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National Hydration Day! Are you Hydrated?





Hi! Happy Hydration Day America! It is officially Summer, and with Summer and global warming comes heat, heat exhaustion, and dehydration. Today we just want to send a friendly reminder to stay hydrated and stay safe; this Season is not one to play with in regards to health. Dehydration can be a severe condition that can lead to heat stroke, among other things.

Water may not be the tastiest of drinks if one is a heavy soda drinker, but it is one of the best ways to stay completely hydrated. Hydration is not about only drinking plain water either, though it is one of the healthiest ways for one too. Liquids, whether it be from fruits, vegetables, tea, infused water, or sports drinks with electrolytes, are great ways to hydrate as well. As the temperatures heat up, your body starts to perspire; hence you are losing water from merely sweating. To avoid fainting or falling out somewhere, remember to quench your thirst to keep yourself hydrated. National Hydration Day is about bringing awareness to the masses of the importance of hydrating one’s body, whether indoors or outdoors. So, though you may not need 8 glasses of liquid to be sufficiently hydrated, heck you might need more. Remember to take a sip (preferably water) and look out for the warning signs to avoid dehydration.

Check out our post on 5 Signs You Are Dehydrated and make an easy Infused Hydrating mild cleansing drink (see below)


Infused Hydration Water Recipe

Refreshing Organic Cucumber Lemon Ginger Mint Water

Serving Size: 4 – 6

Prep 10 Minutes

Sit/Simmer Timer: Overnight

What you need for this recipe:

· Glass Jars/Pitchers

· (1) Cucumber

· (2) Lemons

· (1) Thumb size Ginger

· (1) Bunch of Mint

Instructions:

Rinse cucumber, ginger and mint. Peel and cut ginger, layer on the bottom followed by the cucumber, squeeze lemons, pour a water over the top and let sit for 4 to 6 hours or overnight for stronger flavor. (1 hour before serving drop in mint and if need to put in the fridge or pour over ice.)

Garnish with a Mint when ready to serve

*Another option would be to boil the ginger making it super medicinal/potent and then letting it cool before mixing it with the other ingredients and then chilling it in the fridge or with ice.

There are so many things coming against us this year, do your best to keep your health, your total well-being in tip top shape. This is not the time to be laissez-faire with your health. It is the time to jump on the band wagon to live your best fit and nourishing life and you can start by being hydrated. Your total body is composed of over 60% water, the heart and brain over 70% and your lungs over 80%; water is imperative to all of our lives to sustain.



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