stores these day pre-packaged for you.
- Essential Oils
Carry a glass or stainless steel water bottle with you and add a few drop of your favorite Young Living Vitality Essential Oils to help your body hydrate. Our favorites are Lime, Lemon, Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit and Black Pepper Vitality Essential Oils from Young Living. Check out the full line of Vitality Essential Oils for more options.
Warning: You should NEVER ingest any brand other than Young Living Essential Oils. Other brands are full of synthetic chemicals and toxins and should not be ingested. You should also never put citrus essential oils in a plastic container.
Smoothies are a great way to sneak liquids into your diet. We love blending spinach and spring lettuce into a smoothie with frozen banana and strawberries. It’s a hit with kids and adults a like and is a great pre or post outdoor snack.
Homemade Popsicles are a great way to get some quick hydration and cope with a hot summer day. These days you can find whole food fruit popsicles right in the freezer section of any grocer.
We love making homemade popsicles by sticking individual NingXia Red packets in the freezer. Then we simply tear open and enjoy. Yum!
I hope you have enjoyed this simple summertime hydration tips. Share your thoughts in the comments section. We always love hearing from you.
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