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5 ways to achieve optimal hydration in the winter

by Cascade Ice on March 6, 2024

Even though it’s tempting to cozy up with hot cocoa and forget about water, staying hydrated in the winter is crucial for your health and well-being. Here are 5 of the best ways to keep your body happy and hydrated during the colder months:

Sip on warm beverages

While plain water is always an optimal choice, warm drinks can be more appealing in winter. Opt for herbal teas like peppermint or ginger, unsweetened decaf coffee, or even hot water with lemon or cucumber slices. Bonus points for infusing your water with fruits and herbs for added flavor!

Eat water-rich foods

Fruits and vegetables like watermelon, celery, cucumber, berries, and oranges are packed with water and nutrients. Soups and broths are also great options, providing warmth and hydration. Remember, even though these foods contribute to your fluid intake, they shouldn’t replace your water intake completely.

Flavor your water

Sometimes, plain water can seem a bit bland. Liven it up with slices of citrus fruits, berries, cucumber, or even herbs like mint or basil. You can also try sparkling water with a squeeze of lemon or lime for a refreshing twist. Our line of sugar-free sparkling waters come in a variety of fun flavors, so you’ll never get bored!

Carry a reusable water bottle

Keep a reusable water bottle with you throughout the day and refill it regularly. Having it readily available will serve as a reminder to drink and make it easier to track your intake. Consider an insulated bottle to keep your water at a comfortable temperature.

Monitor your urine

Pay attention to the color of your urine. Pale yellow indicates good hydration, while dark yellow or amber suggests dehydration. Use this as a guide to adjust your fluid intake throughout the day.

Bonus Tip

Limit dehydrating beverages like alcohol, sugary drinks, and excessive coffee. These can actually worsen dehydration and contribute to other health problems. Remember, everyone’s hydration needs differ based on factors like activity level and climate. Consult your doctor for personalized advice on how much water you should be drinking in winter.

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