Afa: the 15 best drinks to quench thirst and rehydrate the body

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Refreshing and rehydrating drinks against the heat. Quenching thirst and hydrating the body correctly and regularly is very important in summer. Because of the heat and sweat our organs in fact undergo a higher loss of fluids than normal. Especially if you stay in the sun for a long time and do not quench your thirst properly, you could risk dehydration. Here are 10 drinks to help rehydrate and quench thirst.

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Quench your thirst e moisturize the body in a correct and regular way is very important in summer. Because of the heat and sweat, our body is in fact facing one higher fluid loss than normal. Especially if you stay in the sun for a long time without rehydrating adequately, you could risk dehydration. What is certain is that there is nothing better than a beautiful one glass of fresh water to rehydrate, quench thirst and counteract the heat. Be careful though, better to choose fresh water but not too cold, especially during meals. According to theAyurvedain fact, cold drinks slow down and make digestion difficult.

Here 15 drinks to rehydrate and quench thirst.


Water and lemon

Adding lemon juice to the water gives an extra touch of flavor to the simplest and most precious drink. L'water and lemon it is much more than a thirst-quenching drink. It is in fact a rich source of health benefits, especially when drunk in the morning on an empty stomach. It improves digestion, is purifying and stimulates the immune system.

Ginger water

Ginger water is a perfect drink for any season, to drink fresh in the summer as well as being highly thirst-quenching it also has many detoxifying and anti-inflammatory benefits. To obtain the best results, it is good to prepare it fresh every day and drink it constantly for a few months so that the body has time to purify itself of toxins in the best possible way. Here you will find the recipe to follow with doses and preparation times.

Mint flavored water

With fresh fruit and some leaves of aromatic herbs, especially fresh mint or lemon balm, you can prepare excellent flavored drinks. Just pour fresh water with lemon slices, strawberries, raspberries, mint leaves and other seasonal fruit into a glass jar or carafe

Water and mint syrup

If you love the flavor of mint, rather than resorting to an industrially produced syrup, try making a homemade mint syrup, or rely on a simple mint tea, to be consumed cold. You can buy it at a herbalist's shop or prepare it using two teaspoons of dried mint leaves per cup, or a handful of fresh leaves to obtain a decoction.


Karkadè is not a real tea, but an infusion of flowers. The drink is prepared using i hibiscus flowers dried. The sachets of karkadè are easily found in herbalist's shops or in fair trade shops. Karkadè is also known as red tea. It is thirst-quenching and can also be drunk cold.

Cucumber water

Cucumber water is a very thirst-quenching drink that can be easily made at home. It is low in calories and can be used as a supplement or even to treat certain digestive disorders. Here is the recipe to prepare it at home.

Green tea

Like karkadè, green tea can also be consumed cold. To speed up the cooling, you can add some ice cubes in the cup, or directly in a jug. It is good to remember that the Bedouins of the desert are used to it drink hot tea to counteract the heat, despite the very high external temperatures. Seeing is believing.

Lavender lemonade

With its thirst-quenching and calming effect, this lavender lemonade is very easy to prepare, it will be enough for you mix all ingredients cold in a large jug of water and drink as needed at room temperature. Here the complete recipe.

Elderflower flavored water

The water flavored with elder flowers is a very refreshing drink, just dip a handful of fresh elder flowers and a few slices of lemon in the jug or in the single-serving jar. The drink must be kept in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours before serving. In this way the elder flowers will have the necessary time to be able to release their properties and their unmistakable scent and aroma.

Cinnamon water

Drinking cinnamon water is a way to increase your daily fluid intake, it is very easy to do and can be consumed in both summer and winter. Furthermore, this spice promotes intestinal well-being and in particular regularity. Here you will find the complete recipe.

Strawberry water

Here is a healthy and original thirst-quenching drink. This is thestrawberry water, which is excellent if prepared with freshly picked strawberries, perhaps from your own garden, or with wild strawberries, which can possibly be replaced by raspberries. Strawberry water can be sweetened using the stevia.


Put summer at our disposal seasonal fruit in abundance. Watermelons, melons, berries and strawberries, but also cucumbers and tomatoes, are perfect for home preparation of excellent smoothies, to be enjoyed at any time of the day, to rehydrate and quench your thirst.

Read also: 10 detoxifying smoothies to purify the body

Centrifuged and fruit juices

Thanks to one centrifuge suitable for both fruit and vegetables, or a fresh juice extractor, you can prepare refreshing and healthy drinks rich in vitamins and minerals, as well as refreshing and energetic. Fresh fruit and vegetable juices are perfect as natural moisturizing supplements both in summer and throughout the year. Here you will find some centrifuged recipes.

Coconut water

Coconut water is one refreshing and thirst-quenching drink made from green coconuts. It can be purchased in health food stores and can also be found in some bars. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, it helps to lower the cholesterol and strengthens the immune system.

Tamarind juice

Tamarind juice is one refreshing drink suitable for everyone. It is in fact referred to as "Ramadan proof". It is rich in beta-carotene and Vitamin C. In Egypt it is prepared in a sweet version and there is one online prescription interesting for the homemade preparation of tamarind syrup.

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