6 Water Based Keto Friendly Drinks for Detox, Weight Loss and Hydration
Staying hydrated is so important for good health, detox and weight loss. Water is involved in many processes in the body, including the following:
• Cellular metabolism
• Temperature regulation
• Solute balance
• Transportation of nutrients
• Cellular waste clearance
• Maintaining homeostasis
• Balancing pH
• Waste elimination
• Oxygen delivery
The National Academy of Medicine recommends adult men consume approximately 125 ounces of water per day and 90 ounces for women. Since approximately 20% of water intake comes from food, water intake from drinking water and other beverages should be approximately 101 ounces for men and 68 ounces for women. Individual total water intake requirements vary greatly due to variables such as diet, sodium intake, environment, activity levels, body size, and age.
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Infusing herbs is an easy way to add vitamins, minerals and flavor to water. Try to infuse rosemary, lemon thyme, violets or mint into your water. You can drink infused water as a cold drink or a hot tea.
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Celestial Seasonings Wild Berry Zinger tea with Bragg’s apple cider vinegar is best first thing in the morning. Some of the main ingredients are hibiscus, rosehips, roasted chicory, orange peel and blackberry leaves. Drinking hot wild berry tea with apple cider vinegar is a good way to boost your immune system, add healthy probiotic bacteria to your gut and increase your overall health and wellness.
Add 1 teabag to 8-12 ounces of hot water. Let steep for 2 minutes. Then add 1-2 tsp. apple cider vinegar.
Before, during and after exercise it is extremely important to drink enough water to stay hydrated. During exercise your body requires water to deliver oxygen and energy to your brain, heart, lungs and muscles. Your skin also needs water for the process of removing heat from your body, so you need to replace the water you sweat out.
Try adding Tangerine Emergen-C to your bottle of water. It has Vitamin C and minerals for immunity support, B vitamins for energy and electrolytes for pH balance, muscles contractions and nerve signaling.
Instead of adding sugar to traditional lemonade, try crushing a few fresh raspberries and strawberries in it to make your own pink lemonade. This is especially useful in a keto friendly diet. Using a larger vessel such as a glass mason jar with handles gives you more ounces with each drink.
Vitamin C is excellent for the immune system and helps alkalize the body. Vitamin C is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues. It is involved in many body functions, including the formation of collagen, absorption of iron, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.
Green tea aids in digestion and weight loss, contains healthy bioactive compounds and is high in antioxidents. It’s the perfect healthy drink to go with dinner whether you drink it hot or cold.
Try the Twinings green tea collection. It contains 8 different flavors of green tea, some decaffeinated. 100% natural ingredients: no artificial flavorings, colors, sweeteners or preservatives. It’s a great gift idea for someone who loves drinking tea.
Before bed is the perfect time to drink some chamomile tea. It is a soothing sedative that’s great for stress relief and calming muscles. It is antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory. It also makes a great eye wash.
For maintaining good health and lowering stress levels, try the Yogi Tea Relaxation Variety Pack – 5 Different Stress Relieving Herbal Teas.
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