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7 Drinks to Keep you Hydrated this Summer

Summers are that time of year when keeping yourself hydrated is very important.

Drinking water is the easiest way to keep your body hydrated, roughly 20% of our daily water intake comes from solid foods like fruits and vegetables.

But plain water may feel boring at times. But you can definitely look into some other drinks that suit your hydration needs.

Here are some other drinks to keep you hydrated: 

  • Water: Water is the best drink to keep you hydrated. Consuming water while working out helps to make up for the loss of water that your body losses in the form of sweat. Drinking water may help reduce headaches and headache symptoms. Low water consumption appears to be a risk factor for constipation in both younger and older individuals, it may help prevent and relieve constipation, especially in people who generally don’t drink enough water.

  • Coconut water: Coconut water is a natural source of several important minerals. It has a sweet, nutty taste. It is low in calories and free of fat and cholesterol and a super hydrating drink. It eliminates toxins from the body and breaks down kidney stones. It also can remove bacteria in the body that causes gum disease and urinary tract infections. It is very good for our digestive system as it gives enough amount of fiber required for a body on daily basis. It also helps in reducing heart disease risk.

  • Water enriched fruits and vegetables: There are so many different fruits and vegetables available which contain a high amount of water like watermelon, strawberries, pineapples, cantaloupe, and peaches, and vegetables like tomatoes, radish, cucumbers, and all green leafy vegetables. Watermelon is the fruit with the highest level of water content which is 92%. It also contains a whole lot of vitamins and nutrients. Likewise, strawberries are a great source of antioxidants, which help to protect your cells from being damaged, and contain nearly 85% of water. In vegetables, tomatoes are made up of 95% of water and are a very good source of vitamin A which is very important for the skin. Cucumber is a vegetable containing 96% of water in it, you can make refreshing juices with this. Leafy vegetables loke spinach, cabbage are made up of 93% of water, it also helps in keeping your immune system healthy.

  • Skim Milk: Skim milk is made up of mostly water, it consists of many vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin B12, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, and calcium. It contains 91% of water. It maintains proper hydration, especially after exercise. These electrolytes drink is good for rehydration especially when you are not getting adequate electrolytes from your normal diet. Drinking milk or milk-based meal supplements led to better fluid retention than any other drinks.

  • Yogurt: Yogurt rather plain yogurt is a great source of water, protein, vitamins, and several minerals like calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. It provides hydrating effects along with many health benefits. You can use yogurt as a drink also by adding water to it and no additional flavor or sugar. You can find an immense amount of protein, carbohydrate, sodium, and chloride in just a cup of yogurt drink. This drink has been a promising treatment for dehydration caused due to diarrhea 

  • Soups: Broth-based soups contains 92% of water as they are liquid base. These are known to have vegetables and stocks which are full of nutrients and minerals. It is found that those who consume soup before a meal eat fewer calories intake,  which helps in weight loss also. Having soups or broth increases the body‘s fluid restoration better than any sports drink. In addition, you can add any vegetables or meat or any other flavor of your choice to make it healthy and tasty as well.

Any other drinks, fruits or vegetables that provide you with hydration qualities similar to that of water may suffice. 

However, it is suggested to have at least 6 to 8 liters of liquid in a day. Not all of that liquid has to come from just plain water, you can try different exciting drinks to fulfill your hydration requirements. 

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