A fast and easy drink for those hot summer days
It was hot this past weekend. Summer in New Jersey, typical July weather. A heat wave with heat index into the triple digits. Combine high temperatures with high humidity and you have a recipe for needing to find ways to get cool. We all know the typical ways: air-conditioning, find a pool or other big body of water, dress appropriately and do not exercise during high heat times. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. And don’t forget to squeeze a lemon. LEMON. A freshly cut lemon with the lemon juice squeezed into a cold glass of water. The fake lemons don’t work, this has to be the real thing. Health benefits abound. Taste benefits too. In fact, don’t wait for the next heat wave to hit. This is a great daily habit: drinking lemon water.
Health benefits from lemons
Drinking lemon juice in water is one of best ways for your body to feel that cleansed feeling. During this last heat wave drinking water was essential to replace water loss. Was it an illusion that sweat and lemon water were making me feel good? No.
Adds Vitamin C to the diet
Drinking lemon juice is an affordable and preventive way to treat your body with respect. Not only are the health benefits wide and varied, a squeeze of lemon makes your half-way boring glass of water taste good. Your kids will love the taste too. Some of you readers probably do the lemon and water thing already. Shout out your comments! Do your kids like drinking it? My kids always expect the lemon peels to fall down the water pitcher and into their glasses. They love lemon water and the look of the lemon peel floating in their glass. It is true. Yellow is a beautiful color.