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What Staying Hydrated Does for Your Brain

by Cascade Ice on April 10, 2020

It’s a well known fact that staying hydrated can improve your body functions, from your eyes to your skin. But how does it help the brain in particular? Your brain is nearly 75 percent water, so when it has a healthy reserve of water to utilize, it will help you think faster and more clearly. It may even improve your creativity! 

Water is also a crucial vehicle for delivering the nutrients your brain needs each day to function. Water can also help remove toxins, and make the exchange of nutrients and toxins more efficient. Ever heard of brain fog? This exchange is made easier because of plenty of water, ensuring we have better concentration and mental alertness. 

Now that we know how important staying hydrated can be on your brain’s functions, how can we ensure we get enough each day? If regular water gets boring, try out some fruit, like lemon or strawberry, added to your water. Cascade Ice Sparkling Water is a great alternative as well, with so many options and flavor combinations available. 

To get at least 8 glasses of water each day, try carrying around a reusable water bottle to remind you to fill up. You can even set a reminder or alarm to help you remember if you’re notorious for forgetting! Lastly, lots of nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables contain water, so stock up on the essentials to help you meet your daily intake and boost your brain function.

Cheers to keeping our brains happy, healthy, and functioning the best they possibly can!

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3 Simple Tips to Help You Drink More Water Everyday

by Cascade Ice on November 4, 2019

We all know that we should be getting adequate hydration each day. After all, it helps with everything from digestion to regulating your mood and brain function. But sometimes our busy lives prevent us from keeping up with healthy habits. Here are some easy hacks to help you stay hydrated 24/7:

Sync hydration patterns to your daily routine

If you’re like most people, you have trouble remembering to drink enough water throughout the day. Any easy way to fix that is to develop a habit of drinking when you go from one activity to the next. For example, before you leave your car to go into the office each morning, finish your water bottle. Or, don’t leave for lunch without taking some sips at your desk. After a while, you won’t even think about it!

Sip, don’t chug

Gulping down a big bottle of water in one sitting definitely helps you meet your daily hydration goals faster, but it may cause bloat and upset stomach. Instead, take small sips all day long – it may actually help you absorb the water better and keep you from that “sloshy stomach” feeling.

Make it fun!

Let’s face it, water can get boring. So liven it up a bit by adding lemon, lime or cucumber slices, or even orange wedges. Muddling the fruit brings out the flavor even more. Flavored sparkling water like Cascade Ice is also a great option for changing things up by adding a bubbly kick of flavor to your daily water intake. There are several different product lines and flavors, so check out our website for more information.

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Things You May Not Know About the Importance of Staying Hydrated

by Cascade Ice on February 18, 2019

It’s common knowledge that a key part of living a healthy lifestyle is to drink plenty of water, and Cascade Ice is a great way to liven up your daily water intake. But did you know that there are some lesser-known benefits to drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day?

Regulating body temperature
Staying properly hydrated is an essential function in maintaining a body temperature within normal range. Because your body loses water during physical activities (and during the summer months), and sweat keeps your body cool, it’s crucial to replenish the water you lose so that you don’t overheat and become dehydrated.

Helping absorb important nutrients
Water is food’s biggest helper when breaking things down in the digestive system, but water’s lesser-known benefit in the body is how it facilitates the absorption of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients from your food. Once it helps the nutrients absorb, it delivers these vitamin components to the rest of your body for use.

Boosting your energy levels
Did you know that water can have a positive impact on your metabolism? One study found that drinking 500 milliliters of water boosted the metabolic rate of participants by 30 percent. A boost in metabolism has been associated with a direct impact on energy levels.

Improving your mood
If you’re not getting your daily recommended intake of water, it can negatively impact your mood. Dehydration can sometimes result in fatigue and confusion as well as anxiety. So, if more water = better mood … all the more reason to drink up! Cheers!