Foods can be hydrating, too!
To understand the importance of hydration, we must only look inward. Our bodies are made up of 70 percent water. We don’t just thirst for it — we need it to survive and thrive.
Water is a balm for everything within us. It’s essential for our brain function, and helps our metabolism and digestive systems work properly by converting nutrients into energy. Plus, it supports kidney function, helps circulate oxygen in the bloodstream, lubricates the joints, aids the lymphatic system in flushing out toxins, and makes
us feel full and satiated.
Our skin loves water, too. Without hydration, it becomes dry, flaky, and dull. The more hydrated you stay, the better you’ll be able to keep wrinkles and fine lines away. No luxury department store cream or fancy facial can give your skin the same benefits as proper hydration.
Foods can be hydrating, too — especially fruits and vegetables. Snack on cut celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, mangoes, and watermelon for a healthy boost.
A nourishing green smoothie is a good option for hydration. It also gives you loads of vitamins and minerals and a healthy dose of fiber.
ENERGIZING GREEN SMOOTHIE
2 cups baby spinach leaves 1/2 cucumber, chopped
1 tsp. coconut oil
2 tsp. chia seeds Juice of 1 lime
2 cups coconut water Ice cubes
Add to a blender and blend to desired consistency. For an anti-inflammatory boost, add 1/2 tsp. turmeric and 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper.