Dehydration can occur in any season and it's definitely not isolated to the winter. However, during the winter its just as important to hydrate your body due to the harsh cold weather that it brings. I find that during the warmer months, I'm outside, I'm busy, I'm working out and I'm sweating a lot more. Automatically that means I'm often drinking a lot more water in order to stay hydrated and cool. Even my hair needs a little extra TLC and moisture in the winter months and what better way to feed it but from in the inside. That's why we're providing tips for you to stay hydrated in the winter.
5 Tips to Stay Hydrated in The Winter
1. Eat Fruit
In the Winter fruit can be an excellent source of water for hydration. Some fruits that are in season during this time of the year are apples, cranberries, pears, persimmons, and pomegranates. Here's why you should eat them. Not only are they a great source of vitamin C to help keep your immune system strong and fighting off colds and the flu during this season, but the water percentages speak for themselves. Apples and pears alone are both about 84-percent water. Pretty great huh?
2. Soups and Salt Are Good
I know people typically stray from salt on a regular basis, but our bodies are about 70% water and eating foods that contain a moderate amount of salt will help you retain water. When we are dehydrated, we often turn to drinks that contain electrolytes to put sodium back into our body to replenish it. We even do this for our children/babies with drinks like pedialyte. Eating things that contain sea salt of himalayan pink salt aren't as bad, because these salts do not contain iodine. Plus nice hot soups, vegetables, or broths with a few of your favorite crackers makes you feel good in the winter.
3. Limit The Amount of Caffeine you intake.
Now, I love my coffee and will definitely still partake, but there must be balance in everything. All year round, the first drink I like to put to my lips in the morning is water. It's the perfect way to awaken your system and flush out the toxins from the day before. After that, I don't mind drinking a little coffee, but do note that caffeine is a diuretic and helps you expel water from your body. Keep that in mind when you are looking for ways to stay hydrated in winter months.
4. Coconut Water
Coconut Water is known for its amazing ability to super hydrate your body and quench your thirst. Whenever I feel like I need a good refreshing I grab some coconut water from the store. But for those of you who are not really into the taste of coconut water but want to still experience the benefits, Welch's new Tropical Berry Grape and White Grape Mango juices with coconut water are perfect for you. Not only does it have a great taste and is wonderfully refreshing, but it is also 100% Juice with 30% less sugar! Check out their website to find out more about it and where you can get it in stores. I replaced my current juice with both of Welch's new flavors in smoothies this week and I loved them. It's the perfect juice to keep my on my healthy regimen and taking care of my body.
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5. Add Lemon or Fruit to Your Water
Lemon is high in Vitamin C and helps to facilitate cell hydration. Plus, adding slices of other fresh fruits such as limes, oranges, or cucumber slices to your water can help with this as well. It also adds a little flavor to plain water. I know plenty of people who are more apt to drink water if it has a little flavor to it so -- add away.