Beat The Summer Heat

Dated: June 21 2015

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I wanted to let you know of a few tried and true ways to beat the summer heat- all of them enjoyable- at least to me!

1-Eating lots of watermelon is a terrific way to stay hydrated, eat it by itself or throw it in the blender with some other fruits and some ice for a really delicious  slushy.

2- An apple a day really does keep the doctor away! If you are outside a lot, bring along an apple or two, they are packed with nutrients and are worth their weight in water- not gold.

3-We are all fond of mescaline and baby lettuces, arugula and red leaf, but plain old ice berg lettuce is loaded with water, some slight nutritional value and is really refreshing for a salad on a hot summer day.

4-All of us know how wonderful thin cool slices of cucumber feel on hot, tired eyes, but they are even better to eat or juice as they are composed mostly of water. My mother had a fantastic recipe for cold cucumber soup which I loved in the summertime.

5-My favorite- Coconut water. I love, love love love love it!  I can't get enough of it and I recommend it to all of you. It will change your life and will definitely change how you feel in terms of having and maintaining a higher and more consistent energy level. It is truly one of the best things you can do for yourself!

6-Artichokes-raw!- although I prefer mine cooked and with a light sauce to dip the leaves in. Oranges are a gift from the Gods and pretzels or lightly salted chips are good to eat- SPARINGLY as the salt actually helps your body retain water so that you stay hydrated. Strawberries and peaches are also recommended by nutritionists for good summertime nutrition and pleasure.

7-And remember, you can always make your own electrolytic concoction to your very own taste requirements- and very inexpensively from a combination of sugar, salt, lemon juice, orange juice mixed with that old stand by- WATER

STAY COOL

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Kacy Coyle Dow

Growing up in Rockland County and being a 3rd generation realtor, it was important for me to continue the "Coyle & Coyle" family tradition of real estate. I understand the importance of professionali....

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