You’ve heard it before, but hydration truly is key to staying energized and happy throughout these dog days of summer. In case you need convincing, staying hydrated:
- makes your skin glow
- wards off headaches
- energizes you, mind and body
- controls appetite
- boosts happiness
After all, about 70% of your body is pure water. But that doesn’t mean fulfilling your 64 ounce quota has to be a snooze fest. Sure, drink 8 or more glasses of water throughout the day if that’s your thing. But, if it’s not, don’t dull your sparkle and power through chugging mind-numbing, plain water. Instead, hydrate and keep your joie de vivre with the superfood of summer... watermelon!
Watermelon offers serious hydration. Over 91% of its makeup is pure, high quality H2O. And each juicy bite is bursting with nutrients... we’re talking significant levels of vitamins A, B6, C, antioxidants, amino acids and lycopene -- LOTS of sun-damage protecting, free-radical-fighting, get-your-glow-on lycopene. Not to mention, it’s the ultimate post-workout hydrator. Research shows that drinking raw watermelon juice reduces muscle soreness for up to 24 hours after working out due to the amino acid l-Citrulline, which is found in abundance in watermelon. That means less downtime and more pulsing and shaking your way to meet exceed your summertime goals. And, it goes without saying, watermelon is super delicious. So, have some fun with summertime’s favorite fruit and blend up this refreshing and energizing Watermelon Lime Slushy. Head over to the Pure Barre Pure Fuel Blog here for the recipe!