The Importance of Hydration
Water is essential for every cell, tissue, and organ in our body to work properly. To put this in perspective, you could survive around six weeks without food but not make it past a week without water. This is because water helps to regulate our body temperature, transport nutrients and oxygen throughout the body, carry waste products away from cells, maintain blood volume, and lubricate joints and body tissues. Water is an ideal source of hydration because it is usually free, easy to carry, and contains no calories. Learn more about water and its benefits in this article.
Tips to get more water in:
• Carry a reusable water bottle with you throughout the day.
• Improve the taste of water by adding fruit to infuse or no-calorie flavorings (Mio, Crystal Light, etc.).
• Order water when eating out in place of sugary or alcoholic beverages to save money and improve your health.
• Snack on healthy foods that are water-rich, such as watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, cucumbers, tomatoes, and peaches.