Tips for Staying Hydrated

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In the throws of the season's temperature peaks, keeping your body hydrated is absolutely essential.

 

 

Keep a Water Bottle Handy

Here's a piece of advice that's simple and efficient:  

 

Don't Wait Until You're Thirsty

 

Make Your Water More Interesting

Not much of a fan of plain water? Many recommend adding herbs and fresh fruit — citrus and berries are popular choices — to you water to boost the flavor intrigue. (We love this recipe for watermelon, cucumber, mint water.) Some also claim that lemon water (made by mixing in the juice of a quarter a lemon) helps balance electrolytes and promotes the absorption of water into your cells. Or if you're a big soda drinker, opt for sparkling water or club soda instead which at least offers a similar texture — just make sure it doesn't have any added sugar or sodium. 

 

Drink Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Juices

 

It's amazing how many 

fresh juices made with high-water content, V8. For those watching 

And actually, you don't just have to drink your juice — fresh fruit popsicles are a great (not to mention tasty) hydrating alternative. 

 

Water Alternatives

Skim Milk, Coconut Water

 

Minimize Caffeine and Alcohol Intake

This one's a bit of a no-brainer but worth stating nonetheless.