So, it’s that time of the year when the summer heat is at an all time high and you’d love nothing better than to stay indoors and put your feet up. Summertime usually means evenings at the beach and sitting outdoors with the family, but it’s also that time of the year when you should pay special attention to your health. On one hand, your skin needs to be extra protected with regular sunscreen application and on the other hand, you should take care to rehydrate yourself every hour or two. And no- sipping a cold fizzy drink or gulping down a chilled beer does not count as hydration!
Water is by far the best liquid you can consume in the hot summer months to keep your body functioning at its optimum, boost your immunity, skin glowing, maintain a healthy weight and even keep your feeling refreshed. This summer however, instead of reaching out for a chilled glass of plain water, how about giving your body extra benefits by sipping summer cleansing drinks instead?
Benefits of Summer Cleansing Drinks
To be honest, I love the fact that there are so many different ways that you can play around with both fruity and herbal ingredients to get a different refreshing flavor each time. There is no one right way or recipe to create your own summer cleansing drinks because each fruit, herb or veggie offers its own bounty of goodness. Secondly, it’s a great way to ensure that your body doesn’t lose out on essential electrolytes and vitamins which are usually lost quickly through sweat. Thirdly, the right combo of ingredients can also help boost your metabolism and help you burn fat faster (and who doesn’t like that?).
My Top 5 Summer Cleansing Drinks
Filled with the electrolytes your body needs to prevent itself from going into dehydration mode, Mother Nature also added heart boosting properties, antioxidants and multiple other benefits to coconut water just for you. Enjoy at least one glass of fresh coconut water every day.
Lemon and Mint
Keep forgetting to take your Vit C pill everyday? When you add a few wedges of lime to a jug of chilled water, topped with mint for freshness, you give yourself naturally occurring Vit C which is great for you. It’s a natural detoxifier and aids in digestion. Plus, it cools the body too.
Guava & Watermelon
A summer favorite, both these fruits are even yummier in the sweltering heat and taste great together. Watermelon in particular has a high-water content and helps to cool down the body instantly whereas guava has plenty of vitamins. Great way to stay cool from inside.
Cucumber & Lemon
Cucumber doesn’t just taste great in a salad- it tastes even better when used to flavor natural water! Its high-water content keeps the body cool and can also promote healthy weight loss. Plus, you get plenty of Vit C too, with a natural citrusy flavor.
Give your body the ultimate green boost by enjoying a blend of spinach, avocado and kale all of which contain ample chlorophyll and phytochemicals which boost immunity and can help you maintain a healthy weight.
Introducing summer cleansing drinks in your diet is just one easy way to get your daily dose of fruits and veggies. Keen to know how else you can easily make fresh produce a part of your diet? Then just write to me or connect with me on social media to find out more.