Did you know that water is so essential that every system of your body depends on it? Water promotes a moist environment for your ears and throat. It flushes out toxins from your body and it helps you feel and look your best.
Water is also crucial for the health of your teeth. It washes away food debris that causes plaque and keeps your mouth hydrated.
So how much water should you be drinking a day? Health experts recommend at least eight, 8-ounce glasses of water in a 24-hour period. But with our bodies constantly eliminating water — through bathroom breaks, sweating, and even breathing — keeping up with your daily water supply can be tough.
Here are six ways you can boost water consumption, even with your favorite foods!
Water and fiber high-five in this nutritious stick. Plus, the chewing stimulates saliva flow, which helps wash away harmful teeth bacteria.
The first half of the word should give you a clue. This seed-filled summer favorite contains 90% water.
You may not think of Southern California as a soup-friendly climate, but your thirst disagrees. Make sure to look for a low-sodium version, as high salt levels can leave you dehydrated.
4. ICE POPS
These eye-pleasing pops are made mostly of ice. They provide extra H2O and easily increase your daily fruit count.
5. SET AN ALARM
There are plenty of apps designed to keep you hydrated. If you want to keep it simple, set a “water alarm” for every few hours.
6. ADD A FLAVOR
A fruit infuser water bottle is an inexpensive way to add natural sweetness. If you’re not into fruit, try a sugar-free flavor powder.
Remember, water is easier to drink when you have it nearby. Always keep a water bottle on hand — in your car, at your desk, and on the supper table!
Drink up for a pitcher perfect you!
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