In my New Year, New You post, I mentioned my commitment to staying hydrated this winter. We all know we should be drinking lots of water, but that’s not the ONLY thing we can do to keep ourselves hydrated. Here are 5 other ways to stay hydrated this winter.
5 Winter Hydration Tips
1. Watch your caffeine and alcohol consumption.
While all beverages do provide some hydration (yes, even coffee! woot!) you don’t want to overdo it with the caffeine and alcohol. Alcohol, particularly, is dehydrating. So try to focus on water, perhaps some naturally flavored water beverages, or green tea. If you do indulge in an alcoholic beverage or two, drink an extra glass of water for each glass of wine or beer.
2. Add citrus!
Don’t like water? A squeeze of lemon, lime or even orange can make a typical glass of water more palatable.
3. Reduce your sodium intake.
We all love warm soups and stews in the wintertime — the ultimate comfort food, right? But watch the canned variety, as they tend to contain a LOT of sodium. You’re better off making your own.
4. Snack on fruit.
Many fruits contain high water content, and snacking on fruits rather than salty chips or pretzels will help you stick to your hydration goals.
5. Eat more salad.
Salad greens are 90% water. So eat up!!
How do you keep yourself hydrated throughout the winter? Do you have any tips? Let us know!