The statistics say it loud and clear: Americans are not drinking enough water. According to studies , 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. So what are some steps you can take to go the extra mile in ensuring you’re meeting your daily hydration needs?
Oh yeah... there's an app for that!
There’s an app for everything these days, and drinking water is no exception. New mobile technologies take the guesswork out of your hydration routine and you can download applications to your iPhone or Android that will let you know exactly how much water is suitable to drink in a day.
What you don't drink... eat.
Most people don’t realize it, but there are a number of food options that aren’t just nutritious, but also extremely hydrating thanks to their high water content. Some hydrating fruits to keep on stock include watermelon (duh), which is made up of 92% water (!) and grapefruit (91%). Vegetables include cucumber, which contains a whopping 96% water content, and zucchini at 95%. Combining these foods together in salads can be a great option, and if you’re looking for recipes, here’s a great one for a Greek Salad that uses fresh summer vegetables.
Get yourself a nifty, high-tech water bottle!
As they say, a spoonful of innovation helps the medicine go down! And by medicine, we mean water, of course. In the wonderful world of water bottle technology, a number of innovations have emerged to help facilitate your hydration needs and Cirkul is definitely one of them. It’s the first water bottle that lets you customize your water drinking experience by the sip, so things always stay interesting. Simply fill the bottle with water, insert the customized flavor cartridge into the lid (more on that to come!), screw it in, and turn the dial to flavor and voila.
Give your water a flavor boost.
Given that Americans consume 100 pounds of sugar and sweeteners each year, it should come as no surprise that many Americans have difficulty paletting the bland taste of unaltered water. There’s nothing wrong with flavoring your water to make it more palatable, but you should always keep a close eye on what’s in your pouch. Many flavorings contain harmful chemicals, synthetic ingredients, and--of course--loads of sugar. But if you’re looking for flavoring alternatives you can trust, check out Cirkul’s options. They’ve been engineered specifically to fit easily in your Cirkul water bottle, so you can avoid the mess of pouring powder flavorings into your bottled water. No mixing. No stirring. No mess.
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