It’s time to celebrate Hydration Day. Doesn’t sound familiar? Well, National Hydration Day is all about the importance of fluid intake in your body. Healthy hydration supports nearly every internal body function like temperature regulation, natural detoxification, and immunity. Here are the best 3 prescribed thirst-quenching tips for your regular hydration check.
Scratch the Eight-by-Eight Myth
The widely known concept of drinking eight glasses of water a day has become the gospel somehow. But it is doubtful that different people coming from different backgrounds, need to drink the exact same amount of water daily. Co-author of Quench and M.D., integrative medicine physician Dana Cohen tells that, there is no rule of thumb of daily water intake. It varies depending on one’s body type, environment, diet, and daily activity level. Generally, she recommends drinking half of the body weight in ounces in a day.
Include a Go-to Green Smoothie
Going green is always beneficial. According to Cohen, a fiber-rich green smoothie is more hydrating than drinking multiple glasses of water. For the ultimate thirst-quenching blend, simply throw ½ an apple, ½ a cucumber, 2 tbsp of chia seeds, juice of ½ lemon into a high-speed blender. Add 1 cup of greens of choice like spinach or kale. Then pour 2 to 3 cups of water. Now whir until all blends in smooth green goodness.
Chill with Chia Detox Water
Chia seeds may not be popular as hydrating foods, but these fiber-rich seeds are high on detoxification. When added Chia seeds, the H2O molecules react and layer upon one another, turning the water into a slimy gel consistency. You can add a dash of lime or lemon to it for taste. The fibers in it acts like a sponge and can absorb up to 10-12 times their weight, maintaining the hydration much better. According to Cohen, this ‘structured’ form is originally the form of liquid found in nature and also in our body cells.
Delicious Pan Fried Fish Cakes from St. Vincent and the Grenadines
If you’re having a midday crisis about what to cook for your next meal, you’ve landed on the right page. These mouth-watering, delicious pan-fried fish cakes are just the thing you need right now! Imagine sitting on your porch on a calm Sunday afternoon, watching your kids play in the garden as you gently slide your knife across a crunchy, luscious piece of this delicious fish cake and take the first bite only for the juicy piece to melt into your mouth. Isn’t this a wonderful thing to imagine? So, here is the recipe to get you started on the entire visual.
– ½ pound cod (or any cooked flaky fish that you prefer) – 1 red bell pepper (as required) – 5 green onions – ¾ cup flour – 1 onion (finely chopped) – 1 tsp marjoram – 1 egg – Oil – 1 tsp thyme – ¼ cup milk
The Method of Preparation
Cook the fish fillets until they are almost ready. Then set the stove on medium heat and let them gently boil in the water for almost 10 minutes. Later, remove the fish from the pan and let it cool.
Once cooled, sliver the fish using a fork, keep stirring, and gradually add in the thyme, egg, green onions, onion, bell peppers, salt, marjoram, pepper, flour, and milk.
Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat, once ready, pour the oil. Get a handful of the fish mixture and add it to the pan. Let the fish cakes cook until they turn a nice brown color.
Set up the fried pieces on a paper towel and carry on with the rest. Your delicious cakes are ready to serve! Dig in.
You can use any type of flaky fish to make these cakes. For example, cod, grouper, tilapia, swat, bass, and so on.