Updated: Aug 27
1. Drink Water
Easier said than done, right? I have a hard time consuming enough water a day. If I had the choice between, coffee, tea, pop, juice, and water, water isn’t going to be the first choice. Luckily, there are so many drinks available and so many flavors to choose from. If drinking plain water is boring, try choosing flavored infused water or coconut water.
Tip: Choose a brand that contains no added preservatives and is 100% coconut water. Harmless Harvest, CocoXim, C2O, Creative Roots, and Coco Mojo are some healthy brands to choose from.
2. Eat High-Water Content Foods
Fruits and vegetables are always a good choice. They are high-water content foods so not only are they a good source of electrolytes but staying hydrated too. This works in favor of non-water lovers.
3. Avoid Alcohol, Sugar, & Caffeine
Alcohol and caffeine are diuretics that can lead to dehydration in the body. Sugar is another thing that can lead to dehydration if blood sugar levels become too high.
Try substituting for fat-free or skim milk, smoothies, or sports drinks.
Probiotics help with maintaining healthy skin and improve digestion and absorption of food and nutrients.
When it comes to vitamins it’s important to know what vitamins can be taken together. Potassium helps to regulate the fluids in the body and controls certain actions of the muscles. Combined with magnesium and calcium, it helps support your nervous system's function. They also support a healthy electrolyte balance in your body, which is related to hydration.
Vitamins that shouldn’t be taken together include zinc, copper, calcium, and iron because they block the absorption of each other by competing for the same receptors in your body. Recommended taking at separate times during the day.