We’re in Cold & Flu Season - So Drink Up!

When sniffles come out full force and that nagging cough keeps you up at night, it’s pretty safe to say cold & flu season is upon us! Yes it’s true, with winter comes more of those nasty viruses and ever annoying ‘bugs’ and one of the most important things you can do to avoid all of that (or at least reduce your symptoms) is to stay hydrated. Staying hydrated will help boost your immune system, helping you get over colds fast and decrease the risk of getting another cold or flu all-together. Drinking lots of water during the day is not only important for preventing a cold or flu, but it also helps maintain a healthy lifestyle. Switching from sugary drinks to h20 can be a simple step and with Ultima Replenisher you’re not sacrificing the flavor whatsoever! Not only is Ultima delicious, it’s also free of sugar and any artificial ingredients. Oh and don’t forget that Ultima is also vegan, gluten free and made with non-GMO ingredients, so it’s practically a no-brainer to add it to your water (not to mention that when you are sick, replenishing those electrolytes are key). Staying hydrated (at least 8 glasses of water a day - come on, we know you can do it) is something you should try to practice every single day, but extra essential during these colder months. And remember that because it’s cold you may not feel thirsty but you can still be dehydrated. The dropping temperature actually alters the brain’s ability to monitor and detect dehydration, hindering the body’s ability to produce the thirst response. So what should you do to help stay hydrated? Start carrying around a water bottle with you to ensure you’re hydrating regularly. Don’t forget that warm water-based drinks (such as tea - not coffee) will also help hydrate you. A hot mug filled with something tasty raspberry flavor Ultima drink is a great way to end the day. Yes - Ultima is great warmed up too! Don’t believe us? Read our last blog post on warming up with Ultima on these chilly winter nights. Happy hydrating!