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Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do for your body, and consuming enough liquid is vital for your body to function as it should. The best way to hydrate yourself is, of course, to just regularly drink water; however, this can be a real struggle if you don't like tap water's taste or don't like water altogether.

The Benefits Of Staying Hydrated

Water is the key to life, and drinking enough is crucial for your body's optimal function. By staying hydrated you;

  • Regulate body temperature.
  • Lubricate joints.
  • Prevent infections.
  • Deliver nutrients to your cells.
  • Allow your organs to function correctly.
  • Increase brain function.
  • Improve sleep quality.
  • Improve cognition.
  • Improve mood.

Staying Hydrated When You Don't Like Water

We have established that getting enough liquid is imperative if you want to be healthy, but what do you do if you don't like water?

Try Sparkling or Naturally Flavoured Water

If you don't like the taste of plain water, why not try adding flavour to it? Bottles of flavoured water can be expensive and full of unnecessary sugars and sweeteners; however, you can always add the flavour yourself. Grab your favourite fruit, veg or herb and add it to your water. Flavours such as lemons, cucumber, strawberries, mint or ginger are popular options, but you can add anything you like.

Find a Herbal Tea You Love

Herbal teas are a great way to hydrate, and they contain phytochemicals and antioxidants, which can help your body absorb water and other nutrients. However, you will want to ensure the tea you choose is uncaffeinated, as caffeine can have a dehydrating effect, so it should be consumed in minimal amounts.

Staying Hydrated Through Your Food

Up to 20% of our hydration can come from the foods we eat. You can make a continuous effort to consume fruit and vegetables that have a high water content, such as; cucumber, tomatoes, melons, celery or strawberries, to name a few. Even the milk in your cereal contributes to hydration.

Reduce Your Alcohol Intake

Many enjoy a beer, a glass of wine, or even a cocktail; however, alcohol can severely dehydrate our bodies. By limiting your alcohol intake, you can minimise the effect that it has on your body, and if you do choose to consume alcohol, ensure that you drink an extra glass or two of a non-alcoholic beverage to rehydrate.

Staying Hydrated When You Don't Like The Taste Of Your Tap Water

Another common issue with staying hydrated is disliking the taste of your tap water. Although the UK has some of the best tap water in the world, it still has to travel through miles of pipes before coming out of our tap, exposing it to several contaminants, such as rust.

If your water quality is good, but the taste is slightly off, the best solution is to install an under-sink water filter.

There are multiple benefits to drinking filtered tap water; however, the most noticeable one is the improved taste, meaning you can finally enjoy a fresh glass of water straight from the tap. There will be no need to buy bottled water to stay hydrated.

The best way to treat hard water and remove the flakes of limescale and cloudiness is to install a water filter. This removes the limescale-causing minerals and replaces them with sodium ions.

If you would like to discuss which product would be most suitable for your home, please contact Kinetico today, and we can answer any questions or queries you may have.