Sometimes we all need a little help to boost our hydration.
It’s no secret we need to be consuming approx 2-3L of water per day for optimum health, but for the non-water drinkers among us staying on top of daily hydration can be easier said than done. (Especially through the cooler months)
Queue these 5 time saving tips to boost hydration:
Add a pinch of salt to your water bottle.
High quality salt such as pink Himalayan Salt, or sea salt contains trace minerals such as magnesium, calcium, potassium and of course, sodium. These trace minerals are a form of electrolytes that help to rehydrate the body. Adding a good pinch or 1/4 turn of a grinder into 600mls water is all you need.
2. Flavour with fruit
Adding a refreshing twist of citrus, sprinkle of mint or ribbon of cucumber can turn boring water into a fresh flavour sensation. Making your own flavoured water ensures you’re not consuming excess sugars that are found in store-bought versions. (The sugar in these drinks in some cases can increase dehydration).
3. Hydrate with herbs (Herbal Tea to be exact)
Herbal teas are delicious served hot, but steeped and chilled are a healthy and delicious way to flavour water. Love Tea’s range of naturopathically blended teas make the perfect addition to any drink bottle on the go. We recommend: White Rose & Goji,, Coconut & Orange and classic Peppermint
4. Eat your water.
If drinking water really isn’t your thing, try upping your intake of high hydration foods. Veggie soups, salads and smoothies are a great way to get in extra hydration. Cucumber and celery are high water-content foods and great additions to juices, soups or on their own as snacks.
5. Call in the Collagen.
Nutra Organic’s range of fresh, fruity, naturally flavoured collagen powders adds a burst of flavour and nutrients. Try adding a scoop to your drink bottle and sip throughout the day. A great, sugar-free way to boost hydration.