Is drink more water on your summer bucket list this year? We all know that increasing your daily water intake is easier said than done. So ZeroWater is here to provide you with some tips and smart ways to increase your summer hydration.
Step one? Wise up to all the different drinks that are super hydrating and which ones to avoid as they are not only unhealthy but actively dehydrating!
Step two? We’ve compiled a list of water rich foods that will be perfect in keeping you hydrated this summer. So, if you don’t fancy a sip, you can grab a hydrating snack this sunny season.
Finally, invest in some items that will make the whole thing a no-brainer, such as drinking water reminder apps, smart water bottles and more. By taking advantage of a smart product designed to help you hit your recommended water intake, you’ll keep your goal front of centre and sip more throughout the day!
- Water: Plain water is the best way to hydrate!
- Milk: In addition to calcium and vitamin D, milk contains protein to keep you fuelled on even the hottest of days.
- Fruit-infused water: If it’s hard for you to drink plain water all day, infusing your water with fruit is a healthy way to add flavour without adding sugar. Our favourite combinations? Check out our previous article detailing some delicious infused water recipes.
- Tea: Caffeine-free teasare great, especially if it’s just an infusion of leaves in hot water. It doesn’t matter whether it’s herbal, black, green or chamomile; hot or cold—tea is just about as hydrating as water. Tea is also packed with antioxidants.
- Coconut water: Coconut water boasts 95 percent water content, which is better than fruit juice. It’s also typically healthier than juices and sports drinks when it comes to sugar content and added ingredients, but be sure to check the label!
Make sure you’re not reaching for any of these beverages next time you’re thirsty—they only dehydrate your body!
- Sugary drinks: Soft drinks often contain caffeine, which is a culprit for dehydration; tons of sugar and sodium; and it’s bad for your bones and teeth, too.
- Beer: Consuming any kind of liquor removes water from your tissues, meaning you have to drink even more water to offset the effects. As a general rule of thumb, the higher the alcohol content, the more dehydrating your drink is.
- Coffee: Drinking more than 200-300 milligrams of caffeine—the amount in two to three cups of coffee—has been shown to lead to dehydration.
- Lemonade: Lemonade is packed with sugars that don’t offer much toward your body’s needs. Swap this out for water infused with lemon slices and you’ll feel much healthier!
- Watermelon is a hydrating, nutrient-dense fruit that may provide several health benefits, including a reduced risk of chronic illness.
- Strawberries are very healthy and contain lots of water. They provide lots of fibre, disease-fighting antioxidants and vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, folate and manganese. Eating strawberries on a regular basis has been shown to reduce inflammation, which can help protect against heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and various types of cancer.
- Oranges are a great source of water, fibre, antioxidants and several nutrients and may help prevent kidney stones and several illnesses. These include vitamin C and potassium, which may boost your immune function and heart health.
- Cucumbers are high in water but very low in calories. This combination is beneficial for several aspects of your health, including hydration. They are made up almost entirely of water and also provide a small amount of some nutrients, such as vitamin K, potassium and magnesium.
- Tomatoes have an impressive nutrition profile and may provide many health benefits. One medium tomato alone provides about a half cup (118 ml) of water. It also provides a significant amount of vitamins and minerals, including immune-boosting vitamins A and C.
- Caulifloweris an excellent vegetable to include in your diet, since it is very nutritious and hydrating. Cauliflower consists of more than 15 different vitamins and minerals, including choline, which is not found in many foods. Choline is an essential nutrient for supporting brain health and metabolism.
- Cottage Cheeseis a healthy and nutritious dairy product with hydrating properties. It’s high water and protein contents are a major reason why it’s such a filling food that may help reduce your appetite. Furthermore, cottage cheese is a great source of B vitamins, including riboflavin and vitamin B12, which are necessary for brain health, metabolism and keeping your bones healthy.
It comes with an infuser to hold sliced fruit, veggies and herbs for all-natural (and sugar-free) flavour. Suddenly the beverage known for being the most boring gets a little more interesting. Plus, making your own flavoured water at home is a money saver. A smarter choice for your health and your bank account.
This bottle glows to remind you to take a drink! A sensor inside the bottle measures how much water you’re drinking and sends that data to a companion app that will suggest ways to improve your water drinking habits over time.
The Life Bottle holds one gallon of water, making it possible to hydrate all day without multiple trips to the kitchen. It comes with time measurements, from morning to evening, so you can easily assess your progress.
The last thing anyone wants to do when riding their bike, heading out on a weekend hike or spending the day at the beach is lug around a cumbersome bottle. That’s where the Vapur comes in handy. It’s made of a flexible material that lays flat when it’s empty. So, once you drink the water, you can fold it up and store it in a pocket or bag without adding any bulk to your load.
- Plant Nanny App
Turn your goal into a game! Whenever you log a glass, the app uses it to water your virtual plant. If you can’t seem to make drinking water a habit for your own health, keeping your adorable windowsill plant alive may be just the motivation you need. Download it for free on Android.
ZeroWater’s 7 Cup Ready Pour™ Water Filtration Pitcher adheres to your active lifestyle! The 7-cup water filtration jug is designed specifically to fit snuggly in standard UK fridge doors.
This pitcher features an ergonomic, space-saving design perfect for users who prefer a lightweight pitcher, as well as featuring a non-slip grip handle for ease of use.
Moreover, it has a sealed lid and reservoir, making it possible to pour water that has already been filtered without spilling water that’s still filtering.
Therefore, by investing in a ZeroWater pitcher you are getting more bang for your buck as well as a useful and stylish design.
Why Invest in a ZeroWater Filter?
It is our mission at ZeroWater strive to create the best water filters on the market that are both advanced and affordable.
All of our water filters benefits from our unique and premium ZeroWater filtration system, which combines FIVE sophisticated technologies that work together to remove virtually all dissolved solids from your water.
The result is great-tasting water, straight from the tap, and the only pour-through filter pitcher on the market that’s certified by the NSF to reduce both Lead and Chromium.
Our 5 stage filter system are guaranteed to outperform any other simplistic 2 stage filter on the market such as Brita filters. 2 stage filters only contain Activated Carbon and Ion Exchange Resin, meaning around half of all the dissolved solids will still remain and the taste will not be as pure as what ZeroWater filters can provide.
Our filters are ‘NSF Certified’ to reduce 97% of Lead and 99.9% of Chromium, and they are third party tested to reduce: 96% of Mercury, 99% of Uranium, 97% of Asbestos, and 93% of Arsenic, among other many other contaminants which are detailed on our website.
Therefore, by filtering your water it will be purer than regular tap water, making sure your family is as hydrated and healthy.
Our filters are a cheaper, more efficient and more environmentally friendly than bottled water. For example, our 6 and 7 cup filters retail at just £24.99, it’s a long term (as it will last up to 150 litres), useful and cost effective investment.