Psst…over here! We have the tea on the best way to stay hydrated as summer comes to an end. As temperatures cool down and we begin to swap out iced coffees for PSL’s, it can be easy to forget the importance of hydration. But not this year! This year, we are making healthy hydration a priority with the help of sugar-free electrolyte powder–and don’t worry, you can still enjoy your favorite fall drinks!
Oh, and the best part is, we aren’t the only ones who want to focus on smaller goals that contribute to overall wellness. If you have been on social media lately, you may have noticed an enormous shift in health and wellness trends. Instead of simply celebrating major goals and “before and afters,” more and more people are sharing their entire journey by celebrating all of the micro-victories in between! Micro-victories can include things such as starting a new morning routine, staying hydrated, or even learning a new keto recipe.
Health and wellness are all about changing your state of mind and feeling empowered along the way…and here at Ultima, we want to be part of your journey! Feeling great starts from within, and we believe healthy hydration is a key component of overall wellness.
The Importance of Hydration
Staying hydrated is an essential aspect of maintaining good health, and yet it is often overlooked. As you may know, the human body is mostly made up of water which makes sufficient hydration critical for survival. As a quick side note, your body can last up to 30 days without food, but it can only last 3-4 days without water. Pretty crazy, right?! Not only is it necessary for survival, but every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work properly. If you become dehydrated, your body will one hundred percent send signs and signals to you that you need to hydrate. Here are some of the most common signs of dehydration:
- Dark urine
- Dry mouth and cracked lips
- Sleepiness or fatigue
- Extreme thirst
- Confusion or lethargy
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
The good news is that even if you struggle to drink eight glasses of water a day, you can find sources of hydration from other sources such as fruits, broths, vegetables, and various beverages like vegetable juice, milk, herbal teas, and even coffee.
While you need water to stay hydrated throughout the day, it does not provide you with the nutrients that keep you energized. This is where electrolytes come in to steal the show!
Electrolytes maintain the balance between fluids in your body through a process called osmosis. In addition to keeping your body hydrated, electrolytes can also help with the following:
- Helps balance blood pressure and pH levels
- Supports muscle contraction and recovery
- Helps with tissue regeneration
It must be noted that not all forms of electrolytes are ideal for everyone. Remember when we were kids and we drank sugary sports drinks after any type of physical activity? Well, the reason for that is because those sports drinks are loaded with hydrating vitamins and minerals and are designed to replenish lost electrolytes and keep you hydrated. Unfortunately, those same beverages are loaded with a ton of unnecessary sugars. Now that we are adults trying to limit our sugar-intake, the last thing we want–or need– is a sports drink with empty calories or a ton of carbs.
Let’s talk about healthy hydration and what that means for those who are on their wellness journey. As we mentioned, focusing on proper hydration can be the first step to feeling healthier overall, especially if you combine your hydration efforts with working out or dietary lifestyles such as keto.
Speaking of keto, you most likely have heard about the ketogenic diet–whether you have tried it yourself or know someone who has. It is a proven lifestyle change and diet plan that focuses on getting your body into a state of ketosis through limiting carbohydrates while increasing fat-intake. It has helped millions of people all over the world feel and look their best. Unfortunately, one of the side effects of the ketogenic diet is an electrolyte deficiency. However, most electrolyte drinks and powder mixes also contain sugars and carbs, which is a big no-no while on a keto diet.
So what options do health gurus and keto dieters have when it comes to hydration?
Drum roll, please…
The solution is sugar-free electrolytes! Ultima Replenisher’s electrolyte hydration mix works to replenish your electrolytes effectively (and deliciously) without the added sugar, calories, or artificial sweeteners. So you can stay hydrated healthily without sacrificing your health journey!
The Bottom Line
Feeling hydrated is always something to celebrate, but when that hydration comes in the form of a delicious and sugar-free powder mix, it’s a win-win for everyone! So whether you are working out or hanging out, remember that Ultima Replenisher has got you covered!
Check out this blog for more info about electrolytes: 5 Things You Should Know About Electrolytes