It’s almost summertime but if you live in the South like we do it’s been hot for months! This drink is absolutely refreshing and perfect for those BBQ get togethers or for a ladies night in.
So here’s what you need
- 3 cups watermelon, chopped
- 5 mint leaves, chopped
- 1/2 gallon of water
Serve over ice and enjoy!
If you’re like most people I know you have a hard time getting all of your daily allotment of water in, so, for the month of November I’m doing a challenge to keep us hydrated!
Did you know you need to drink HALF of your body weight in water every single day to stay hydrated? Yep, so let’s say you weight 150lbs you need to drink 75oz per day! It is completely doable once you get into the habit of it.
Come join the Challenge, it’s on Facebook in my Health and Fitness Motivation group- you can join us here!
Coconut Water Benefits:
✔️Low in calories
✔️More potassium than 4 bananas!
✔️Full of electrolytes
Drink it alone or make a smoothie with it and enjoy the benefits!
Coconut Strawberry Smoothie:
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2-1 tbsp honey
Blend all ingredients. Makes one serving.
This post if full of TIPs and FACTs concerning precious water. Read them, learn from them, share them with others!
It takes a loss of only 1% – 2% of your body’s ideal water content to cause dehydration.
You MUST remember to drink even when you’re not thirsty.
An average person loses about 90 ounces of water daily.
Drink more if you’re engaged in sweaty exercise.
Beverages containing alcohol and caffeine create
an un-quenchable thirst in the body.
Only water truly hydrates the body and alleviates the diseases of dehydration.
Don’t like plain ol’ water? Plain water boring??? Spice it up by saturating it with fresh bruised mint leaves or a squeeze of lemon or lime. Use your imagination.
Never set down an empty glass without refilling it with water.
Drinking ice cold water actually makes you lose weight because fat calories are burned to bring the water temperature up to internal 98.6 degrees F. Some people find they have stomach cramps from this, so experiment and see if your body is ok with this.
The sense of thirst dims with age –
so make sure older people are drinking plenty of water.
Those on high-blood pressure or other medications should consult with their doctor to determine their proper water consumption.
Never pass a water cooler without stopping for a sip.
Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize stored fat.
Don’t misinterpret your thirst drive as hunger. Drink an “ice-cold” glass of water and wait a minute or two. You’ll find your not as hungry as you thought.
Drinking enough water is the best treatment for fluid retention. Give your body plenty of water and the stored water will be released.
If you don’t drink enough water, your body’s reaction is to retain the water it does have. This in turn hampers kidney function and waste products accumulate. Your liver is then called upon to flush out the impurities. As a result, one of your livers main functions – metabolizing fat into useable energy –
Over-weight people need more water than thin people.
Re-vamp your lifestyle to include lots and lots of water. It will prove to be the simplest, least expensive, most powerful and longest lasting key to long term fat reduction.
Average, “within proper weight” people should drink eight, 8 oz. glasses of water each and every day. (About 2 Quarts) Over-weight people need one additional glass for every 25 pounds of excess weight.
Water helps maintain proper muscle tone and prevents sagging skin.
Water helps rid the body of toxic waste.
Water helps detoxify the body from the effects of long term smoking, helping to eliminate the insidious tar and and acidic nicotine from the lungs.
Hate to urinate??? Remember each time you do, you are ridding the body of unwanted waste, unwanted fat, and unwanted toxins.
Water has a profound effect on brain function and energy levels. Even a slight dehydration can produce a small but critical shrinkage of the brain, impairing neuromuscular coordination, concentration and thinking.
A deficiency of water can alter the concentration of electrolytes such as sodium, potassium and chloride which has a negative effect on the function of the brain.
Beverages that contain caffeine, i.e. coffee, some tea and some sodas act as diuretics, increasing urine production and promoting loss of fluids.
Negative effect of caffeine provokes insulin release and may in fact enhance the storage of what is eaten – as fat.
If your eyes, nose, and throat feel dry – drink some water before you use eyedrops, nasal sprays, or suck on a candy or cough drop. Your body has been trying to tell you that you need MORE WATER.
Healthy people stay healthy with water – it’s cheap; nearly free, and good for you.
Dehydration reduces blood volume, creating thicker, more concentrated blood which stresses the heart. This also decreases the ability to transport oxygen and nutrients to the muscles and other living cells.
Dehydration can be linked to impotence – via – not enough fluids to create seminal fluids.
Dehydration can also be linked to hair loss – not enough fluids to carry proteins to the scalp.
You name it, almost every dis-ease known to man or woman is probably linked to a lack of water.