Staying Hydrated in the Summer Heat: How to Make Citrus Water

Citrus water is perfect for anyone who wants to stay hydrated but finds plain water boring or flavorless. Read on to learn how to make healthy citrus water.

Up to 75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated, according to doctors. 

Everyone knows that they should be drinking more water. However, water is always so boring to drink. It doesn't taste of much at all. Therefore, it's understandable that you may want to stay hydrated by drinking something with a little more flavor.

Citrus water can give you the same health benefits of water, but with added citrus health benefits, and without the flavorless taste. Check out how to make it yourself below!

Why Citrus Water Is Better for You

If you want a refreshing summer drink with more flavor than water, you don't have to look beyond citrus water. Without the sugary sweetness of sodas, citrus water is even better for you than a glass of water.

While it tastes best in the summer, you can also enjoy the drink all-year-round. The benefits of citrus drinks are also huge.

Citrus fruits are packed with vitamin C. This improves your body's ability to absorb iron and promotes skin protection.

Lemons, Limes, or Oranges?

You could have and utilize every kind of citrus tree growing in your back yard. This gives your citrus water great variety when you prepare it. You can pick one or more citrus fruits for your drink. 

Lemon Citrus Water?

Eating lemons has been linked with anti-aging and fighting off diseases. They also help your body to absorb nutrients effectively. Lemons give you a fresher breath at the same time as other health benefits. 

Oranges Citrus Water?

Oranges are well-known for the quality of boosting your immune system. You're stronger and fitter if you get enough oranges in your diet.

Once you've had some oranges in the morning, you've had enough vitamin C to keep you going for the rest of the day.

Lime Citrus Water?

There are also many health benefits of lime. The green citrus fruit has been linked with reduced risk of heart disease and improved digestion. Limes can also help to fight off the causes of cancer and improve your skin quality. 

How to Make Citrus Water?

Citrus water is simple to prepare. Just make sure you wash any citrus fruit before you use it. It's probably been gathering dirt in your garden.

Fill up a pitcher of water. Simple throw together several slices of citrus fruit. This can be a mixture of lemon, lime, and oranges to add more flavor.

You serve the citrus water immediately. However, for optimal taste, you should refrigerate it for over an hour. Pour it into a glass with ice for the perfect refreshing drink this summer. 

Stay Hydrated With Citrus Water This Summer

During the summertime, it's really important to stay hydrated.

But, this doesn't mean you need to drink water the whole time. You can enjoy refreshing and delicious citrus water instead. 

Try our seasonal citrus box while its available...the Craft Citrus Club!

Our Rio box is a 15-lb curated box of our fresh-harvested citrus from South Texas. The fruit is NOT gassed, rather it is tree-ripened. Our season runs from Nov-May for  oranges, grapefruit and mandarins.

Our Grande box is a 30-lb box of either fresh-harvested Rio Red Grapefruit or Sweet Oranges from South Texas.

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