Water - the natural immunity booster
Water is a natural immunity booster, which is why the one common advice to any health issue is to drink enough water. Our tissues, organs and cells need water to function to the best of their ability, and since our bodies are consistently eliminating fluids, replenishing water loss is crucial.Water helps with eradication of waste eradication, aids digestion, prevents maladies, and improves cardiovascular health along with several other benefits.
The amount of water you should drink each day depends on your lifestyle and weight; a general tip is to drink 0.5 - 1 ounce of water for each pound you weigh. We get it- sometimes you’re just not thirsty or can’t easily access fresh drinking water. Here are some tips to help you reach that goal:
Flavor your H2O
Drinking a tasteless fluid that has no flavor can lack incentive. Adding flavor to this immunity booster can be one of the easiest ways to motivate yourself to have a glass and then some.
Water is a versatile drink that can be flavored with a lot of different herbs, spices, fruits and more. Think mint, cilantro, rosemary, lavender and fennel. Lemon, limes, oranges, tangerines, grapefruits are some of the citruses that are our favorites. Muddle up a handful of berries for a concoction that even the fussiest drinker will be happy to have.
Eat your drink
A sneaky way to introduce more water to your diet is by eating more foods that are high in water content. Next time you go to the grocery store, add these fruits and vegetables on your list:
- Cantaloupe melons
- Honey melons
Apart from their water content, these fruits and vegetables are also rich in vitamins and minerals and come packed with antioxidants and fiber content.
Keep a glass of water on your nightstand
One of the vital functions of water is that it keeps your brain cells hydrated which in turn helps your brain function optimally. To avoid unproductive days where you are distracted and groggy, have a glass of water first thing in the morning.
It is ideal to sip water throughout the day so you stay hydrated, but a smart way to complete your hydration goal is to drink 3-4 glasses of water before you start your day.
Spice things up
Reaching out for water is like a reflex for most of us after eating something hot and spicy. Introducing more chilly to your diet can be a good way to drink more water. Chillies are good for your metabolism and digestion and can reduce your risk for cancer, fungal infections, the common cold and the flu.
Chop some over a salad, incorporate them into eggs for a quick brekkie, or add them as a garnish to a bowl of guacamole. Let the spice incentivize you to reach out for water to cool the heat.
Try the absurd
Our bodies can get tired of the same activity, like doing the same workout over and over again.. Drinking water is no different. Research found that when people drank water in absurd and unconventional ways, their water intake increased.
Try drinking water with a straw, out of a bottle, or with a handful of ice cubes. Get creative and come up with interesting ways to drink water and you’ll be surprised at your own creativity. Build your grey matter efficiency and keep those cells healthy with water.
Use a supplement
Contrary to what you may expect, bloating is not a result of too much water - it is a result of too little water. When you don’t drink enough, your body holds onto the fluids it does have, even if it’s toxic.
Body Armor is an herbal immunity booster that helps your body maintain its water balance and reduce bloating. Made with four healing mushrooms, this supplement helps banish toxins from your body, while keeping the fluids you need.
A clean alternative to other hydration pills that might have adverse effects on your health, Body Armor is a vegan, gluten-free product that supports your immunity. Blend in 1 tsp of Body Armor into your smoothie, coffee, or with water and say hello to a healthier you.