Many of us are experiencing excessive heat waves.
I cannot remember it being so hot and dry here in Alentejo for many years.
Recently I read an article about keeping hydrated. My youngest son Filipe, when he phones, asks me. "mum, did you drink your intake of daily water".
I don't know about yourselves .. but its so important for our health.
A recent BBC report .
Not surprising for me, as my mother was a great believer in drinking tea to quench one's thirst.
They say that tea is better for you than water. Some of us may agree or disagree.
Water essentially replaces fluid - Tea replaces fluids and contains antioxidants. Specifically flavonoids , some of the research believed and found that same compounds can ward off heart attacks.
My parents had 4 to 5 cups of tea per day.. and lived a very healthy life.
I wrote a post about tea some time ago. Its a very healthy drink and hydrates our body.
Ceylon black tea.. is one of the best. You can cool it and put a sprig of mint in it , better than caned iced tea.
Herbal teas.. are ideal.. black fruits , camamille.. Its also good for loosing a few extra pounds.!
Some other drinks to quench our thirst. Fresh fruit juices.. as sugar free as possible. Sodas and carb drinks are not healthy for us. Its so easy with our blender, to make a fruit smoothie, fruits that have natural sugar content.
My daughter in law Sasha.. makes her jugs of fresh water, and adds mint, or lemon slices.. make sure its a fresh lemon that you cut open.. and just puts the cut fruit in the water.. its so refreshing.
Just a little post to remember , that during these very hot summer days ..we must stay hydrated. Being de hydrated can lead to a drop in mood and energy levels.
Its the 1st of July.. Take time to think about your health.. its worth it. So many people drink sodas and pop. Try some of these drinks and you will feel the benifits...
Stay in the shade. take care of the suns rays. use organic sun cream.
Where ever you live .. wishing you a happy Wednesday.