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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Chapter 7, Page 11, Book 13

Pure water is the world's first and foremost medicine.

Slovakian Proverb

Specially blended to keep you cool...

The dog days of summer have arrived and along with that we can expect the hottest days of the year.  If you are like me and have air conditioning staying indoors is an option for keeping cool, but not everyone wants to or can be inside to keep cool.  So here are some other ways to keep cool on hot summer days

We all need our water.  It is impossible to survive with out it and these hot summer days mean that we need it more than ever. 

Beware heat stroke: headache, and confusion, dizzy feelings and vomiting. This mean you are dehydrated and your body heat is too high. People die in heat waves. Drink water. Carry a water bottle with you every where you go.  Stay cool

Get a spray spritz bottle, fill it with water and spray your face and body - the evaporation will cool you. You can also fill a bin of ice water and cool your feet. That works, too

If you get too hot, simply pour a whole bottle of water over yourself. It works. The average adult loses 30 per cent of body heat from their head. So cool your head and it cools the rest of you.

What is better, on the scorching days of summer, than cool water?

I do love my tea and thanks to a visit with one of my son's and his family one summer, I discovered Lemon peppermint tea.

For each cup of tea:
1 cup boiled water
1 peppermint tea bag or 1 teaspoon peppermint leaves
1 wedge of fresh lemon
Honey to sweeten

This is easy, make your peppermint tea, the hotter the water the better, squeeze in lemon from one lemon wedge and if you like sweet tea add honey to taste.   I pour this over a tall glass of ice cubes and drink it cold.
Very refreshing.  I have also made this with a cup of Lemon tea flavored with some fresh mint.  

Iced tea is too pure and natural a creation not to have been invented as soon as tea, ice, and hot weather crossed paths. 

John Egerton



Great advice about keeping hydrated and keeping cool. Love the peppermint lemon tea.

linda m said...

Good advice. Love my iced tea in the summer and I'm never outside without my bottle of wate.r Blessings

jack69 said...

The tea sounds good. We are in Las Vegas where yesterday we read 103 on the temps, it is not 98 and climbing.

Using both A/c's here in the famous LV.

Hollie said...

Great ideas to keep cool!! I'm looking so forward to Fall as it's got so hot!! I don't sit on the porch too much now!

Chatty Crone said...

I don't think there is any better medicine or drink than nice cold refreshing water. sandie