Healthy summer drinks ideas
Everybody awaits the summertime, simply because this season is funnier than other seasons and has lots to offer; in the end, all you will remember is what you did last summer! Each season has its own beauty but none of them compares to the summer! When you say summer you think about sun, fun, beach, seaside, swimming, swimming pool, parties, traveling, vacations, surfing, tanning etc. We all know what summer brings: lots of fun, but extra temperatures! And these extra temperatures makes us feel more tired, we lose more water than we normally do by sweating, by eliminating toxins, and by eliminating toxins, we also lose vitamins and antioxidants which help us to keep our body on the right track. We need a back-up plan and the best plan is to complement our dosage of liquids!
Ask any doctor you want, they will all recommend you the same thing: to drink at least 2 liters of water per day! So, you can stay hydrated the right way! Passing a summer day is not easy, especially if you work much! You need to eat right, drink right and if you have time to rest right too. But no matter your plan, nothing compares with a refreshing summer drink! So, hydration is important and we can get it from drinking lots of liquids! Alimentation is important too and we can rely on healthy foods like dairy, white meat only, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, salads dressed with olive oil and spices only! It is not easy at the beginning, but in time will become an habit.
All you need to be is creative and you can invent both: foods and drinks, very easy! From foods and from healthy drinks you can extract vitamins and antioxidants that your body so much needs! Fresh and colorful salads will makes sure that your body is on the right track in regards to foods and it will give your body the nutrients that so much needs to pass a heated day!
The dosage of nutrients can be multiplied with drinks too. Maybe it sounds a little bit chaotic, but it is not! Summer drinks can multiply the dosage of vitamins and antioxidants that your body must receive, in order to face a day of summer with extra temperatures! All you need is water, sugar or honey, fresh fruits and vegetables, a squeezer or a blender and ideas to prepare the best summer drinks ever!
You can start from point zero or better said, if you want to face summer you can rely on water only! In fact, our body is 90 percent water, so it needs more during summertime! The water is our life’s fountain; it hydrates our body and it maintains us healthy! It is recommended 2 liters of water per day to complement our reserves and to help our immune system to work the right way!
It even detoxifies our body! So, the water brings a major plus to our health! The idea of having more antioxidants and vitamins in our body can be developed based on all kind of juices that we can make during summertime, due to the multitude of combinations that can be done with all kind of fresh fruits and fresh vegetables!
For example, you might think that cucumbers do not go with fresh melon; actually, they do! And they feed your body a lot! You can try a smoothie based on this kind of combinations: fruits and vegetables or fruits only or vegetables only! Either way you will feel amazing! Your body will receive vitamins: the complex of vitamins B, vitamin C, D, Iron, Potassium and lots of antioxidants! If you want to make a list with the healthiest summer drinks, you will need some time, because the options are so many that you have no idea what to choose; not to mention how many ingredients can be combined and mixed! Like early said, you can start with water (in fact, water is the basic ingredient for every summer drinks) and you can go on with teas- the Green Tea is the best option you can get; it can even replace coffees in the morning; it gives you so much energy and it is so refreshing that you do not need anything else!
And you can try any kind of teas that has no caffeine at all- due to the lack of caffeine your body will not lose its hydration! Any tea you like is extraordinary for your body and they will feed your body up with Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Copper, Zinc and Magnesium and your body’s vital functions will be stimulated the right way. So, a heated summer day will no longer be a problem for you! You can opt for natural juices too- as a plus in your vitamin-mania diet. The classic orange juice is one of the best things you can have! Your body will receive vitamin C and you will feel amazing due to the refreshing drink offered to your immune system. And natural squeezed fruits can even supplement a meal or a snack; so if you think about your figure you can rely on such ‘’snacks’’ easily!
What if you try the classic lemonade and upgraded it with plants like lavender or rose petals. The lavender will give it a nice color and also an amazing taste. All you need is a cup of water (plane or carbonated), honey or brown sugar, ice cubs, lime slices, squeeze some lemons, add 3 spoons of dry lavender and you will have a lavender-lemonade! And the same idea matches the rose petals. So, to the classic lemonade you can add all kind of spices or vegetables or fresh fruits you like and it will result an amazing summer drink! All you need is to be creative! In fact, this is the key- your imagination! Opt for the most delicious fruits and build your own recipe! Be inspired and choose only the best from the rest! Due to heat, everybody gets tired more easily! From little kids to elderly people, the body loses energy easily and the power to concentrate on intellectual activities decreases! In such situations, when the body must face the heat, the body activates its own defense immune system and tries to fight and to eliminate heat from all over it.
The heart beats much faster, so it pumps more blood in the skin which eliminates the heat; from this reason appears the excessive sweating! As the sweat evaporates, the body cools down. Due to excessive heat, our body behaves different than it normally does when it supports heat! And by not supporting excessive heat, our body’s physical exercise and intellectual capacities decreases! Normally our body has 37 degrees, but due to heat it can get higher; exhaustion is installed when our body reaches 41 degrees- that’s the moment when our muscles refuse to work; the slowly our muscles work, the more exhausted we feel! That’s why during summertime the firs help against such situations are the natural juices, the smoothies obtained from fresh vegetables and fresh fruits, the lemonades, any teas you like and if you attend a party you can refresh with a nice Punch! In fact, vitamin-mania goes beyond summer drinks only; it refers to summer drinks but you can have it from other drinks too.
Normally, the Punch was present to any type of party, but nowadays the market offers other types of drinks and ‘’traditional’’ (by traditional I mean that the Punch was found at each party) drinks like the Punch has been replaced with cocktails based on alcohol or cocktails without alcohol! Experts in beverages think that cocktails are tastier than the traditional Punch, but even so, many party lover have not refused a cup of Punch if they were offered one! Each drink must have a story and the Punch does. Today drinks are created based on flavors and tastes, based on imagination and on creative ideas!
They all spread vitamins and antioxidants which are so important for our body! Tiredness and exhaustion made by heat will no longer be a problem, because you can refresh your body up with a tasty drink like a freezer made of bananas, strawberries, berries and ice cubes! You can stimulate your mind with a cup of Green Tea!
You can start breakfast with a tasty Green Tea cup and during the day consume other cups with ice cubes! Your brain will be stimulates too, so you will no lose your intellectual functions due to heat! And they will not slow either! The Green Tea is an amazing drink, it has lots of antioxidants and oligo-elements so important for the great function of our body- the freezers can offer a complete vitamin-mania! It does a lot for our immune system! It can even replace your daily dosage of coffee; it will give you all the needed energy and all the oligo-elements that your body needs to carry on during the day! It even stimulates your brain’s function, that is how great it is for your body!
And as a summer drink it is more than amazing, because it will protect your body against the heat, it will cool your body down and at the end of the day, you will realize that you have faced the most hot summer days! Protecting your body during summer time is extremely important! You must pay attention to your diet and to your beverages!
And you also must chose only the best from the rest in order to support your body during summertime! What you eat or what you drink can easily refresh your body or it ca make it feel more tired than it already is! A bowl of salad will always help you face summer days better than if you eat pizza, for example! A glass of natural juice will always refresh your body better than a cup of wine or a cup of soda!
So, it is extremely important to choose only what can help you to cool down, what stimulates your brain’s functions, what protects your heart and your immune system and in the end, what really makes you feel good! All summer drinks are meant to cool your body down and to give you energy during the most heated days! That’s why by squeezing or blending fresh vegetables or fresh fruits, all together, the minerals or the vitamins found inside these aliments are not lost, like most of the times happens if you buy organic food found in stores. The only organic foods or drinks is what you plant in your back yard, in your personal garden.
It takes lots of attention to take care of such garden, but in the end it will worth it, because what you are taking care of is your health! So, the natural squeezed or blended juices are nothing else than a 100 percent vitamin-mania! The vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin D, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, antioxidants, in fact the most essential oligo-elements are found in these natural juices! And you need them day by day! Your body needs them to work the right way, your self-defense immune system needs a back-up every day in order to protect you against diseases- now, during summer times you might catch colds due to the air conditioned or due to extra cold beverages (lots of ice cubes in your drink is not always the best idea, because it can provoke colds), the thing is that you can get all kind of colds, so you must help your body out a little bit to stay protected!
With such kind of vitamin-mania your body will be given the daily needed energy dosage, your heart and your brain will work better, your capacity of staying focus will be higher, you will no longer feel tired (at least you will not get tired so easy), your inside organs will be given elements that they so much need to work the right way and for you to feel better! In the end what is left? Your memories and the fact that you did something for yourself! Start with your health! And you will feel great about it! Have fun, but also take care of your body! Do whatever it takes to be happy, but never forget about your health! Invest in it and you will see results fast and easy!