Keeping yourself healthy, active, and running is all the more important in the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus. One of the best ways to do this is to practice proper hydration through regular sips of water. Even though regular hydration is not a guarantee that you will be spared from the virus, it is still important because your body is made mostly of water and because you might feel less active staying under home quarantine for some time.
As far as your daily hydration needs are concerned, flavored water such as lemon-infused water can serve as a great alternative if you find regular water boring for your tastes. Seen by a lot of celebrities as a day-starting “magic elixir,” lemon water is a refreshing, flavorful way to boost your overall health, with reasons why that are beyond the immunity-boosting properties of lemons themselves:
I – Word Understanding
Hydration – the process of absorbing water / liquid
Spared – being prevented (from bad things)
Infused – added with
Elixir – a “magical” liquid with medicinal qualities
II – Have Your Say
1. Do you like lemon? What flavor would you prefer to add to your water? Why? Would you give lemon a chance?
2. Lemon is a good source of vitamin C which is known to boost our immune system that could help us fight viruses including covid-19. What are your sources of vitamins and minerals to stay healthy?
3. Studies suggest that lemon can aid weight loss and lower bad cholesterol. What is your “weight control” diet or routine?
4. Aside from its health benefits, lemon is very useful in many other ways:
a. Add flavor to recipes
b. Make hair shine
d. Keep insects, squirrel and even cats away from the garden/plants
e. Remove scratch and polish furnitures
f. Remove dried paint
g. Air freshener