Keep Cool with Summer Sips: Sparkling Wild Blueberry Lemonade
The rising heat means it’s more important than ever to load up on fluids! In addition to keeping all of our cells healthy, staying adequately hydrated can support a healthy complexion, banish colds, and improve joint health. But guzzling water isn’t the only way to maintain hydration. Most fruits and vegetables are more than 90% water, making them an excellent way to stay refreshed in the heat. Check out these simple tips to optimize hydration this summer!
1) Load up on raw fruits and veggies. Since fruits and vegetables are made primarily of water, they’re an excellent way to boost your water intake without having to actually drink water. As an added bonus, fruits and veggies are low in sodium and high in potassium, an important electrolyte that helps regulate fluid balance in the body.
2) Spruce up your water routine. Jazz your H20 by adding fresh herbs like basil or mint paired with refreshing fruits and veggies like sliced lemon, strawberries, or cucumber. Try ditching the ice cubes and sweetening your water naturally with frozen watermelon cubes or Wild Blueberries!
3) Focus on electrolyte-rich foods. While we all get plenty of sodium in our diet, many of us don’t get enough potassium, which helps balance sodium and optimize hydration. Increase the flow of water into cells and tissues by stocking up on potassium-rich foods like, bananas, coconut water, potatoes, avocados, tomatoes, and Swiss chard.
This Sparkling Wild Blueberry Lemonade puts a twist on the old classic, with significantly less sugar than traditional lemonade plus the age-defying antioxidant benefits of Wild Blueberries. Coconut water adds not only a tropical twist, but also a potassium boost to help regulate fluid balance. Plus, since coconut water is naturally sweet, you won’t have to dump loads of sugar into this tasty treat to satisfy your sweet tooth.