Resolution Focus: Hydration
Jan 6th, 2016
As we continue into the New Year, maintaining resolutions can become increasingly challenging. The fast pace of everyday life can make it seem impossible to stay on track, but these simple recipes are packed with nutrients to fuel a healthier lifestyle. In conjunction with healthy meal options, strive to make small changes to help support your overarching health goal.
The key to not being daunted by your resolutions and staying on track is to focus on small, simple changes that make a big impact. In the quest to live a healthier lifestyle, proper hydration is pertinent.
Hydration is a simple way to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Water is a natural detoxifier, transports nutrients to cells and helps keep skin moisturized and glowing. Resident R.D. Annessa Chumbley recommends 64 to 96 or more ounces of water each day to ensure adequate hydration. Read below for a few tips and tricks to help you stay hydrated, energized and refreshed.
Infused with Natural Flavors
If you are bored with basic water, mix it up by building your own infused detox water. Try adding your favorite fruits, vegetables, herbs and even spices for a boost of flavor and nutrients. Keep your infused water classic with lemon and mint, or mix it up with grapefruit, ginger and turmeric. There are endless produce and flavor combinations to help you create the perfect pairings. Try this Glow Water packed with pineapple, raspberries and mint– perfect for on-the-go hydration!
Skip Soda & Sports Drinks
In the quest for healthy hydration, soda and sports drinks have no place. Packed with sugar and additives, most of these options are processed and far from natural. If you are trying to cut out soda, try this delicious Cherry Lime Hydrator for a healthier alternative.
Coconut water is a great base for different produce combinations because it is light and hydrating. It is especially great as a sports drink replacement because it is packed with naturally occurring electrolytes. Try making this Watermelon Refresher with our Fresh Cuts watermelon for easy prep!
Incorporate More Produce
Drinking water isn’t the only way to stay hydrated. Fruits and vegetables are packed with water, along with a plethora of nutrients. Add more produce to your diet to stay hydrated and energized all day. Choosing a piece of fruit when you are craving a sweet snack is a great way to satiate the craving while loading up on fiber, hydration and energy! Next time you want something sweet, try these Apple Fries with Cinnamon Dipping Sauce for stabilized energy.
Remember that making small changes each day can support larger, overarching changes. This week, focus on hydration. Before you know it, staying hydrated, adding more produce to your diet and getting daily activity will become second nature!