By SportyAfros.com

We have all heard it, 60% of the body is composed of water. But isn’t it hard to drink the recommended 64 ounces of water a day? I can’t lie, I struggle with it but I’m working on it. So here are a few tips on how to drink more water.

Carry it with you!

It seems soda, coffee and energy drinks are all around. If you always keep a bottle water on you then you can sip it throughout the day. Try putting water in one of these bottles.

Tea

This is a quick way to drink water without the added calories. Try having hot tea in the morning and cold tea during lunch. With a variety of flavors such as ginger and lemon, you’ll never get tired of drinking tea!

Random Note: Did you know there is Ayurvedic tea?! WHITE AYURVEDIC CHAI TEA! Ayurvedic items are everywhere!

Sparkling Water

Get all the benefits of being calorie free but satisfies your fizz craving. Here are a few brands of sparkling waters I like: San Pellegrino and Perrier. I love adding zest to sparkling water with a little lemon and lime juice.

Frozen Fruit

Instead of flavoring your water with lemon, try new adding fruits and veggies such as: limes, raspberries, orange, cucumber or coconut. Take it a further step by adding few frozen pieces of fruit into your water, tea or sparking water. It will make your plain jane glass of water look pretty and it’s really refreshing.

Eat It!

Fruits and vegetables contain large quantities of water in proportion to their weight. When these foods are eaten, the water can be absorbed by the body. Here are a few suggestions: watermelon, broccoli, cabbage, grapefruit, tomatoes and cucumbers. All of these fruits are at least 90% water.

Ladies, have you tried any of these tips to incorporate water into your diet? How do you stay hydrated?

Whitney Patterson and Alexandria Williams are two triathletes who started SportyAfros.com after constantly being asked how they maintained their curly/coily hair while sticking to a consistent workout routine. Sporty Afros is the first site to connect the dots between black haircare, exercise and nutrition. 

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7 Comments on "5 Ways to Incorporate More Water Into Your Diet"

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Happi

Greetings! Thanks for all great! info….. very help and informative,educational valueable suggestions..Also, I add so ideals of the use of Honey….

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Rosie

Great article! Love water, I don’t even drink juice anymore. The only time I do not drink water with my meal is at IHOP when i get a hot chocolate lol

Onebyd42

I used to struggle with water intake as well as I didnt like the ‘taste’ lol, but since I downloaded the free waterlogged app for my phone and it tracks how much water I drink each day.

Now that I have an in my face reminder and tracker of how much water I drink each day I have gone from 64 oz on Jan 5th to 100 oz now and it has made a huge difference throughout my entire body and is the best dry scalp remedy ever!

Keisha

im sipping on tea right now (only because I have a cold). I love grapefruit, broccoli, and cabbage. Im not a fan of raspberries but I do love strawberries and will experiment by putting them in my water, in the near future.

Sieta

I like the ‘eat it’ part. People should realise that there are so many different ways of getting water into your system, even by eating foods with high water content.

I like carrying a bottle of water around with me, preferably 1 liter and try and drink it on the go. I also love having a flask and putting hot tea in it and sipping it during my lectures. Achieving a good water intake isn’t as difficult as it seems!

Steph...In Motion

I don’t carry water around with me, but I drink a glass before and after each meal. It helps me hydrate and keeps me from overeating.

J Kenn (SpeakingTALL)

I stay hydrated by drinking loads of water and eating lots of fruits and vegetables. I drink TONS of water, and that’s why I carry Bubba around with me. He doesn’t travel well, but he provides me 52 + ounces of water per day. Those days I don’t have my water, I can totally feel it! He keeps me in check!
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