The Role of Water in Wellness & Staying Hydrated

The Role of Water in Wellness & Staying Hydrated

Did you know that your body weight is approximately 60 percent water? If you’re like me, you’ll know that it’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day. By keeping our water levels normal, our body is better able to regulate temperature, protect and lubricate our joints, and keep the tissues in our body moist. Each day our body is working hard to keep everything working as it should, whilst it does this, it loses water through breathing, sweating, even digestion. To keep our bodies in peak condition, it is essential to drink lots of water and re hydrate the body. This can be done by drinking water and eating foods that have a high water content.

Here are our favourite ways to stay hydrated:

1. Infused Water

  • Mint, & Melon Refresher
    • For this recipe, all you need is:
      • 1 thinly sliced lime
      • 1 cup of diced honeydew melon
      • 1 minced mint sprig
      • 1/2 sliced cucumber
    • Place the ingredients in a pitcher with water and pour over ice to serve.

2. Fruit Slushies

  • “Pink” Lemonade
    • For this recipe, all you need is:
      • 1/16 cup of lemon juice
      • 1/2 cup of chopped strawberries
      • 1/4 cup of raspberries
      • 1/2 cup of watermelon
    • Place the ingredients in a blender with ice, serve in a chilled glass.

 

3. Steamed Vegetables

  • This one’s great to add as a side plate to any meal!
  • Simply, pick out your favourite veggies and place them in your steamer with the pot filled to the 2-inch mark with water.
  • You can add a seasoning of your choice to the veggies once they are cooked to your liking.

*Our favourites are potatoes, carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower with a couple slices of lemon or lime for flavour.

4. Broth-based Soups

  • Butternut Squash and Lemon Chicken
    • For this recipe, you will need:
      • 5 cups of water
      • 1/4 onion diced
      • 4 tbspns of lemon juice
      • 1 knor cube
      • 3 slices of ginger
      • 1 1/2 cups of boneless chicken
      • 1 cup of steamed butternut squash
      • 2 stems of fresh cilantro
    • Bring the water, lemon juice, knor cube, ginger, and onion to a boil.
    • Place boneless chicken and butternut squash in boiling water.
    • Turn element to low for 10 minutes.
    • Pour into bowl and garnish with cilantro

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