Fruit is Nature’s Water!August 29, 2011 6:19 am
I am back and had the BEST time ever at the Woodstock Fruit Festival in upstate NY! I have uploaded an entire facebook photo album of the event, and you can even watch an awesome video trailer for next year’s festival here! I know many of you missed me, but I am revved up with so much to share with you all including TONS of new you tube videos shared at the bottom of this email!!
Everyone is back now from Summer vacation, and it is rawsome to see everyone’s faces again! We are still enjoying summer’s abundance of local watermelons, pickles, peaches, nectarines, and more! Pics from last week’s co-op are up now and found here! You may be in them, and please feel free to tag yourself!! Soak it up while you can and stay hydrated! There is nothing better to me than drinking ice cold watermelon juice in 108 degree weather! I want to send a special shout out to the volunteers who took over co-op this past week to make sure that we all got our boxes! Without you all, co-op would NOT have been possible! Thank you for ROC’N the tents!
For this week’s newsletter, this is the PERFECT time to talk about staying hydrated! In Texas right now, we are not only in a drought, but we are experiencing temperatures hotter than ever before! My thermometer showed 110 degrees today at one point! It’s scorching HOTTT and drinking water is not enough. The most hydrating foods on the planet are fruits and vegetables. They contain the juices of life–filled with vitamins, minerals, and much, much more!
There is a reason why we have seasons and why we eat seasonally. Nature gives us exactly what we need when we need it. For instance, right now, we have watermelons exploding out of trucks to get to co-op! We simply cannot eat as many watermelons as we are producing! Nature is literally saying, “Here! Eat me now!” It is hot outside, so our bodies are naturally sweating more than they would during the wintertime. We need those watermelons NOW to stay hydrated. If we were living 100 years ago, we would most likely be eating way more watermelons! At that time, there was no air conditioning or as much clean water as there is today. People relied on fruits and vegetables to get their intake of water.
When we are hydrated, we perform at our optimal best. If you are an athlete, you will run better, and your mind will be clear because you won’t be thirsty. If you work in an office, you will find that hydration brings you better focus; thus, optimizing your time and activities. This list goes on for every occupation! All benefit from proper hydration. One must simply learn how to stay properly hydrated.
What you need to walk away knowing: the juices inside of fruits and vegetables is hydrating! It is nature’s water! You will find the highest water content in fruits like watermelons, cantaloupes, peaches, lettuces, tomatoes, cucumbers, citrus, and anything else that drips juice! Carry them around with you everywhere, and even bring extras to share. People should be sharing fruit love at every corner! Do it!
I hope to see you all this week, and I hope that you have fun staying hydrated! Totally freak people out by bringing an entire watermelon to work and eat it in front of everyone! Ha!
Love and hugs!