Summertime is hot, and when you’re active outside either playing, exercising, swimming, or hot tubbing, you want to stay hydrated. Not only is it good for you, but it helps you stay active and energized all day long.
The good news is that there’s more than water (which is always great) to fulfill your hydration needs. Let’s look at the best hydrating drinks for summer full of electrolytes,, minerals, vitamins, and probiotics.
Imagine sitting by the pool or soaking in the hot tub with a nice glass of lemon water. It’s such a simple and refreshing drink.
Plus, lemon water has added health benefits. You’ll get a bit of extra Vitamin C, and since lemons help with digestion, you’ll feel great.
Many nutritionists recommend a daily lemon water that includes the juice of two lemons and a pinch of salt to stay hydrated.
One of our favorite year round drinks for hydration is coconut water. Not only is it low in calories, it’s high in potassium. What’s more, some say it’s more hydrating than plain water because of the electrolytes.
There’s nothing better in the summer than fresh fruit. Why not add it to your water? This increases the water’s hydrating power, helps give you your daily serving of fruit, and it tastes delicious.
Here are some ideas:
- Add strawberries, and you’ll add Vitamin C, minerals, and fiber. Plus, it’s delicious. You can also try this: add 15 strawberries, half gallon of water, one sliced lemon with rind, refrigerate four hours and enjoy.
- Toss in some watermelon to add Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and magnesium. Consider two cups of finely chopped watermelon, a gallon of water, and 15 chopped basil leaves. Infuse for four hours and enjoy.
- Add grapefruit for antioxidants. Try this recipe: add one grapefruit thinly sliced with rind on, one gallon of water, and a half cup of slightly crushed raspberries. Infuse for four hours and enjoy.
- We also love citrus and blueberry together. Slice two oranges in thin slices with rind on, one cup of blueberries, and a gallon water. Infuse for four hours before drinking.
Did know the best way to add chia to your diet is to soak the seeds in water? They swell quickly, making a natural energy drink that’s also hydrating.
Hot tubbing, swimming, playing, and exercising outside in the summer are the best of times. But, you do need to stay hydrated to take care of your body and keep up your energy levels.
Try these drinks today and keep your body fit and strong all summer long!