According to the Washington Post published July 5, 2018, “All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week”
And it’s now almost four weeks later and there’s still no end in sight. At this point it’s absolutely crucial that staying cool and hydrated is essential, but how to do this with a busy schedule?
Here are 3 easy ways to slide key foods into your home or work routine so you stay cool and look beautiful!
Lemons are famous for their alkaline properties, producing electrolytes that make them an excellent source of vital mineral salts to ensure proper PH balance in the body. In addition, sipping on lemon water is an excellent way to cleanse the gut and lymphatic system – which means less bloat. Let’s not forget that lemons are an excellent source of absorbable vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant, helping the body form and maintain connective tissue, which means less wrinkles !
Cucumbers: slice them into sticks and throw them into a lunch bag or juice.
Cucumbers offer hydration at a deep cellular level while providing us with a fountain of youth effect! Just like lemons, cucumbers actually help remove toxic debris from the body – in this case your kidneys and help to cool over-stressed adrenal glands. Try juicing two english cucumbers daily for a cool rejuvenating drink loaded with chlorophyll, and vitamins A & C. Skin saving and hair strengthening cucumber can be easily sliced into sticks and enjoyed with a low-cal veggie dip, or try juicing two english cucumbers for a healing hydrating tonic.
Melons: try melon slices for breakfast before your morning coffee – you’ll actually feel your cells hydrate on every level !
Melons are essentially balls of nutrient packed purified water, making them one of the most hydrating foods you can eat. Because they are so easily digested, melons bind on to undigested foods and proteins and are an essential food for healing gut issues. Also high in silica, melons are excellent to restore connective tissue – which means smoother tighter skin !
***Important note, melons digest quickly, so should be eaten on an empty stomach to prevent digestive discomfort and bloating.
So go ahead and pack these foods into your lunch bag, or add to the weekly grocery list. If you have a kitchen at the office, then by all means stock the fridge, or start a collection for a juicer – your co-workers will love you for it !