3 Ways to Hydrate with Vitamins & Minerals

BC Hydration 03-25-16

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
  • Exhaustion
  • Dizziness
  • 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

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