It’s time to celebrate Hydration Day. Doesn’t sound familiar? Well, National Hydration Day is all about the importance of fluid intake in your body. Healthy hydration supports nearly every internal body function like temperature regulation, natural detoxification, and immunity. Here are the best 3 prescribed thirst-quenching tips for your regular hydration check.
Scratch the Eight-by-Eight Myth
The widely known concept of drinking eight glasses of water a day has become the gospel somehow. But it is doubtful that different people coming from different backgrounds, need to drink the exact same amount of water daily. Co-author of Quench and M.D., integrative medicine physician Dana Cohen tells that, there is no rule of thumb of daily water intake. It varies depending on one’s body type, environment, diet, and daily activity level. Generally, she recommends drinking half of the body weight in ounces in a day.
Include a Go-to Green Smoothie
Going green is always beneficial. According to Cohen, a fiber-rich green smoothie is more hydrating than drinking multiple glasses of water. For the ultimate thirst-quenching blend, simply throw ½ an apple, ½ a cucumber, 2 tbsp of chia seeds, juice of ½ lemon into a high-speed blender. Add 1 cup of greens of choice like spinach or kale. Then pour 2 to 3 cups of water. Now whir until all blends in smooth green goodness.
Chill with Chia Detox Water
Chia seeds may not be popular as hydrating foods, but these fiber-rich seeds are high on detoxification. When added Chia seeds, the H2O molecules react and layer upon one another, turning the water into a slimy gel consistency. You can add a dash of lime or lemon to it for taste. The fibers in it acts like a sponge and can absorb up to 10-12 times their weight, maintaining the hydration much better. According to Cohen, this ‘structured’ form is originally the form of liquid found in nature and also in our body cells.