Every physical fitness guru and well-being magazine pushes the need to keep yourself hydrated. Did you also know that whenever your body is dehydrated, you really look more bloated? It's essentially a survival mechanism. The body thinks that there is a possible drought in progress so it keeps as much water as possible.
So, how can you keep yourself properly hydrated all the time? The best way is to keep drinking enough water each day. Water is vital to maintaining a hydrated body. It helps the body to function efficiently. Water also modulates the body temperature, eliminates toxins and helps with the lubrication of tissues and joints.
The next way to keep yourself hydrated is to eat enough fruits and vegetables. Vegetables and fruits contain significant quantities of water in proportion to their weight. Watermelon, tomato, grapefruit, celery and broccoli are some veggies and fruits which contain at least ninety percent of water.
Water rich fruits and veggies act like the perfect happy meal and drink, supplying essential vitamins, nutrients, natural sugars, amino acids and antioxidants. Other foods like fish, sea food and reduced fat dairy also contain water. Dairy products like milk and yogurt contain a lot of water. Consume these to keep yourself hydrated.
Green smoothies, if done precisely, are saturated in fluids, fruits and veggies all blended up so they are easier to digest. Have green smoothies to keep yourself hydrated. Get juicing to hydrate yourself. Drinking fresh vegetable and fruit juice is a good way to increase your consumption of fluids with the additional intake of vitamins.
Another way to keep yourself hydrated is to drink coconut water. Do not drink packaged coconut water. These contain preservatives and are not natural. Instead go for the fruit right away and drink with a straw. Include soups and salads in your diet. These have high water content and go a long way in keeping you hydrated.