Now, summer has come and thirst is one of the most common feelings we all have to experience regularly. What makes us thirsty? There are several theories about the actual mechanism of thirst on our body. According to one hypothesis, in hot days we sweat and lose a lot of water. That is why the salt concentration in our blood increases. Our brain detects too high content of salt in the blood and sends the signals which stimulate drinking behavior. According to other theory, when we sweat we also lose water from our salivary glands. As a reaction, our mouth is becoming dry and stimulates our need for a beverage.

It is not as secret that carbonated drinks, coffee and even unsweetened fruit juices can not quench our thirst well. Some people prefer using tea (hot or cold), which has unique properties to stimulate blood flow and make us feel a little cooler. Specialists debate on the issue, what tea can be better to quench the thirst, black tea or green tea? However, the most of us usually prefer to quench the thirst with a glass of cold water. Undoubtedly, this is the fastest and the most beneficial way to compensate our lack of water in hot days. But what to do if it does not help and you still feel thirsty?

In such case, American specialists suggest adding a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice to a big glass of water. They are convinced that this beverage is the best and the most effective thirst quencher for all of us. Lemon juice is an excellent source of citric acid, which has a good property to stimulate our salivation. This way, our mouth will not be dry and we will not feel thirsty for longer time! Moreover, it is not necessary to drink this mixture too very cold, let it be just a little cool. This beverage is very effective in hot summer days, give it a try!

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

One Response to “The Best Thirst Quencher”

  1. Reed RobinsonNo Gravatar Says:

    I once heard long, long ago that Unseasoned ice tea was our best thirst quencher. True? False?
    High with tanin low in tanin? Tanin causes the bitter taste.