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Some people find it difficult taking in water, even if they do, it wouldn’t be that much. Hence here some ways to prevent dehydration and also to spice up your daily intake of water.
Here are some simple rules to help you get more water into your diet. And you don’t even have to buy expensive bottled water so it’s great for your wallet as well as your health.
1. Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning.
This will wake you up and help your body replace any fluid lost when you were sleeping. It’ll also give you a head start on your 2 liters per day.
2. Set an alarm.
If you’ve got a watch that beeps on the hour it can be a good reminder. Every hour fill up a glass of water, or drink from your bottle, and make sure you finish the glass before the next hour. You could even set a reminder on your computer at work, or on your phone.
3. Add some flavour.
If you really can’t stand the taste of water on its own try adding a small amount of fruit juice, sugar-free squash or a squeeze of lemon or lime. The lemon can even help with weight loss. This is because its sour taste helps your liver get rid of toxins. Your liver plays a really important role in helping you lose weight and if it’s full of toxins it doesn’t do its job properly.
4. Carry a small bottle of water around with you.
This will not only remind you to drink more but it’s also an easy way of keeping track of how much you’re drinking. If you fill it up from the tap you can reuse it as well – brilliant for the environment!
5. Eat water-rich foods.
Here are some foods with the highest level of water in them. This can also help you get your 2 liters per day.
Lettuce 96%, Cucumber 94%, Broccoli 92%, Tomatoes 93%, Watermelon 90%, Carrots 90%, Grapefruit 88%.