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Stay Hydrated & Healthy This Winter

Updated: Jan 15, 2023

We tend to think that summertime is the season that we should be concerned with dehydration due to warmer temperatures & time spent outdoors. However, it is just as important to maintain proper hydration during the winter months as well.


Every time we breathe, sweat, urinate, or have bowel movements, water is lost. In colder weather, the drier air from indoor heating & the environment can cause us to become dehydrated without us even noticing. For proper body function, it is imperative that we replenish our body’s water supply with adequate amounts of water.


Staying hydrated through the winter can also boost your immune system and give your body the support it needs to fight off infection. Drinking water and staying hydrated also help you to stay warmer by reinforcing the body’s ability to regulate temperature.


Water plays a major role in the proper functioning of all organ systems, so why is it so challenging to chug this elixir of life?


Well, to a lot of people, it is boring. Here is a recipe for Winter Citrus Water that can help you to reach for this beneficial beverage over coffee or tea (which we still love). Regularly eating, or drinking, citrus fruits rich in vitamin c can help shorten cold and flu symptoms & boost immunity, plus loads of other benefits. In this recipe, we are also taking the opportunity to showcase a winter herb known for its powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. Rosemary is the ultimate winter herb with a piney scent and flavor that compliments all things citrus. Rosemary has been traditionally used to alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, and boost the immune & circulatory systems.



This Winter Citrus Water is easy to make & perfect to break up the monotony of plain water (which we are supporters of as well).


What you need:


Blood Oranges (in season mid-December to May)

Lemons

Grapefruits

Fresh Rosemary Sprigs


What to do:


Slice up your citrus & toss it (gently) in a pitcher with some rosemary sprigs. Bonus points if you have a clear glass pitcher so you can see the beautiful, rich colors. Add water and refrigerate. You can also refill with water and reuse the citrus slices a few times, but make sure you pay attention and add fresh fruits & rosemary when necessary.


Happy Sipping!




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