5 Fun Ways to Stay Hydrated (Besides Water)


Do you drink enough water? Some people forget to drink it, are too busy, or just don’t like the taste. You might want to rethink this if you feel tired, lightheaded and experience headaches throughout the day. You might be dehydrated.

Why is dehydration something to avoid? Our body is composed of nearly seventy percent water and it is found in every one of our 100 trillion cells. Water regulates body temperature, lubricates your joints and aids in the digestion process. So, without the essential fluids needed for our body to run smoothly, organs can become damaged and systems don't function properly.

If you have a hard time drinking water and would prefer some healthy alternative ways to hydrate your body, here are some options. There is no true substitute for water, but these are a good way to supplement your fluid intake.

1. Fresh squeezed juice
Have you ever tried a glass of fresh squeezed carrot juice with ginger? Or if that’s not quite your style, try a fresh orange juice. You can get an inexpensive device to squeeze oranges (or lemons and limes) into a juice and then add it to water. Or, mix it with your other favorite juices like pineapple or cranberry. There is no end to the combinations you can make and add to your water bottle. Always watch the labels if you’re purchasing bottled juice, and choose the ones ‘not from concentrate’ and without high-fructose corn syrup or artificial colors. Mixing juice with water tones down the sugar content, which is healthier for your blood sugar levels, and will make your juice last longer.

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By Eleanor Healy| July 17, 2016
Categories:  Care
Keywords:  CareHealth Concerns

About the Author

Eleanor Healy

Eleanor Healy

Eleanor Healy is a writer with a passion for holistic health. As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Reiki Master/Teacher and former Child and Youth Care worker, she spent many years navigating the choppy waters of burnout and trying to stay balanced in a demanding world. Her mission is to offer practical tips and techniques from her own trial and error process, so that you can live your best life! Follow Eleanor on Facebook and keep in touch with her at [email protected].


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