The dog days of summer have arrived! With radio and television warnings already circulating about not leaving kids and pets in warm vehicles, it makes us wonder what everyone’s strategy is for staying healthy and hydrated.
Here are 5 ways to stay hydrated:
Why? Because it’s full of water—just like you! Fruit (especially watermelon) is made of mostly water, so every piece you eat is helping you to stay hydrated.
Fruit salad and a glass of water is a great breakfast idea, and it starts you off with proper hydration for the day.
Drink Tons of Water
Obviously. But how much water do you think you drink? We bet its less than what you actually drink. An effective way to measure your water consumption, is to fill a refillable bottle with water and make sure you get at least 3-4 refills per day.
Snack on Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are called super foods for a reason—they’re packed full of fibre and protein, and they’re also great for maintaining hydration levels! When mixed with water, chia seeds absorb up to nine times their weight—which means you stay healthy and hydrated for longer. It also means your digestive system stays hydrated, which, as we all know, means better bowel movements.
Cut Back on Alcohol
This one’s a no-brainer, right? Alcohol dehydrates, and we want to hydrate. Not the opposite. But sometimes it’s hard to refrain during the glorious months of summer, so if you are going to have a drink or two, try to stick to drinks that contain high levels of water.
Examples? Gin or vodka and soda or water, mixed with fresh herbs and citrus.
While seeking the shade may not actually be adding water to your body, it does help slow or stop the perspiration that happens when we’re in the direct sun. Since perspiration leads to dehydration, this little tip helps a lot.
Stay hydrated, and don’t forget to add a little natura fiber to your fave foods. By adding both water and extra fibre to your daily diet this summer, you’ll stay hydrated while also slimming down and improving your digestive health