Hydration is essential to health. When our bodies do not get enough caffeine and sugar-free fluid, we can experience any of the following symptoms:
- Mental fog and confusion
- Poor digestion and constipation
- Irregular body temperature and fluctuations
- Weight gain
Experts recommend drinking 1 oz of water for every kg of body weight (roughly ½ an ounce for every pound). While that standard holds true, if you struggle to hit that benchmark, we have 3 delicious and nutrient-dense ways to get more fluids and build better health.
1. Herbal Tea
- Rooibos, chamomile, dandelion, mint, etc.
- Depending on the tea, you can reduce or omit caffeine and drink 2-4 cups per day to add valuable trace minerals to the diet.
- Mint tea is good for digestion and to stimulate the mind. Try it with Orange Blossom Water like they enjoy in Morocco.
- Roasted Dandelion Tea is great for liver detoxification. Find a blend that includes chicory and vanilla for nutty coffee-alternative.
2. Diluted Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Juice
- Drinking diluted fresh fruit and vegetable juice on an empty stomach helps absorb the enzymes from the juicing.
- Try drinking 16 oz before breakfast. Dilute to the point of “barely sweet” juice for optimal blood sugar regulation.
- Never consume straight fruit juice; always cut with vegetable juice and dilute with water. Cucumber and celery are great neutral-flavored blending juices.
- Watermelon and cucumber are high in water content and fiber.
3. Mineral Broth
- Try 8 oz once a day to balance the system and get a boost of blended nutrients.
- Make a vegetable or bone broth in your slow cooker with kitchen clippings from onion, garlic, carrot, herbs, mushrooms, and sweet potatoes. Amp up with sea vegetables and flaxseed.
- See the recipe for Mineral Broth here
You can also supercharge your water with lemon, lime, chlorophyll, or green powder to alkalize your body, and add a dash of maple syrup for added minerals and energy. Happy Hydrating!
Article via Bauman College