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Beat The Heat: 5 Ways To Stay Hydrated With Tea This Season!

Sunshine on your mind? Keep it there, for sure, but consider adding another mantra to your day: “Must keep hydrated, must keep hydrated!” And for that, Bigelow Tea has some great tips on keeping cool (temperature-wise, of course… you’re pretty awesome already).

First, though, do you know why it’s important to stay hydrated, especially when it’s hot outside? Well, you see, our bodies are about 60% of water by weight, and proper hydration is essential for our overall health. Water helps regulate body temperature, optimizes our blood pressure, and keeps our joints lubricated, among other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it’s important to rehydrate by drinking plenty of liquids and eating foods that contain water, such as fruit and vegetables. As summer temperatures increase – along with lots of outdoor activities – our bodies work really hard to stay cool. And with all that water loss, that’s why it’s so darn important to hydrate. Don’t worry, though, Bigelow Tea keeps it easy for you! Here are 5 of our favorite ways to keep that water flowin’ (and that body in tip-top condition):

  1. It’s such a good hydration… it’s such a sweet sensation! Because, sometimes, it’s just more fun to eat a freeze pop. Turn this summer fave into a tool to refuel and rehydrate. Looking for a few recipes? How about Iced Tea & Lemonade Ice PopsEndless “Pop”sibilities (Popsicles)Green Tea and Coconut Popsicles or Pomegranate Pizzazz Iced Tea Popsicles? Yum!
  2. Give me iced tea…please! Chill out and rehydrate after a long day by sipping on an herbal iced tea. Here’s a great video with President and CEO Cindi Bigelow on how to make the perfect glass!
  3. Oh, wait, soup in the summer? Yes. Summer soups are totally a thing. From gazpacho to summer corn chowder, soup can be a hearty way to get those liquids in! Other favorites include Slow Cooker Ramen or Green Tea Ramen Soup, or Seared Scallops in Lemon Broth.
  4. Fruits and veggies, oh my! Thankfully, there are loads of delicious fruits and vegetables that supply an ample amount of water. And, even better? Many of them are in season, like watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries, raspberries, oranges, spinach, cucumbers, lettuce, celery and green peppers. Eat them on the go or add them to your go-to dishes! And, hey, you can never go wrong with a recipe that includes several of them, like a Spinach Salad Spectacular with Raspberry Vinaigrette!
  5. Ice, ice, maybe? The next time you make iced tea, try freezing some in an ice cube tray. Then use the ice tea cubes in place of regular ice cubes to keep iced tea cool, fresh and flavorful! Yup, it’s that easy!

However you hydrate, share your tips with your fellow tea enthusiasts. It’s a great chance to #TeaProudly – plus, staying well and playing safe in the summer heat is super important, no matter how you do it!

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