This post was adopted from Reliv International
Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it’s important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water. When you’re not getting enough water, you’ll be sluggish, lethargic, and most likely mistake thirst for hunger. Other than making us feel thirsty, common signs of dehydration include dry mouth, flushed skin, headaches, dizziness, constipation, fatigue or muscle cramps.
Experts recommend adults drink 2.1-2.6 litres (8-10 cups) daily, however how much water you need does depend on how rapidly you are losing it from your body. If you’re having trouble meeting your daily water intake, try adding yummy flavors to your water. For example, try adding Innergize!® lemon. Innergize! contains an advanced blend of vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates designed specifically to help prevent dehydration and restore your energy. Registered Dietitian Jennifer McDaniel suggests you even add fresh fruit or a small amount of juice to your water for more flavor. Infuse your water with lemons, cucumbers, strawberries, mint leaves, watermelon, etc. The possibilities are endless!
There are lots of ways to meet your daily water intake by making your brain think you’re not actually drinking water. Of course, the more WATER, the better, but if you are struggling to get in the recommended daily intake of water every day, go ahead and flavor it up! Studies show that we definitely drink more when we add a little something to our H2O.