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How to Hydrate Properly: 5 Helpful Tips (plus hydration smoothie)

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A Simple, Tasty Smoothie with Watermelon, Limes and Mint:

Hydration Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 Mini Watermelon
  • Juice from One Lime
  • 1 Cup Coconut Water
  • 8-10 Ice Cubes

Instructions:

Add watermelon meat, lime juice, coconut water and ice cubes to a blender. Pour into a glass, garnish with mint and serve cold!

Gut Health Tip: Add a scoop of BIOHM Super Greens to this mix for that extra Probiotic boost!

 

 

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Know how to hydrate properly for a healthier gut and body.

Why You Need to Drink Water

Staying hydrated is one of the most important and easiest ways to help out your body and aid digestion. However, as simple as it is, it’s easily forgotten.

Dehydration can not only hurt your gut and your digestion, but it can also influence the way you feel too—think about moodiness and fatigue. So do your body, your digestion, and your coworkers a favor and DRINK UP!

5 Ways to Stay Hydrated

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How much water should you drink in a day? People may know the answer to this question but most of the time, the standard isn’t followed.

Staying hydrated is one of the most significant components of living a healthy lifestyle, but for many, it can be a challenge. That’s why figuring out a system that works for you is key to receiving ample water intake every day.

1. Fill up Before Bed

Keeping a glass of water on your nightstand will help you kick-off your morning by starting your water intake right when you wake up.

2. Reward Your Taste-Buds

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Drinking water can be a drag, especially when you want something with a little more flavor. To mix things up, every two fill ups, reward yourself with something flavoring!

I like to use BIOHM Super Greens, BCAAs, or flavored collagen powder. These products are great because they provide a little more flavor and have great benefits for your body as well.

BCAA Definition: Stands for branched-chain amino acids. They are protein supplements that help boost performance during exercise.

3. Get Yourself a Reliable Water Bottle

Not only are reusable water bottles good for the earth, but they also allow you to fill up throughout the day. New water bottle designs are both creative and functional so you won’t have to worry about them cramping your style.

4. Refill, Don’t Spill

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Having a full gallon of water with you is great and all, but it can be a hassle to drink.
While I’m working from my desk, I usually keep a gallon with me, but pour the water into another cup so I don’t have to worry about spilling. This also makes the task of drinking a full gallon much easier!

5. Know How Much Water You Should Drink in a Day

The amount of water we need to drink daily varies from person to person. Depending on individual body weight, you may need to adjust your intake to make sure you’re drinking enough water every day.

Figuring out the correct amount you need daily is easy, just follow these steps:

  • Your Weight: First you need to figure out your body weight (easy enough right?).
  • Multiply by 2/3: Next, you need to multiply your body weight by 2/3 (or .67) to determine how much water you should drink daily. For example, if you weigh 120 pounds, you should drink at least 80 ounces of water daily.
  • Activity Level: Finally, you will want to adjust that number based on your activity level, since you are expelling water when you sweat. A simple way you should adjust your water intake is to add 12 ounces of water to your daily total for every 30 minutes that you work out.

The benefits of staying hydrated include keeping your skin supple, your digestion working smoothly, and your entire body healthy. Figure out how much water your body needs daily—it will not only help keep you hydrated but also boost the good bacteria in your gut.

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By Functionally Simple Nutrition

Ariana Cucuzza, RDN, LD is the founder of functionallysimplenutrition.com. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in Functional Medicine Nutrition and sports nutrition.

Ariana holds a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition sciences from Ohio University and went on to complete her dietetic internship at The Cleveland Clinic. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Cleveland chapter of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She also is an active member of the Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) and Dietitians in Functional Medicine (DIFM) Practice Groups of the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has been featured in Health Magazine, Live Science, Rally Health, YouBeauty, US News & World Report and Cleveland Clinic's Health Essentials as well as live appearances with WKYC news.

In her previous role as a public health and community-based dietitian, she led “food as medicine” initiatives in coordination with health care providers to provide nutritious food to low-income patients with diet-related health challenges. She also led nutrition workshops, cooking demonstrations, and assisted with menu planning for afterschool programs and senior meals.

Ariana enjoys cooking, trying new things, and staying active with yoga and Crossfit!

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