With Summer on the horizon, it’s extra important to make sure we focus on fluids and hydrate our bodies. After all, water is the most essential nutrient our system needs. Our bodies are made up of more than half water and we use it for almost every bodily function. A lot of people however simply don’t like the taste of water, so if you fall under that category or if you just need an exciting change form regular ole’ h20; you will love this list of hydrating beverages.
Slurping down a smoothie is an excellent way to not only hydrate your body but also get an extra does of nutrients and minerals. When it comes to making a ultra hydrating smoothie, pick cucumber, water melon and strawberries. These fruits are refreshing and hydrating, not to mention super tasty!
This yummy, tropical drink is all the rage for a reason. It’s low in carbohydrates, while still rich in potassium. Coconut water is the perfect way to rehydrate your body after a sweaty gym session. In fact, coconut water can have the same hydrating and muscle-restoring effects as a sports drink—just without the sugar.
Green tea is produced from the unfermented leaves of the Camellia sinesis plant, which also produces black and oolong teas. This nutritional powerhouse has a plethora of awesome health benefits, such as lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure, stabilizing blood sugar and even destroying cancer cells.
Fruit Infused Water
This is a cool way to give water some flavor without turning to artificial sweeteners. Simply add one or a combination of the following to your water: lemon, lime, oranges, grapefruit, cucumber, strawberries, pineapple, mint leaves, or basil leaves.