The human body contains about 60% water and is constantly losing water through breath, perspiration and urine. You may need to do more than simply drink tap water to ensure optimal hydration.
How to Stay Hydrated
Here are some healthy hydration tips on what to expect from different kinds of water.
From underground springs, mineral water contains naturally dissolved mineral salts such as iron, calcium and magnesium. Plus, the natural sulfates can help to promote digestion.
Full of sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphate and magnesium, electrolyte water helps replenish your body’s minerals after an energizing workout.
Rich in alkalizing minerals like calcium, silica, potassium, magnesium and bicarbonate, drinking alkaline water may help metabolize nutrients and expel toxins more efficiently.
Low-calorie, low-carbohydrate and 99% fat-free, coconut water is nature’s quick energy drink—full of electrolytes, and more potassium than a banana.
Swap out your soda with sparkling water! This hydrating alternative contains low-to-no sugar or calories, with all the refreshing bubbles.
Fruits and Veggies
Watermelon, strawberry, cucumber, kiwi, citrus and raspberries all have high water content (as do many other fruits and veggies)—try adding these to your water for a nutrient and flavor boost! And, you can freeze them to use in place of ice cubes as well.