All of us know how important it is to keep hydrated during the hot summer months, most of us are aware of the “8 glasses of water per day, by rule of thumb”. That being said, this could get so dull. In a recent article by CBC news they outline a few tips to remain hydrated with a little tweak.
“It can be as simple as infusing water in the fridge with your favourite fruit, or even veggies, I find cucumber water incredibly refreshing and just that little bit of taste … really changes the way it hits your palate and [it] becomes far more enjoyable to drink a lot of it.” said Desiree Nielsen, a registered dietitian in Vancouver, B.C.
4 tips to keep you hydrated in the heat
- Balance out the dehydrating beverages with extra water.
If you get too thirsty, your body may misinterpret signs of thirst for being hungry which will prompt you to eat. But if you’re not eating the right things, you won’t quench that thirst.
- Choose fruits and vegetables with high water content.
People forget that fruits and vegetables are a wonderful source of hydration. Particularly melons, something like watermelon is 90 per cent water,” Nielsen said. So by gravitating towards all those local sources of fruits and vegetables we have all summer long, you’re making food choices that will also contribute to your hydration.
- Drink some coconut water.
Coconut water is great for its high levels of magnesium and potassium. Very low in calories and a host of vitamins and minerals, who wouldn’t want to choose this bevvie to cool down? Coconut water also contains many essential electrolytes to help replenish your body after a day out in the sun.
- Be Aware of Alcohol. Alcoholic beverages can lead to additional fluid losses; for every alcoholic drink have one non-alcoholic. Remember to drink in moderation, the American Heart Association recommends up to two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women.
Read more by following the link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/4-summer-hydration-tips-served-up-1.2700295?cmp=rss