Happy Hydration - Omaha Integrative Care
Happy Hydration

July 05, 2018 | Isa Luzarraga

With temperatures rising into the blazing 100s, drinking copious amounts of water is becoming more pertinent. Many don’t fully understand the importance of remaining hydrated everyday. Along with preventing heat stroke and overall exhaustion, drinking fluids also performs other important functions. Drinking more water helps your body digest food faster, speeding up your metabolism. After a workout, your muscles are in serious need of energy. Water and electrolytes helps revive our muscles in a way. Other organs are also benefited from staying hydrated. Skin has a smoother appearance and our kidneys function better with liquids in our system.

It’s obvious that water is important and necessary for our health, but it can be tedious drinking our recommended eight glasses of water each day. Sometimes it’s easier to just drink the fruity, sugary soft drink. Luckily there are many ways to get healthily hydrated. If you think the taste of water is too bland by itself, you might want to try making your own fruit water. Some pitchers or water bottles have removable filters inside that you can put fresh fruit in. The flavor of the fruit is then spread throughout the particles of water creating a delicious, fruity concoction.

Some combinations you could try:

  • Strawberries and a Lemon wedge=Strawberry Lemonade
  • Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries=Berry Madness
  • Lime wedges and Lemon wedges=Crazy Citrus
  • Pineapple and Mango slices=Tropical Tango

If you aren’t crazy about the idea of fruit in your water, you can substitute the fruity taste for an essential oil. A drop of Wild Orange may be the perfect addition to a cup of ice cold water. Just make sure you read the label on your essential oil to make sure it is edible. A favorite of many is the doTerra essential oil, Slim and Sassy. With hints of grapefruit and lemon, this essential oil is fresh tasting and boosts your metabolism.

Who says drinking water couldn’t be fun?

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