Another winter related health post coming at you. This time, it’s all about hydration.
We’ve heard it all before: hydration is good for you (plumps up your skin, gets rid of toxins…)
But what happens when you don’t?
Regardless of weather, dehydration is serious. It can cause exhaustion, muscle fatigue, cramps and loss of co-ordination. In winter, we’ve got to be extra vigilant about our health and immune systems. That means keeping your fluids up, if you want to keep your cold and flu count down.
Keeping hydrated doesn’t have to be boring either, I’ve mentioned drinking herbal teas but you can also get hydration from water based foods such as cucumbers and tomatoes which have a high water content – not the mention the added nutritional benefits.
Now getting water into your body is one thing, keeping it there is another. The best way to do this is with electrolytes; if you want to ensure deep level hydration for your cells and tissues, you need electrolytes like potassium and sodium. Look to bananas, potatoes and avocado as natural sources of electrolytes.
Once you’ve found the best way of keeping hydrated, you’ll definitely see a difference. It’s such a simple way to create a difference in your health and to help combat winter dehydration.