Water makes up more than two-thirds of the weight of the human body. Without water, humans would die in a few days. All the cells and organs need water to function.
~Water in Diet by National Institute of Health, MedlinePlus
Water is essential for life and while we know we should be drinking six to eight glasses of water daily to keep our bodies healthy, it’s easy to forget. It’s harder to forget with constant reminders and mixing it up with flavored water. Here are three tips on how to make water work for you in order to stay hydrated at all times.
Gone are the days of unappealing clunky plastic bottles. From decanters in classic shapes, aluminum bottles with graphic prints, to glass bottles with silicone grips, there’s a bottle to suite every style, décor, and lifestyle. Find the ones that work for you and show them off with pride.
When I was teaching, I got in the habit of keeping a water bottle on my desk. During those rare moments when I got to sit down and check my email, it reminded me to hydrate. I still keep a bottle on my desk that I refill whenever it’s empty. These days my water bottle is a regular fixture on my desk. I also have a bottle that comes with me in the car, one for my bag when I’m out with the kids, and another that is a favorite for travel. With bottles everywhere, I find it’s easier to stay hydrated at home and on the go.
If you’re simply not a fan of water (my grandmother hated the taste of water!), grab a flavored water. Flavored waters can be consumed for taste alone but often times they have additional health benefits that can’t be found in tap or regular bottled water.
When I travel, I keep my aluminum bottle filled and with me at all times but I also like to pick up water that is filled with extra vitamins to strengthen my immune system to help combat recycled plane air and the effects of time zone changes and late nights that can wreak havoc on an immune system.
A new favorite is Omega Infusion, a zero calorie beverage that features the same Omega-3 fatty acids that are found in fatty fish like salmon, oils, and nuts and help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Since our bodies can’t naturally produce the nutrients found in Omega-3, we need to add them to our diet. Omega Infusion contains 80mg of healthy Omega-3s (EPA/DHA) with natural energy from B vitamins and antioxidant vitamin C.
I like Omega Infusion because it comes in 4 different flavors- orange, fruit punch, citrus, and berry- and is just sweet enough without any calories to satisfy a sweet craving. Plus the health benefits that go along with drinking it because of the inclusion of Omega-3s are amazing!
Recent studies have shown several potential benefits of Omega-3s, including:
- Improvement of cognitive function in both children and adults
- Help with psychiatric disorders such as depression
- Increased mental focus and motivation
- Reduced stress levels and mental fatigue
- Reduced macular degeneration
- Strengthened red blood cells which may improve blood pressure, heart rate and vascular function
- Possible anticancer benefits
- Potential to counter inflammation
- Higher level of satiety and appetite reduction
With all the benefits that come from the Omega 3s in Omega Infusion, it’s a good idea to use it as you hydrate. For more information about Omega Infusion, visit their website, Facebook page or Twitter account or look for it at Giant Stores, Stop & Shop and HEB stores.
I received samples of Omega Infusion to facilitate this post and was compensated for my time in writing this post and my research. Amazon Affiliate links are included. Photo of woman drinking water in top collage courtesy of Andy Newson FreeDigitalPhotos.net.