Proper hydration is an underrated aspect of optimal health. This is true all year round, but especially during the hottest time of year. Dehydration can present as headaches, fatigue, poor digestion, mental fogginess, breakouts, and all sorts of other conditions including the obvious kidney stones and failure.
Your activity level, how much you sweat, and a variety of other factors play into how much water you should intake. A visual indicator is the color of your urine. It should be clear-ish and odorless. The exception to this would be if you are taking a B vitamin supplement or other medicine that changes the color of your urine. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day (about 64 oz) is extremely important, but it isn’t the only way to optimize hydration. Below are our top tips for staying hydrated and healthy all summer (and year) long!
Extra tips: Spruce up your water with fresh fruit, herbs, and citrus. Other hydrating, healthy, and delicious beverages include: kombucha, coconut water, nut-milks, and fresh juice.
Jenné & Isabelle
We're both passionate vegan foodies with backgrounds in nutrition. We decided to bridge our skills to create Buddhalicious; a program that guides members to find balance, excitement, and flavor on their plates, and in their lives.