When you think about nutrition for optimal performance, what comes to mind?
I bet hydration is not at the top of your list. You are not alone. Many people forget about hydration when it comes to their nutrition program.
The truth is that hydration is a non-negotiable element of a good nutrition program. It is also essential for your overall health, even if you are not an athlete or training seriously for anything.
When it comes to working out, both pre- and post-workout hydration is essential, since you lose water and important minerals through sweating.
Your body is literally made up of 60% water. No wonder you need it!
Hydration is important because:
Dehydration puts extra strain on your body, making exercise more difficult and putting your health at risk. It can lead to:
When you feel thirsty, you are usually dehydrated. Serious symptoms can sneak up on you, hence why drinking water throughout the day - and hydrating before, during and after exercise - is essential to prevent dehydration.
Signs of dehydration:
When working out for optimal hydration, follow the following guidelines:
Good old water is absolutely necessary when it comes to hydration. Drink at least eight 8-10 oz glasses of water a day.
However, through sweating, you don’t only loose fluids, but important minerals as well that need to be replenished.
This is the reason while athletes drink Gatorade and other sports drinks - to add back all the lost electrolytes. However, Gatorade and friends are filled with processed sugars and artificial ingredients that are actually bad for your health.
Coconut water is a much better choice.
Coconut water is nature’s Gatorade. Besides hydration, it has so many benefits.
Knowing its powerful benefits, we have added coconut water freeze-dry powder to our new Organifi Pure drink. Freeze-dried coconut water holds the same benefits as coconut water, however, it is more travel-friendly and practical.
Pure is so much more than just a hydrating drink filled with electrolytes. It can help your workout and boost your performance AND also benefit your overall health. It is perfect for athletes and non-athletes alike.
Pure can aid hydration, support your digestion and help your focus and memory.
Along with coconut water, Pure is filled with many powerful superfoods, including lion's mane mushroom, baobab, apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, coffeeberry NeuroFactor, ginger and supportive enzymes.
Organifi Pure tastes light and mildly sweet with a refreshing subtle tanginess.
Just mix it with a glass of water and you are ready to go. You may also add Pure to your juices, smoothies and other recipes.
It is really up to you. The possibilities are endless and may depend on the type of activity you are doing. One of the best ways to use it is to simply mix it with water for a lemonade-flavored light drink and drink it before, during and after working out. You may add it to your post-workout smoothies to help recovery. If you are the kind of person who likes to eat something before your workout, you can mix it with smoothies, shakes, oatmeal, or chia pudding.
Remember, the only wrong way of using Pure is not using it at all. However, it is so delicious that there is no way you would want to stay away from this goodness.
How do you hydrate before, during and after your workouts? Have you tried Pure yet to enhance your performance and better your health? Share your experiences with us, we would love to hear from you.
And remember, we're in this together.
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