Quench Your Thirst in Simple Healthier Ways

By on September 8, 2014
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Water accounts for about 60% of your weight and is necessary for the proper function of every system in our body. Several theories about water requirements exist and the exact amount varies from person to person.

On average, men need roughly 3 liters per day and women need 2.2 liters per day. This increases with exercise and hot climate. While looking for something to drink, we come across a variety of products. Water is definitely there but now, the market is flooded with drinks of all kinds. It is sad to say but most of the off-the-shelf drinks fall in the unhealthy zone. But at the same time, they are always in demand. What we should predominantly concentrate on is healthy drinks that serve as positive ways to quench your thirst. Water helps to maintain body temperature and supply oxygen and nutrients to the cells. The water and the beverages we drink are two important sources of water fluid supply. EHC compiles a list of safe healthy drinks for you to drink up.

Water

Isn’t it obvious? This is one of the most important and easiest ways to quench thirst. Water also happens to be an essential ingredient in all the regular soft drinks, both store-bought and homemade. Adopt proper drinking water tips and experience a whole lot of difference in your body, both externally and internally.

Lemonade

Water with sugar, lemon juice and a pinch of salt; this happens to be a very satisfying cool drink that can be prepared in a jiffy. It not only quenches your thirst, but also helps the body to regain lost salts from perspiration. Similar to lemonade is orangeade, another thirst quenching drink.

Sugarcane Juice

Cool, energizing and uplifting – this is exactly what sugarcane juice does. Add a bit of ginger to it while juicing and you get a tangy, tongue tingling taste. The natural sugars give you the energy you need on hot summer days.

Cucumber

This is the perfect summer treat and one of the simplest ways to quench your thirst. Peel the cucumber, slice it as you want to and sprinkle some salt on the insides. The fruit, no it's not a vegetable, starts dripping water. Every bite promises taste and refreshment.

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Watermelon

This red juicy fruit primarily consists of water and sugar. Every crispy piece of this fruit is bursting with flavor and energy. You can eat it or juice it, the taste remains the same.

Buttermilk

Fermented milk is considered good for the digestive system. Its probiotic properties provide all the good bacteria to maintain a healthy gut. Buttermilk can be had sweet or salty depending upon your preference. Unlike other drinks, this one can be had with meals. In fact, it helps in the digestion process as well.

Iced Tea

Chilled iced tea poured over ice cubes is cool and refreshing. Add flavors such as lemon, peach or mint to it to enjoy the pleasures of chilled beverages on a hot summer afternoon.

Ginger Ale

The tangy taste of ginger may not be liked by all but those who like it enjoy it to the fullest. The multiple nutrients of ginger help the body to fight many diseases.

Coconut Water

When it is hot and you are feeling hungry, grab a green coconut. The water is energizing. It not only quenches your thirst but benefits your digestive system and skin texture as well.

Rice Water

Rice, like oatmeal, starts out dry and inedible only to fluff up with water during the cooking process, offering a hydrating side to any meal. Your typical rice recipe is one part rice to two parts water, and a pinch of salt. One cup of cooked white rice weighs approximately 177 grams, and of those, a whopping 133 grams are water. Even further, the added salt will help your body retain the water long after the takeout is gone.

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Tomato Juice

Tomato juice has the right balance of sodium and water content to keep people hydrated. Strangely, a study conducted by researchers in Germany found that people perceive it to taste much better on planes, which is why you see it flying out of the aisles many airlines. It contains lycopene that is great for your prostate. So reach for it when you feel that thirst kick in.

Staying hydrated in the summer heat will help keep yourself energized and fit. Think of water as a nutrient your body needs that is present in liquids, plain water, and foods. All of these are essential daily to replace the large amounts of water lost from your body.

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