#thirstythursday wellness tip

Proper hydration is crucial to our health,

the body is made up of 70% water! Drinking enough throughout the day is vital for many reasons: regulate body temperature, keep our organs functioning properly and lubricate your joints. Being well hydrated improves your skin, sleep, cognition and mood. 

If you’re like the majority of people, drinking enough water isn’t as easy as it sounds. That’s why you need to make water fun!

Tips for “Supercharging” your water

Adding fruits, vegetables or herbs to water can add delicious flavor without adding calories or sugar. 

Add fresh citrus fruits like lemon or limes to give your water a boost of vitamin C

cucumbers or mint leaves can also be added for a refreshing spin that even aids in healthy digestion.

You can also add frozen berries like strawberries or black berries for an antioxidant surge.

Supercharging your regular water will help you pass on sodas and sugar-filled beverages which means you aren’t containing unnecessary calories and you’re even saving money!  

Tired of drinking water?

A great alternative to increasing your water intake is to eat water-rich foods. Did you know that a fifth of your daily fluid intake comes from the foods you eat?   Most water-rich foods are fruits or vegetables. Taking in these types of foods are a great, easy way to stay hydrated throughout the day. Here’s a list of our top 5 choices for accessible water-rich foods. 

Water-Rich Foods

Cucumbers – Cucumbers contain the highest water content (96%) of any water-rich food. Try making cucumber slices as a dip for your favorite sauces as an easy snack.

Watermelon – Watermelons are 92% water, so, eating a few slices can be an easy way to hydrate or you can even blend fresh watermelon with ice for a refreshing treat. No matter what way you consume your watermelon, one thing we can all agree on is it’s always tasty!

Apples – Cold-pressed juices favorite cheat code. Have you ever wondered why Apples are typically the first or second ingredient? It’s because apples contain 85% water. It’s delicious sweet and refreshing taste also makes it a great alternative to help curb sweet cravings.

Oranges – In addition to being the most delicious source of Vitamin C, Oranges also contain 86% water. Fun Fact : It also helps your body to absorb iron from the meals you eat. Maybe, an orange a day actually keeps the doctor away 😉

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