Hydration

10 Ways to Stay Hydrated (That Aren’€™t Water)

esc_June_23_blogYou want to stay healthy, but water just isn’€™t your thing.

While it is true that we naturally tend to drink water following exercise or prolonged activity such as working out in the yard or cleaning, we also need to be conscious of staying well hydrated throughout the day.  Since water makes up so much of our body composition and it is used so often for many bodily functions, avoiding dehydration will help us to have more energy and maintain better overall health.  Certainly our skin is no exception as it is vital to stay properly hydrated to maintain optimally healthy skin.

It is always good to drink water, but it may not always be practical to continually drink many glasses of water throughout the day for whatever reason.  There are many foods that are rich in water and other fluids that can help keep a proper balance of water in your body without the need for so many water cooler visits or bottles of water.

Foods

You may not think of eating when you first consider how best to stay hydrated, but there are many foods that can help us to get the water we need daily.  The Institute of Medicine has recommended that twenty percent of our intake of water should be done via the things that we eat. Along with yogurt, soups, and oatmeal, there are many popular summer foods that will help to achieve hydration.  These include watermelon, celery, cucumbers, strawberries, and lettuce.

Drinks

While most any non-alcoholic beverage will aid with hydration levels in your body, five particular drinks can not only help with your daily water intake, but provide other benefits as well, along with being refreshing and delicious.  Fat-free or skim milk, in addition to being an excellent source of calcium, has been shown to be better for recovery and rehydration following exercise than water or sports drinks. Smoothies can be a great way to get more fruits and vegetables into your diet while helping to stay hydrated. Sports drinks provide electrolytes and protein to help recover from workouts and other physical activity.  Coconut water is rich in potassium yet low in carbohydrates, offering effective rehydration following light exercise. And while we don’t often think of coffee when it comes to healthy beverages, a recent study has shown that it does not cause dehydration and can be beneficial for memory, athletic endurance and performance, and for reducing the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

All of these suggestions will help with overall hydration which in turn helps to have healthy skin.  For a more direct benefit to your skin care, our product pure hydration serum/zinc is excellent for skin that is stressed and irritated. This serum is very moisture-intensive with zinc to help to promote effective healing while also reducing redness. Pure hydration is delivered to replenish and rejuvenate your skin.

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To read Emily Faherty’s full article “10 Ways to Stay Hydrated (That Aren’€™t Water)” on daily burn’s site, visit here: http://dailyburn.com/life/health/healthy-foods-stay-hydrated-without-water/

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