Proper hydration is necessary for every single process in your body to work correctly, from digestion to immune system and beyond. Unfortunately, with the hustle and bustle of travel, many don’t pay close enough attention to their hydration and wind up paying the price, such as experiencing excess fatigue, or worse yet, finding themselves with an illness while abroad. Our Freehand Travel Drink Caddy helps to keep hydration easy while traveling to and from, and keeps your beverage in plain sight on your luggage so proper hydration never skips your mind. On top of your drink caddy, 6 other ways to stay hydrated while traveling are:
1. Take advantage of coconut water
Coconut water doesn’t just hydrate, it refuels your body with electrolytes and potassium; two things you’re like to lose while sweating or hustling from place to place. If you’re traveling to a tropical destination, fresh coconut water shouldn’t be difficult to find, and you can always pack a couple of bottles of your own if you’re traveling to a place you’re not likely to find it. Don’t have coconut water? Having a banana or other potassium rich food can also help to keep you hydrated.
2. Pack some chia seeds
Chia seeds aren’t just good for adding to breakfast, they can be added to your beverages for better hydration as well. A chia seed will absorb and retain up to 12 times their own weight in water, and adding them to smoothies or other beverages can help you to retain and digest the water you’re drinking more effectively.
3. Ditch the sodas
Many folks feel like soda quenches their thirst better than plain water, but this is simply a superficial feeling having nothing to do with what is actually going on in the body. The artificial sugars in sodas are difficult for the body to process, and actually use up more hydration than they replace, leaving you more dehydrated than you were before. Save the soda for a treat with dinner, and leave your regular hydration to more natural alternatives.
4. Snack on high water fruits
Some fruits, like watermelon and pineapple, are thick skinned and filled with necessary healthy hydration. If you’re planning a day out excursion during your trip, having these fruits along with a moisture rich breakfast including chia seeds is a great way to ensure you’ll stay hydrated throughout the day without needing to always be reaching for your water bottle.
5. Eat soups
Eating soups while out at lunch or dinner can also help you to stay hydrated. In locations where you may be wary of local bacteria in water, soups are boiled to be bacteria-free, and they provide extra hydration you can use throughout your day.
6. Equal your alcohol to water intake
Sipping Pina Coladas by the ocean in the tropics is one of the most satisfying and relaxing experiences one can have for many, but it can also be dehydrating if you get carried away. For every alcoholic beverage you consume, remember to consume at least 1 cup of water.
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