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Hydrate for Summer
BY PAM WENZEL / PHOTOS BY MATT CALLAHAN
As the temperature rises, we need to remember to replenish
the fluid element in our body. Whether we’re out in the sun
dancing to the music, or ducking into the shade for a series
of sun salutations, the Summer months require us to pay attention to hydration, as we may be having too much fun to
even notice that our water bottle is empty.
Along with the ever-important element of water, juicy fruits
and vegetables (like the versatile cucumber) can help us remain hydrated not only because of their high fluid volume,
but also because they contain minerals and electrolytes. In
addition, they are full of antioxidants and prana, which is
their life-force and vitality.
Spas know this secret, and often feature creative recipes for
enticing waters that are beautiful and delicious. We can borrow a few of their secrets in order to enjoy some variety in
what we sip at home or on the road in order to stay cool this
season and throughout the year.
GRAPEFRUIT ORANGE LEMON LIME MINT
1 grapefruit thinly sliced, orange thinly sliced,
1 lemon thinly sliced and 1 lime thinly sliced
3-4 cups of ice
3-4 cups of cold water
4 fresh mint sprigs
Combine ingredients and allow 20-30 minutes for flavors
Grapefruit are widely known as the “fat-burning” fruit.
Oranges not only help prevent illnesses such as colds, and-sore throat, but can also help speed your recovery.