After a day under the sun, your body will start asking you to replenish liquids. The thirst might make you go straight for a cocktail or a soda; however, is this ideal to keep you hydrated during summer? By ingesting alcohol, its active ingredients force the body to discard more liquids than it ingests and, along with them, vitamins and minerals that are necessary to maintain your body’s balance. While sugary drinks dehydrate you by using the water already inside your body to metabolize the sugar you just ingested.
After all, if you want to maintain a healthy body and a healthy appearance, being hydrated is one of the first things to keep in mind. When you sweat, you dispose of 50 milliliters of liquids per second so you need to replenish them together with the minerals that escaped along with them.
Simple water is one of the simplest and most effective ways to replenish liquids and, without a doubt, the healthiest. It contains sodium and potassium that help hydrate you even better than sports drinks do.
Possibly, the idea of drinking water alone sounds like a boring option during your vacations, which is why here are 5 ideal summer drinks that are not only delicious, but also refreshing, will keep you hydrated and replenish all those nutrients needed to keep you active during your activities. Maintain the balance your body needs, because hydration can be delicious.
Natural coconut water
Either directly from the coconut or in combination with the juice of another fruit, this is nature’s hydrating drink par excellence and the perfect companion for a beach getaway this summer. Its amount of sodium, potassium, and magnesium make it an excellent drink after strenuous exercise or after a hot day of surfing on the beach.
Red berries infusions
Red berries infusions are equally good for hydration. Whether you choose mineral or plain water, if you enjoy strawberries, raspberries, or berries in general, these infusions will become part of your favorite beverages. The freshness is caused by their balanced sweet and sour flavors and the berries are rich in antioxidants. Each one of them has a different property, for example, blueberry is a wonderful natural antibiotic and blackberry helps lower the body’s cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Blend a few pieces of watermelon together with water and obtain a refreshing summer beverage. Watermelon is composed almost entirely of water, which makes it an excellent source of liquids. It is rich in vitamin C, perfect for maintaining impenetrable defenses against the onslaughts of any microorganism, as well as helping digestion if you decide to drink it before breakfast.
Lemonade with strawberry and mint
Nothing is more refreshing than a delicious glass of natural pink lemonade. Lemonade with strawberries and a hint of mint is not only hydrating but also the favorite of many for its combination of flavors. Lime is one of the best-known sources of vitamin C, as well as an aid in maintaining an alkaline body. The strawberry on the other hand is a good source of antioxidants and peppermint helps digestion.
One of the plants best known for having an incredible variety of properties can also be a refreshing summer drink. Just add the juice of your favorite citrus fruit to a glass of aloe gel blended in with water to enjoy a hydrating drink full of vitamins such as A, C, and E, in addition to containing B12 and being rich in minerals which help your body replenish its fluids.