Most people don't consume enough water on the best of days. Couple this with excess alcohol and foods containing higher levels of sugar and salt and you've got a headache, or worse, on your hands. Not what you need when the daily task list is forever growing. Try drinking 2 litres of water a day and if cold water doesn't sound very appealing in winter, try boiled water with a pinch of sea salt and a slice of lemon. The perfect Good Morning drink to help flush out those toxins as it makes the process of eliminating waste products from the body easier. And also aids digestion as drinking water keeps the food moving through your intestines and keeps your intestines smooth and flexible too, preventing constipation.
See below our top tips for increasing your daily water intake....
1. Take water to drink with you at all times when you are out and about. It's easy to forget to drink when you're busy and your mind is on other things. Try the 24hr cold water bottle by MEvME. The perfect size to pop in your handbag, you can carry your water in style and monitor how much you've drunk at the same time.
2. Eat plenty of water rich foods such as celery, cucumber, watermelon, lettuce. Cut up some water rich foods to snack on during the day to help satisfy huger at the same time as increasing your hydration. Watermelon for example is 92% water! Helping you feel fuller and hydrated for longer throughout the day.
3. Swap caffeine drinks for herbal teas. Most are infused with natural herbs including ginger, rosehip, mint, ginseng and with so many flavours to choose from, finding one you like will be easy. Our favourite is Ayurvedic Contemplation tea by Kanuka. Light and gently warming with spicy undertones, it helps revitalize the body's energy, encourage restorative harmony and peace and promotes a 'quiet mind'.