Why would you want naturally hydrating alternatives to water? Maybe you hate the taste of water. Maybe you’re someplace where there’s no water and you’re incredibly thirsty. Whatever the reason, there are other ways to hydrate naturally without water. Of course, water is the very best way to hydrate. In fact, hating the taste of water is a sign that you may be dehydrated. Still, you may be so repelled by it that you are seeking alternatives to hydrate naturally without water.
Unsweetened tea is the next best natural alternative to water when it comes to hydrating. You get your water, a little flavor and a ton of antioxidants. White tea has the most nutritional benefit and the same weight loss power as green tea. I love that convenience stores are now selling unsweetened tea as an alternative fountain drink. Skip the add ins for the best natural hydrating drink without water.
Juice is another alternative for hydrating. Vegetable juice works well because it has no sugar content. Still, both fruit and vegetable juices (without sugar added) are excellent ways to get your water. Juicing at home is the best way to avoid added sugar. If you have no juicer, check the labels of the juice carefully. Why no sugar? Sugar makes you dehydrated, not hydrated.
Naturally Juicy Fruit and Watery Veggies
No juice or juicer in sight? That’s OK. Grab a piece of naturally juicy fruit with high water content. Think watermelon. There’s a reason for the name. Most summer fruit has a lot of water. Think juicy and you’ll be on the right track. Don’t forget your veggies either. Two vegetables with high water content are cucumbers and iceberg lettuce, but all veggies contain water.
Sports Drinks / Pop
Many people recommend sport drinks for hydration. They claim you get more than just water. This is true. You also get salt, sugar and potassium. The salt is not needed since most Americans consume way too much as it is. The sugar gives you a false sense of energy, followed by more dehydration. The potassium is good, but you will get more in a glass of orange juice without the added sugar or salt. So next time you want to naturally hydrate without water, skip the sports drinks and pop. Try one of the above natural alternatives instead.