Dry mouth? Dark urine? Headaches? Fatigue? Your body may be lacking adequate hydration.
Staying hydrated keeps our bodies running at the optimal level by assisting with organ function, delivering nutrients to cells, and aiding in digestive function among other things!
Unfortunately, many hydrating products on the market today may be doing more harm than good. Preservatives, artificial flavors, synthetic colors, and an overload of sugar are not good for our body or our mind and should be avoided. The good news is, there are natural ways to hydrate without all the yuck!
Check out the natural tips below and begin hydrating your body from the inside out!
1. Hydrate with lemon water in the A.M.
After a long night’s rest, it is best to start your day with a big glass of H2O – around 30 ounces or so. Whether warm or cold, adding fresh lemon to your water adds not only a dose of vitamin C, but also essential electrolytes like potassium, magnesium, and calcium to your drink.
Either way, H2O is the way to go!
*Pro Tip: Be sure to use an effective water filtration system. Pure Effects is the system I own and highly recommend!
2. Coconut Water
Not only is coconut water packed with nutrients, but it is also an excellent natural source of hydration.
Here are a few tips to consider when choosing the healthiest, hydrating coconut water possible:
- Read the ingredient label. Avoid added sugars, artificial flavors, and preservatives.
- Choose a coconut water that is pink in color. The pink color comes from a natural process and ensures artificial preservatives have not been used.
3. Electrolytes / DIY Pedialyte
Electrolytes are essential when it comes to hydrating the body. In fact, people often don’t realize they may not be consuming enough electrolytes. Sodium, potassium, and magnesium are three electrolytes your body needs to thrive. Whether your make your own DIY “Pedialyte” drink or purchase a premade option, always be sure to to avoid added sugars, artificial flavors and artificial colors. Check out my DIY electrolyte drink here.
The Top Electrolytes For Hydration
- Seeking Health Electrolyte (my top choice)
- Pediavance (most similar to Pedialyte without the artificial ingredients)
- Ultima Replenisher
4. Sea Salt
Not all salts are made equally! Sea salt contains dozens of traces of minerals that help balance your fluid levels and hydrate your body from the inside out, according to Healthline.
When choosing a specific salt brand, you’ll want to consider the fact that some salt contains higher amounts of heavy metals such as lead than others, according to Lead Safe Mama, LLC. Per her recommendation and heavy metal testing, I personally buy Jacobsen’s Sea Salt for my family and have been very happy with it.
5. Fruits & Veggies
Certain fruits and veggies are composed of 90% water. If you’re looking to hydrate while filling your tummy, chomp on some delicious watermelon, honeydew, lettuce, cucumber, celery, or cantaloupe! You may also craft a homemade smoothie if preferred.
Stay happy, healthy, and hydrated!
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