I understand all the amazing benefits of hydrating regularly and yet I still find it really hard to get 8-10 glasses of water in me a day. Being properly hydrated helps us lose weight, boosts our digestive process, energizes us and keeps headaches away (among many other great benefits). Below are a few of my favourite ways to stay hydrated that don't involve plain water.
Infused Water – Add flavourful fruit and fresh herbs to a jug of water and keep in on hand for a natural flavoured water option. My favourite combinations: strawberry + lemon + mint, cucumber + mint, lemon + lime + basil. Make sure you cut up and smash the herb and fruit slightly so the flavours infuse your water.
Iced Herbal Teas – Buy your favourite herbal tea (fruity flavours are my favourite) and seep 3 tbs with 4 cups of boiling water for 30 mins. Once your tea concentrate is ready add 4 cups of ice and a few lemon wedges. Refrigerate and serve ice cold. You can add a natural sweetener like 1 tsp of honey if it’s not sweet enough for you.
Naturally Decaf Iced Coffee – Naturally decaf coffee (the natural decaffeination process will help you avoid unnecessary exposure to chemicals) will work wonders in helping you hydrate on a hot summer afternoon. Add 1-2 cups of ice to 1 cup of strong decaf coffee. Add almond milk, coconut milk and/or a natural sweetener of your choice.
Hydrating Fruits and Vegetables – Many fruits and vegetables contain over 90% water and are a great way to hydrate throughout the day. Cucumbers, celery, berries and watermelon are great options that are also low in sugar and high in water. Keep your vegetables and fruit washed and cut and ready to eat in your fridge.
Spritzer – Sitting outside enjoying a glass of white wine in the sun can be the most enjoyable experience. Adding soda water to your next glass of wine can help keep you hydrated in an otherwise very dehydrating situation. I also try to squeeze in a small glass of lemon water between each spritzer.
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