May 16

Beat the Summer Heat!

5 Water Alternatives to Help You Stay Hydrated this Summer

When it comes to sweaty workouts, we all love water breaks as much as any fitness fiend. But the temperature rises, it’s more important than ever to focus on your fluid intake all day long. Apart from water though, there other alternative fluids that you can take to keep your H2O balance just right.


1.       Skim or Fat-Free Milk

We all know that milk is an excellent source of calcium to keep our bones in their tip-top shape. However, some studies also show that milk works better than sports drinks and water for recovery and rehydration after working out. Just make sure to choose the fat-free variant, as the fat in whole milk delays fluid replacement.

2.       Soups

Consume a light vegetable soup as a snack in the mid-morning or in the afternoon to boost your energy levels and water intake. Add high-water content veggies, such as cucumber, celery, tomato, zucchini, and iceberg lettuce in your soup – or blend everything up, and take it as something hydrating and tasty to sip on all day.

3.       Decaffeinated Teas

Decaffeinated herbal teas are a great way to combat tea’s diuretic effect, and stay hydrated all day long. Some of the best choices of decaf herbal and green teas are chamomile, peppermint, and rooibos tea. Decaf teas come in tons of combinations and calorie-free options, so chill some in the fridge or brew some at night to keep on hand at all times.


4.       Smoothies

Perhaps everyone’s favourite way to stay hydrated is to drink lots of smoothies not only during summer, but whole year round. Making smoothies with fruits and greens, or greens and water is one of the best ways to stay hydrated and up your nutrition. All that you need is a blender, healthy ingredients, and a creative imagination.

5.       Vegetable Juices

Other than fruit smoothies, vegetable juices are also a great way to stay hydrated and healthy. Adding ingredients like apple, celery, cucumber, lemon, lime, and romaine lettuce to your drink will lend more water to your veggie juice. If you want, put some lemon and ginger to your drink to add a little zing, or try adding apples, carrots, and pears for a sweeter taste.

Being well-hydrated prevents appearance of wrinkles, aids in digestion, and keeps energy levels up. So ensure that you try out these tasty alternatives to water so you’ll be well on your way to staying hydrated this summer.


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