The Key to Drinking Enough Water
One of the best ways to prevent dehydration that we did not include in the above list is actually drinking enough water. However, that can often be easier said than done, particularly if your tap water doesn’t taste great and you’re concerned about contaminants in it, and don’t have access to fresh, filtered water.
Unfortunately, only having access to water that you don’t trust can lead to dehydration, indirectly, as you’ll be less likely to pour a glass of water if you’re concerned about its quality, causing you to not get the fluid you need.
If you’re in doubt about your water quality, a water softener or a water filtration system can greatly help you. You can look at investing in a bottled water cooler, ensuring your water is always filtered, fresh and chilled. Cheaper, in the long run, a mains-fed water cooler draws water from your mains, filters it and chills it, providing you with fresh, trustworthy water.
While drinking water is crucial, it’s not the only source of hydration. The water we get from the food we eat plays a significant role as well. Fruits and vegetables, such as watermelon and cucumber, have high water content and provide clean water infused with essential nutrients and minerals. Incorporating these water-rich foods into our diet is beneficial. It’s best to maintain a well-balanced diet that includes water-rich fruits and vegetables. Prioritising both food and water intake ensures proper hydration for optimal health.