1. Sports Drinks
Gatorade and Powerade ads often depict famous athletes either gulping their drinks or dumping it on their heads. While we’re not sure if drenching your hair and clothing in a sports drink is necessarily beneficial, we are sure that drinking it is! Chock full of electrolytes to keep you pushing and replenished, that yummy strawberry kiwi flavor is doing you a lot of good too! For those long and gruesome workouts, sports drinks rehydrate you far faster than water!
2. Coconut Water
Many people think coconut juice is an acquired taste, but if you’re at all interested in quick and plentiful hydration, coconut juice is your go-to beverage! Low in carbohydrates yet rich in potassium, coconut juice is best for those who partake in light activity like yoga or pilates. The best part? Coconut juice is all natural, so you won’t have to worry about excess sugars or sodium which are ultimately more fattening!
3. Invest in A Filter
Water filters might boast unsightly price tags but when their longevity is considered, you’ll find that splurging will be well worth it! Forget purchasing water bottles to escape the sink’s tap, keeping a filter attached to your sink faucet, or having a filtered pitcher in the fridge will provide you with the cleanest and freshest taste! Brita has the best reputation for their crisp filters, but with their popularity on the rise, finding the best filtration brand and form is easier than ever!
Who doesn’t love a good smoothie?! You may treat them as a dessert saved for after dinner, but smoothies can (and should) be a drink meant for the entire day! Blending up a couple mixed fruits and vegetables for a delicious drink has more nutritional benefits than you’d imagine from such a tasty treat. A single fruit or vegetable alone work as great rehydrators, so combining 3 or 4 with water and ice makes for the most colorful fixes for dehydration!
Iceberg lettuce might have the lowest nutritional giveback, but of all the types of lettuce for your salad, iceberg has the highest water content! As temperatures rise, skip the romaine and get your green on with iceberg! Top your salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, and other high water content foods for an irresistible lunch or dinner!
6. Add Lemon
You’ve always wondered why at restaurants your water will often come with lemon floating around in it, right? No, they’re not just trying to make your glass look fancy, they’re actually helping quench your thirst! Studies have shown that drinkers of lemon water had higher metabolisms than those who skipped the fruity feature!
7. Reusable Water Bottles
Toting around a reusable water bottle might not be the trendiest fashion accessory, but it’ll save you enough money to buy yourself a sweet new matching bag! A study showed that people who carried reusable water bottles were far less likely to be dehydrated than those who relied on purchasing bottles of water. Available at almost every drug store, don’t get caught without one!
Cucumbers are a staple vegetable in a delicious summery salad. Little do people know, cucumbers alone are very hydrating! With 96% water content, those crunchy cucumbers are basically water in the form of a veggie! Slice them up and dip them in hummus for an irresistible morning or afternoon treat!
9. Understand the Signs
One of the most important things to understand that your body is when it hasn’t had enough water. You will usually feel dizzy, come down with headaches and other like symptoms. If you feel lightheaded upon rising from bed or a chair, chances are you need to hydrate! Keeping a sizable water bottle is always a good idea.
Celery is the perfect snack for someone on the go who also wants to make sure their body’s thirst is quenched. Celery stalks have a 95% water content, so if you’re sick of relying on your water bottle to keep you hydrated, grab a couple logs to munch on! Your body will thank you for all that vitamin C and K too!
Watermelon is America’s favorite summer fruit. Not only is this sweet treat Full of vitamins and antioxidants, but it is full of water, keeping you hydrated with just a few bites! Slice em, dice em, even grill them! You’ll never get sick of this refreshing fruit!
12. Compensate Properly
Exercising daily should always be one of your top priorities. But as it usually goes with warm weather, physical activity usually leads to dehydration. It is extremely important to replenish your body with enough water to compensate for the exertion you put it through! You’ll feel less dizzy, especially with a sports drink like Vitamin Water or Gatorade.
13. Keep it Handy
Keeping a water bottle close by will be a constant reminder to you to stay hydrated. You won’t ignore your mini water cravings anymore since a glass or bottle will always be within your reach! It’ll become increasingly easier to get your daily intake of H20 when you remember to keep it handy!
Not only are strawberries the perfect treat plain, or topped on cheesecake, it is the perfect fruit to keep you hydrated. Snacking on these red berries will surely keep you quenched throughout the day while also fueling your body with vital antioxidants. Your teeth will glisten and your skin will glow with every strawberry you eat!