In the hot summer months, it is more important than ever to stay hydrated. If you’re not one for glugging down pints of water, here are five alternative ways to keep hydrated throughout the day. Of course, none of these sources should replace water, which is essential to healthy living.
Coconut water is very hydrating and contains more potassium than a sugar-packed sports drink. Many people also swear by it as a fantastic hangover cure.
Eat More Veg
According to the National Institutes of Health, 20% of your daily water intake comes from food. Veg is very high in water, particularly lettuce and cucumber, which boasts 96% water content.
The clue is in the name. Watermelon contains exceptionally high water content and is a delicious way to hydrate and refresh in the summer.
A broth-based soup is a fantastic way to hydrate. In addition to containing high levels of water, the salts help your body retain the fluids you intake.
Avoid Too Much Alcohol
This may seem like an obvious one but in the summer it can be easy to forget just how dehydrating alcohol can be. If you’re enjoying a cold brew on the beach, be sure to alternate your alcoholic drinks with water.