Why You Need To Drink More Water! 💦
Did you know...
50-60% of your body weight is water? As you lose water every time you pee, sweat or breathe, you need to make sure you keep yourself topped up during the day. This will help avoid the negative side effects of dehydration – tiredness, headaches, dry mouth, constipation and dry skin.
These negative side effects can easily be avoided by getting into a good habit of drinking water regularly. It's that easy!
Use these tricks to make drinking water more interesting and fun if you find it boring or don't drink enough during the day! ⬇️
A challenge for you!
Mix things up a little. Try one, some, or all of these ideas:
☕ Check out the huge range of sugar free hot and cold brew tea bags (you can find these next to the other teas at the supermarket). They have no sugar in them and there are all sorts of flavours, from lemon and lime, to tropical, raspberry, mango and many more!
🍋 Add sliced fruit to your water. Lemon, lime, apple, pear or a small handful of frozen berries all work well.
🥒 Slice up cucumber to give water a new level of refreshment!
🥬 Give herbs a whirl. Crushed mint, a sprig of rosemary and basil all work well.
Healthy teeth tip: Citrus fruit added to water is very acidic and can cause damage to your teeth. If you love citrus in your water, drink it in one sitting and if possible, use a straw to reduce the contact time with your teeth. Remember, still water is better for us! Sparkling water is high in acidity, which is erosive on the enamel of our teeth.
Happy, healthier drinking! 😊
Want more nutrition tips and advice?
Claire is our DediKate Nutritionist, who answers our nutrition questions and runs nutrition workshops and programmes!
Claire is a registered nutritionist with a passion for psychology, with over 18 years experience. She is a published author with two best-selling books, the owner and director of the private nutrition practice and workplace wellness company Mission Nutrition!
Claire has selected highly qualified and experienced nutritionists and dietitians from around the country who share her values and have the knowledge, skills and experience to help you reach your own specific health goals so you can look and feel your best each and every day.
Get in touch with Claire today or find out more about Mission Nutrition!
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