As the dog days of summer approach, it’s necessary to keep hydrated in order to help your body function properly. Your blood pumps easier and your body is able to remove waste more effectively when you drink an adequate amount of liquid.
Unfortunately, too many people turn to soda and sports drinks to quench their thirst. While the occasional indulgence is okay, here are 3 reasons you should choose Adam’s ale instead of sugary drinks.
1) It keeps you hydrated. Most of us spend a lot more time outdoors in the summertime. That’s why it’s especially important during the hot summer months to drink water throughout the day to prevent dehydration. Make sure you are drinking water throughout the day, not just when you feel thirsty, as your body is already becoming dehydrated by then. And if you’re exercising or spending a lot of time outdoors in the sun, make sure you drink extra water to make up for what you lose!1
2) Drinking water promotes weight loss. Unlike common sports drinks, water contains no cavity-causing sugars. In fact, one 20 oz. bottle of a common sports drink can contain up to 40 grams of added sugar. Not only is it sugar-free, but drinking water can actually promote weight loss by reducing hunger and raising your metabolism. Save yourself empty calories, and avoid tooth troubles by bringing along a refillable water bottle to your summer sports adventures.
3) Water flushes out toxins and improves body functions. Drinking water flushes toxins out of your body and can improve your skin, help you maintain digestive regularity, boost your immune system, help relieve and prevent headaches, help prevent cramps and sprains2, and help kidney function.
If you have a hard time drinking plain water or just get bored with it, try these fruit infused water recipes or make up your own!1mDhil.com, May 2014 2MindBodyGreen, March 2012