Did you know our bodies are approximately 60-70% water.
And our brains are 80-90% water. That is why it is so important to
stay hydrated. During this time of the year we lose 10-15 cups of water daily,
through sweating, urinating,and even breathing. How much do we need to drink
to replace and replenish that what we lost?
It is a good rule of thumb to at least drink half of your bodies weight in water.
(ex. 130 lbs= 65 oz. water)
This alone would not match what you lose during any exertion or exercise.
By eating a lot of fruits and vegetables that are have a high water content.
Watermelon, cucumbers and iceberg lettuce are all 90-95% water! Eat Your Water
I work outside 10-12 hours a day. And in the summer heat, I consume a lot of water.
I don't consume any sports drinks because of all the added sugar and food coloring, etc.
Gatorade is just not like it was in the 70's.
Here is a recipe for my own alkaline-hydrating/electrolyte replenishing drink:
4 cups warm filtered water.
Juice of 1-2 lemons or limes.(oranges work great also)
2 tsp honey or agave.
1/4-1/2 tsp Pink Himalayan salt.
I put them in a mason jar or BPA free plastic bottle and keep them in my cooler.
It's amazing how refreshed and energized you feel instead of plain water.
If you are into non-flavored water, I always have a gallon of distilled water with 1/2 teaspoon of Pink Himalayan salt mixed in, and chilled in the cooler. Your body will thank you for replenishing those lost nutrients and electrolytes.
Here's a few links to more information:
Have a great week.