The summer is a great time of the year because there is so much to do outside, but it’s also very HOT!! With all the heat waves that are heating the US, it’s important to stay hydrated. Our body is made up of mostly water, and if you are a pain sufferer, then you want to make sure that your spinal cord and joints have the hydration that you need. Keep in mind that not all beverages are created equal. Here is a list of 4 Pain Relief Summer drinks to keep you hydrated and pain-free this summer.
Green tea is full of antioxidants and can be a great alternative to regular iced tea. The simplest way to make Green iced tea is to brew hot water and put in a teabag. However, we found this great Green Iced Tea recipe from Jessica Gavin that gives a fun twist to Green Iced Tea. She adds lemon, lime, and mint to give it a unique taste for the summer.
Ginger is a popular ingredient to help reduce pain and the easiest way to consume it, is to add some ginger to your water. Wash and peel the ginger and then cut them into slices. Put these slices in your water and just let them soak. You can pour water into them a couple of times. If you are a brave soul, you can chew on ginger when done to extract more of them. The first time I did this, I cried, but over time I found the spiciness of ginger to be more enjoyable.
Berries are the yummiest of fruits and naturally sweet. Their list of benefits and variety of nutrients is really quite unique. You can get berries from the frozen food section or fresh and can stick to just 1 berry or mix them up. In this berry smoothie recipe, you can mix the berries with some apple juice for sweetness and then some yogurt for sweetness.
Pineapples are a favorite during the summer for its refreshing taste and they also contain an enzyme called Bromelain that is believed to reduce pain. You can mix frozen pineapple chunks with a banana, dairy or non-dairy milk for our vegan friends and add a splash of lime juice. You can follow this Pineapple Smoothie recipe at A Couple Cooks.
I hope you liked our 4 Pain Relief Summer Drinks to keep you hydrated. Also, try to avoid caffeine and alcohol that also may lead to dehydration.