Tips on Keeping Hydrated
How much water do you really need? While the standard eight glasses per day might be okay for some, others may need more. If you are an athlete or workout a lot, you may need to drink more. I typically recommend people to consume at minimum 2 litre per day.
Here are some of my favourite tips to keep hydrated:
1. Drink 500 ml to 1 litre of water upon waking. One of my favourites ways to start the day is to have warm water with a squeeze of lemon juice. It gets your digestive system fired up for the day and hydrates your cells after sleeping for eight hours.
2. Carry a 1 litre water bottle with out at all times! Refill it during the day as you need to. Get a good quality bottle that you like so you're more likely to drink out of it more!
3. Spice it up. Add cucumber slices, berries, orange or lemon slices to your water to add some flavour.
4. Add 1-2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar to a large bottle of water and sip throughout the day. This helps to stimulate stomach acid and also helps to control sugar cravings.
5. Add a table spoon of chia seeds. Chia seeds help to control hunger in between meals and also aid in detoxification.
6. Add some minerals and electrolytes. One thing I often do if I am either running a lot, doing hot yoga or the weather is warm is add a little bit of pink himalayan or sea salt to my water. Salt contains minerals and electrolytes such as sodium, magnesium and calcium. These minerals and electrolytes help your cells hold onto water better and replenish minerals lost during sweating. Minerals in salt also help balance your hormones and can aid in issues such as adrenal fatigue.
7. Add detoxing ingredients like spirulina or chlorella. I sometimes also add in a greens powder to increase my anti-oxidants and phytonutrients. It also makes it taste super refreshing!
1 litre of water
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cucumber, sliced
3 or 4 mint leaves crushed
Mix all ingredients in a pitcher and keep in the fridge fro a refreshing drink!
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