Stay Hydrated This Summer!
When it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle, hydration is key. Water is an essential for many of the body’s functions including temperature regulation, digestion, blood formation, and even helps our organs to absorb nutrients better. As college students we live a pretty busy lifestyle, which is why it’s important to stay hydrated as the day progresses. For those involved with sports, be sure to replenish your body before and after being active.
It’s recommended that you get at least 8 glasses of water each day, however, with a busy schedule this may not always seem plausible. You can actually take-in the fluids your body needs from the foods you eat. Be sure to include a lot of fresh fruit in your diet to increase your fluid intake. For those who are just plain bored by the taste of water, there is good news! Instead of sugary sodas and sports drinks, try making your own vitamin water. Made with fresh fruit and herbs, this great tasting beverage works to hydrate your body and keep you going.
- ½ Pomegranate Seeds
- ½ Cup Blackberries
- 1 Cup Cherries (pitted)
- Pinch of Sea Salt
- 750 ml (25 oz) Purified Water + 1 tsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
Mix blackberries, cherries and pomegranate and add to mason jar. Stir in remaining ingredients. Refrigerate 4-6 hours.