Every cell in your body needs water. The good news is that staying hydrated during exercise really isn’t complicated; just take it in ….
Healthy Lifestyle Tip: Ways to Make Water Less Boring
There are countless healthy reasons to drink lots of H2O, but many people don’t drink as much as they should. Here’s how to make meeting your daily water dose more of a treat than a chore.
Eat a Salad
Lots of foods contain varying amounts of water, but fruits and vegetables have the highest percentages. Iceberg lettuce, zucchini, cucumbers, celery, red cabbage, radishes, broccoli, and tomatoes are all more than 90 percent water. Fruits like watermelon and strawberries are also jam-packed with it.
Switch Your Appetiser
Can’t squeeze in another glass of water? Have it for dinner by ordering or preparing soup. Water-based bouillons, broths, and consommés are a great way to sneak in an extra serving. If you go the canned route, make sure to buy low-sodium and avoid soups that contain cream, which adds extra fat and calories.
Drinking tea – which is essentially water infused with leaves and herbs – is a great way to increase your H2O intake without feeling like you’re simply drinking more plain old water.
Get Creative with Ice
Make your water extra “cool” by adding flavour to your ice cube tray. Add things like mint, cucumber, or fresh fruit and then plunk these funky cubes into your water glass. Or consider making cubes out of juice or tea.
Water Down Juice
Give your regular glass an extra shot of flavour with a few drops of your favourite juice. Cranberry, pomegranate, grape, and apple work well for this trick, but still satisfy your taste buds.
Add Fresh Fruit
Natural, fruit-infused water is trendy these days. Make your own at home by smashing raspberries, strawberries, or watermelon right into a pitcher. Cucumber is also refreshing. Prefer a citrusy taste? Go for lemons, limes, and oranges.