Alternative Solutions to Hydrate this Summer
We are constantly reminded to drink more water throughout our day, but what if we could spice things up to get even more benefits from our hydration goals? Hydrating isn’t just about drinking enough water for your body’s basic needs, it is also about ensuring proper electrolyte levels to maintain this hydration and provide cellular support. Electrolytes can become crucial in the summer to fuel your muscles and maintain energy levels as you move through the heat. Try adding these tips to meet your hydration needs:
Drink mineral rich herbs as an iced tea- Herbs such as nettle, alfalfa, red clover, oatstraw, and horsetail are all readily available herbs either growing in your backyard or for sale at your local herb shop. Brew them just like any other tea or allow them to steep overnight as this allows for the maximum potential of mineral extraction.
Add a few drops of trace mineral to your water- These products make life simple by harvesting trace minerals from places like the Great Salt Lakes and bottling them to fit into your busy lifestyle. Naturally occurring ionic trace minerals are readily absorbed and utilized by the body.
Eat your way to hydration- Fruits and vegetables like watermelon and cucumbers are the ideal snack for summer. With watermelon being mostly water and a good source of magnesium, potassium, and vitamin C, it can cool and replenish you quickly. Aside from water, cucumbers have the additional benefits of vitamin K, B6, and iron.