When Life Hands You Lemons…

Hold on to your beach hat! Surprising news about some warm-weather staples. [step-list-wrapper title=”” time=””] [step-item number=”1. ” image_url=”” title=”Lemonade.”

Hold on to your beach hat! Surprising news about some warm-weather staples.

[step-list-wrapper title=”” time=””] [step-item number=”1. ” image_url=”” title=”Lemonade.” ] It may prevent kidney stones. In a long-term study, Duke University doctors found that people who drank a daily mix of lemon juice and water had increased levels of urinary citrate (low levels are linked to stones). Avoid sugary, calorie-laden mixes and stick to ’ades made with real lemon juice.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2. ” image_url=”” title=”Air conditioning.” ] It may make us fat. Before AC, we had to expend energy (and burn calories) to regulate body temperature; now it’s done for us. So turn off the air once in a while, open the windows and let your body do its job.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3. ” image_url=”” title=”Watermelon.” ] Don’t store uncut melon in the fridge: It may be healthier at room temperature. Why? Cancer-fighting carotenoids still develop after a melon is picked, but cold temps seem to slow the process.[/step-item]
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Originally Published in Reader's Digest