6 Simple Ways to Drink More Water

April 11, 2021 in in Lifestyle

About 60% of your body weight is made of water. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to function. Your body uses water to maintain its temperature, regulate blood pressure, lubricate joints, carry nutrients to your cells, and help you digest the food that you eat. If you don’t drink enough water, you can become dehydrated, and sever cases of dehydration can cause dizziness, confusion, and even seizures Zero fat Dubai. That’s why drinking water is crucial, but doing so can be difficult. Here are 6 simple ways to drink more water:
1- Add some flavour
Plain water can be boring sometimes, try infusing your water by adding some fruits, such as strawberries, oranges, grapefruits or by adding slices of lemon, lime, or cucumber which will make your water more refreshing and tastier. To intensify the flavour, let the mix sit in the fridge for few hours or overnight.
2- Eat more water
Yes, you can eat water. Foods that are water-rich, such as lettuce, cucumber, watermelon, grapefruits, grapes, zucchini, or tomatoes are refreshing and super hydrating. Eat these foods as snacks, or add them to your lunch or dinner to meet your hydration goals.
3- Set goals
One of the simplest ways to make sure that you are drinking enough water is to set a goal. Set a daily hydration goal for yourself, use an app or get a smart water bottle which tracks your daily water intake. At the end of the day, review whether you hit your goal or not.
4- Make it a routine
Drinking water should be part of your daily routine. For example, drink a glass of water before you go to bed, when you wake up, after brushing your teeth, or before each meal. These are simple ways to increase your water intake by making it a habit.
5- Add lots of ice to your drinks or smoothies
Adding lots of ice to your drinks is an easy way to increase your water intake. Try adding four ice cubes into your glass which will add half a cup of water to your drinks.
6- Replace other drinks with water
One way to drink more water and reduce your calorie intake is to replace other drinks, such as soda, juices, and sports drinks with water. These drinks are often full of added sugars, when you cut them out, replace them with water, this may improve your hydration status, help you lose weight and feel much better.
Finally, experts recommend 8 glasses, which equals about 2 litters of water a day. However, this is not a rule, many factors affect how much water you need, depending on your diet, the environment you live in, your activity levels, and other factors. Remember adequate water intake is essential for your health. Choose from these 6 simple tips to boost your daily water intake.

Written by Mariam Fadlallah, Kcal Nutritionist

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