Once again, to emphasize the words of Steven Horne on the importance of water:
Don’t Sweat It Out:
First, when you’re hot, drink more water. Force yourself to drink more water than you think you need. The only way to know that you’re drinking enough water is if you are urinating freely and your urine is clear (unless colored by vitamins you’re taking).
You also need to eat a little natural sea salt, because when we sweat, we also lose salt. Your body can’t hold onto the water you drink without some salt.
You can also cool the body by reducing heat production, eat less fatty and calorie heavy foods and focus on watery, low calorie foods. Antioxidant-rich berries and sour fruits, like lemons, limes, raspberries and wolfberries, reduce oxidation and therefore heat production.
This is why they have been used to reduce inflammation and fever. This same heat-reducing action can help cool your body when it’s hot.
Thai-Go contains many of these sour, heat-reducing fruits, making it an ideal “cooler” for hot summer days. In the hot days of summer, I like to make a cooling beverage I call Thai-Go Lemon-Aid. This is simply making a lemon-aid base with freshly squeezed lemon juice and an equal amount of pure maple syrup. I add about three to five tablespoons of this sweetened lemon juice to cool water (adjust it to taste) and then add about one tablespoon of Thai-Go (again adjust it to taste).
When I really need to hydrate, I find that adding this to sparkling water makes a refreshing alternative to soda pop and hydrates me more rapidly. Drinking this while also consuming extra water and salt, helps me keep my cool when I have to work outside in the heat.
Don’t let yourself become a victim of: “Water, water, every where, and not an acceptable drop to drink.”