Friday, 6 July 2018

What to drink in hot weather

During the heatwave we have been having its important to drink the right things.  You need to stay hydrated and cool!  It's not so bad on your travels as those hot countries are better equipped for the weather but here in North Wales we have had a good few weeks worth of extreme heats with no sign of it stopping!  I am definitely struggling, we have no air con or even a fan to take the edge off.  On holiday its okay as I don't have to do much, just relax and unwind.  But at home I have all my chores and work to complete.

So what should you be drinking during a heatwave?  You might have noticed yourself getting more headaches because of the heat so its important to keep on top of how much you are drinking.  Twice this week I had a bad migraine so I know I need to do something to keep on top of it.

Tea is a mild diuretic so your probably best choosing something else.  Whilst we were on holiday in Orlando I hardly had any tea which is most unlike me.  But then I didn't have any headaches.

Buy a blender from a site like MyJuicer and then make up some fresh juices.  It's best to lengthen them with soda water so they are very refreshing!  We lose a lot of water sweating so don't forget to keep the fluids coming when the temperatures are higher than usual.

Tips to stay hydrated

Add lots of ice cubes to keep the drink as cool as possible.

Consider coconut water it has been proven to aid re-hydration!

Cucumbers can hydrate you better than a glass of water so why not add them to your juicer, with 96% water they are perfect to help with your thirst!  Watermelons are also high in water (92%) so another great ingredient to add to your juices.

Water on its own isn't always the best choice surprisingly, because it does not have the same minerals as what your body has lost.  So using a juicer and thinking about the types of fruit and vegetables you juice can make a real difference.

Fingers crossed you manage to stay refreshed in this heat.

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