Y'all. It's hot. Have you entered summer yet? Please do not take this as a complaint. I absolutely LOVE the summer. It's my favorite season. I love the heat. I love being outside. I love everything about summer. But, I'm not going to lie, I still get hot! Our first inclination can be to drink ALL the iced beverages to cool down, but that's actually not going to help at all. We have to find ways to cool down in other ways that don't harm our bodies. All foods have either heating or cooling properties. This is what we want to hone in on.
I love this quick and easy refresher to make in the middle of summer. Not only is it super cooling and refreshing, it does a great job of truly hydrating the body, which is something we really need to do in the summer time.
My general rule for hydration is getting in 1/2 your body weight in ounces. In the summer time, which is generally a dehydrating time, I would add in a few extra ounces. Hydration is super important for proper functioning and optimal health of all of our tissue systems. Without good hydration, your skin will be dry, you can have issues of constipation, and can even lead to cellular dehydration, and improper functioning of our kidneys and other organs!
If you've ever had a consultation with me, you know that hydration is one of the bigger things I focus on. Ask any of my clients!
I love this simple little refresher because it has foods in it that are cooling in nature, which helps with cooling our body temps in the heat, but they also allow for extra hydration and retention of water in the body...instead of just being flushed out. I hope you enjoy this as much as me and my family do!