5 easy ways to keep hydrated this summer

Water—you can’t live without it.

Practically every bodily function—cleansing, healing, building, and life-giving—depends on water. Water is critical to digestion, nutrient absorption, nutrient transport, and toxin removal. If you want to get the most out of your EMPowerplus consumption, drinking enough water may be a great place to start.

The dangers of dehydration go beyond poor nutrient absorption, since water plays such a crucial role in removing waste from our tissues. In our society, we are exposed to many harmful substances each day. Unfortunately, we can’t keep all toxins from entering our body, but we can help our body remove them by drinking plenty of fresh water.

Plus, water is vital for keeping cool. It wicks heat away from our internal organs, and the evaporation of sweat carries heat away from our body, cooling us down.

How can you ensure you consume enough water, especially during the heat of summer?

Here are 5 ways to keep hydrated this summer, helping your EMPowerplus work more effectively.

1. Drink water regularly.

Whether you’re thirsty or not, drink water regularly because your body’s thirst indicator can sometimes be inaccurate. Many people mistake thirst for hunger and may not actually feel thirsty until they’ve become dehydrated. To monitor sufficient water intake, check your urine colour: it should be pale yellow; if it’s dark yellow, increase how much water you drink.

2. Always carry a water bottle.

One way to help you drink water regularly is to keep a reusable water bottle on hand. If it’s within reach, you might be more likely to drink. Just remember to keep you water bottle clean by thoroughly washing and rinsing it every day.

3. Drink herbal tea

At the end of the day, try a relaxing cup of tea (like chamomile or lemon balm). It’ll help you wind down to improve your sleep, and it will be a way to get more water into your system.

On the flip side, consider an energizing herbal tea (like ginseng or licorice) at the start of the day.

4. Eat fresh fruit and vegetables

Not only are fruits and vegetables abundant in nutrients, which may improve mental health, many fresh fruits and vegetables have high water content. Including fresh fruits and vegetables as components of your meals and as snack can be a tasty way to increase your body’s water levels. Here are 14 of the best water-boasting fruits and vegetables:

  1. Cucumbers
  2. Lettuce
  3. Celery
  4. Radishes
  5. Tomaties
  6. Cauliflower
  7. Bell peppers
  8. Spinach
  9. Strawberries
  10. Watermelon
  11. Cantaloupe
  12. Peaches
  13. Pineapples
  14. Oranges

Even though they’re high in fibre, nutrients, and water, remember that fruit is high in fructose, a natural sugar. Try to balance your fruits with vegetables.

5. Eat oatmeal for breakfast

Homemade oatmeal is actually 2/3 water, so it can be a pretty good water source. Top it with fresh berries and milk, and you can have a tasty, healthy breakfast full of nutrients, complex carbohydrates (which give you sustained energy throughout the morning), and about as much water as a cucumber.

Remember, while you’re providing great nutrition for your body and mind with EMPowerplus, provide the tools for distribution by taking your supplements with plenty of water.

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