The body is made up of approximately 60% water. Large amounts of water can be lost each day through normal bodily processes and sweating in response to exercise or summer time heat. Adults that don’t drink enough water are more likely to consume food or beverages packed with sugar. Focusing on hydration can result in a host of benefits. Dehydration can produce many symptoms including a “foggy” feeling in the head or overall sluggishness. The best way to stay hydrated is to have a bottle of water handy at all times.
A healthy diet with sufficient vegetables and fruits can help with bodily hydration. While the majority of produce you see in the market has significant levels of water, consuming them in large quantities may add significant calories to your daily diet due to their natural sugars. Diabetics looking for hydration especially need to be aware of their total calorie intake (including sugars from drinks, juices or fruits).
While using water exclusively for hydration can be bland, squeezing some lemon into the water will give it a slight taste and the lemon water can also provide some vitamin C while potentially assisting with digestion -and minimizing unnecessary calorie consumption.
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