Jakarta, CNN Indonesia –
The body needs adequate fluid intake for organs to function normally. Lack of fluid intake risks triggering dehydration. Here are a few choices drinks to hydrate the body apart plain water.
Nutritionist Nancy Rahnama said that dehydration is a common medical condition experienced by many people. Dehydration, he said, causes several symptoms including fatigue, constipation and decreased concentration.
Fluid requirements per day will vary from person to person, depending on body weight, environmental conditions, physical activity, and intestinal function. However, experts generally recommend fluid intake of as much as 8 glasses per day, or about 1.8 liters.
The problem is, drinking water is often considered unpleasant. “Water is considered a search drink without the content of caffeine, alcohol, and sugar,” Rahnama said She Knows. It’s rather difficult to enjoy a drink with a bland taste.
So, are there other drinks besides water that can help hydrate the body? The answer is of course there is. The following drinks other than water to meet your fluid needs.
1. Sparkling water
Soda water isn’t always bad for you. Just choose sparkling water which does not contain sugar or alcohol. Suzanne Dixon, a dietitian at Mesothelioma Center, recommends sparkling water mixed with lemon or lime juice.
This drink will provide hydration as well as a tickling sensation on the tongue without worrying about high calorie content. The bonus, you will also get vitamin C intake from lemon or lime flavoring.
2. Herbal tea
Daily fluid intake can also be met with the consumption of herbal tea. There are a variety of herbal teas such as fennel tea, ginger tea, chamomile tea, turmeric tea, rosela tea, and chrysanthemum tea.
The taste and aroma of herbal tea is guaranteed not to make drinking activities feel bland and boring. In fact, herbal tea also provides additional benefits for health.
Illustration. Herbal tea is one of the drinks that can help hydrate the body. (Pixabay / Skitterphoto)
3. Water with cinnamon
Cinnamon is one type of spice to complement spices. Cinnamon can also be used as a drink mixture. Rahnama recommends that you mix cinnamon in plain water.
The trick, put two sticks of cinnamon in the water being cooked. Once cooled, enjoy the cinnamon water.
4. Green tea
Replace your sweet iced tea drink with green tea. Not only refreshing, green tea also provides benefits as an antioxidant.
Green tea contains flavonoid compounds called catechins. Catechins function to prevent free radicals thereby reducing damage to body cells.
5. Infused water
You can taste water without adding syrup or other added sugar. Just add pieces of fruit or vegetables to the water called infused water.
You simply prepare a drinking bottle, water, and pieces of fruit according to taste. Any fruit can be added to water such as apples, strawberries, oranges, peaches, or berries. Then save the mixture of water and fruit pieces in the refrigerator. Infused water is ready to be enjoyed the next day.
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