Watermelon, banana, lime juice Recipe is below this article which lays out some the health benefits of drinking this juice cocktail.
Hydration In The Heat
Summers in Texas can get very hot. Texas temperatures go go well over 100 degrees and the heat index is much higher. During summer months with high temperatures, we all need to stay hydrated in the heat and humidity.
States like Arizona and Texas, just walking outside brings on sweating because of the high temperatures. Drinking more water can’t help your body replenish everything to stay healthy that is sweated out or evaporated through the summer heat.
Lots of folks down South love to drink Soda and sweet tea that contains a lot of caffeine and sugar. You may temporarily feel that your thirst was quenched, but caffeine dehydrates the body.
Sports drinks are great to drink in the summer heat or during intense workouts to help your body replace the electrolytes lost from the heat of summer.
Sports drinks all contain calcium, potassium, and magnesium are classified under electrolytes. Electrolytes are made up of calcium, potassium, magnesium as the core minerals. There are a few other important electrolytes that are added into sports drinks to help with hydration.
All three of the ingredients contain some specific minerals that are very important to controlling blood pressure. These key three ingredients are essential calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Here are the benefits of these minerals for a healthy body.
Evidence shows normal levels of potassium are important for muscle function. Potassium helps to relax the walls of the blood vessels which in turn lowers blood pressure. This mineral also helps prevent irregular heartbeat.
Magnesium is important for the regulation of blood pressure and blood sugar to name a few of the hundreds of body systems this mineral helps to regulate.
Calcium is not only important for healthy bones, but also helps regulate blood pressure.
Now we understand the value Sports drinks provide to us. The downside sports drinks contain a lot of sugar which is a carbohydrate that is used for energy. If you just want to stay hydrated in the summer months, and you are not an athlete. You have two options with these drinks either water the sports drink down and not consume so much carbs or try juice made at home.
Juicing at home is an excellent choice to stay hydrated.
The watermelon is around 92% water which contains magnesium, potassium, and vitamins A, B6, and C. Most people assume that watermelon because of the sweetness of the melon is high in sugar.
Studies show that watermelon is low sugar, lots of water, and low calorie fruit. Watermelon has been shown to be a low glycemic load food. Meaning eating watermelon does not raise the body’s blood sugar after consumption.
Bananas contain high amounts of potassium, magnesium, and vitamins. Limes contain the same. See the orange juice limeade article which I have written about previously goes over the health benefits of limes.
If you really want a healthy natural satisfying drink, make some juice and get your water and electrolytes naturally. Freshly made juice is easy to make at home. The fresh juice can be stored in the refrigerator for sipping for later. Please note that fresh juice made and placed in the fridge needs to be stirred prior to pouring because the juice separates. Great to take to work to sip on during the day.
If the juice is too sweet or thick for your tastes, the juice can be watered down. Get creative in the kitchen and mix other fruits or vegetables in your juice to make a healthy drink that satisfies your unique taste.
Watermelon, banana, lime juice Recipe
1 large plate piled high with watermelon cubes
1 banana peeled
1 Peeled Lime
Mix in the blender well and is ready to serve. Can be refrigerated to drink later.
The juice is not pasteurized. Pasteurization kills off a lot of the nutrients in the fruit juice. The fruits used for juicing should be washed thoroughly.
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