We all know the importance of hydration, but the question is, how do we stay hydrated without feeling water-logged or sprinting to the loo 24/7?
Here are 4 easy & fun ways for staying hydrated this summer:
Make sure you drink enough - but pace it!
Duh! That's an obvious one...or is it? Most people know they need about 8 glasses of water a day but that doesn't mean you down a whole pitcher and you're done! Your water intake should be spread out through the day like your meals. Perfect segue to tip # 2:
Keep a re-usable bottle handy
If you have a bottle within arms reach, you're more likely to mindlessly sip from it without having to make a conscious effort to get up and grab a sip. It also helps curb hunger and excessive snacking!
Berries or cucumbers, whatever your thing is, infusing your water with fresh fruit/veggies can make a delicious & refreshing beverage! That way you're less likely to reach for a soda and won't end up consuming any artificial flim-flam (sweeteners, preservatives, colours etc.)
Eat your way to hydration
Only 70-80% of your daily hydration needs to come from water, the rest you should actually EAT! That means whole fruits/veggies. Munch on our top picks for maximum hydration and minimal bathroom sprints:
97% water: Cucumbers
95% water: Tomatoes, radishes
93% water: Red, yellow, green bell peppers
92% water: Cauliflower, watermelon
91% water: Spinach, strawberries, broccoli
90% water: Grapefruit