Staying properly hydrated is incredibly important for your overall health. But, what exactly counts as water intake? In this blog post, we’ll explore what types of beverages you should be drinking and how much you should be consuming in order to stay optimally hydrated.
Water is the most important beverage when it comes to keeping yourself hydrated. Your body needs plenty of water to function normally—it helps keep your cells healthy, regulates your temperature, and even helps flush out toxins from your body. It’s recommended that adults drink 8-10 glasses of water per day. You can also get good amounts of water from fruits and vegetables like cucumbers and melons that are naturally high in water content.
Fruit Juices & Smoothies
Fruit juices and smoothies are a great way to get vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients into your diet. Some fruit juices are made with 100% real fruit juice while others contain added sugar or preservatives—make sure you read the label before buying any juice off the shelf. As for smoothies, they come in all sorts of flavors and can be made with either fresh or frozen fruit, depending on what you prefer. Make sure not to add too much sugar or milk as these will affect the amount of hydration you get from the smoothie itself.
Tea & Coffee
Tea and coffee both contain caffeine which works as a diuretic—essentially meaning it makes you urinate more frequently than normal which can lead to dehydration if consumed in excess. However, if consumed in moderation (1-2 cups per day), both tea and coffee can be part of a healthy hydration routine as long as they are unsweetened or lightly sweetened with natural sweeteners like honey or stevia.
Conclusion: Everyone’s daily hydration needs vary depending on their activity level so it’s important to listen to your body when deciding how much fluid you should consume each day. Water is always the best choice but other options like 100% fruit juice, smoothies, tea, and coffee can also help keep you hydrated if consumed in moderation! Keeping up with your water intake is essential for optimal health so make sure you drink enough each day!