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Alternatives to drinking water

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Though it may seem obvious the importance of drinking the correct amount of water in order for our bodies to function, cannot be understated. Still there is a bit of confusion of how much to drink and what liquids count in achieving the much desired eight glasses per day.

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A simple way to know if you are properly hydrated is to take a look at your pee. Is it dark or is it the color of lemon juice? If your pee is light colored chances are you are drinking enough. If you have recently traversed the beverage isle you will not just find H20 but endless supplies of enhanced liquids.

Though nothing is a true substitute for good old water, here are a few alternatives that not just help to keep you hydrated but also promise to up your energy as well as provide a vitamin kick, all the while keeping sugar in check.

Honest Lemonades
Sometimes you just want a tall glass of refreshing lemonade but most are just filled with lots of sugar and very little juice. These are a little sweet and will remind you of what it was to have your first lemonade stand. Just add ice.

WTRMLN WTR
It may seem strange drinking watermelon juice in order to stay hydrated but this powerful drink not only boosts your electrolytes because it contains double the potassium of a single banana plus it is a great source for Vitamin C and Vitamin A.

Sparkling ICE
Great for helping you to kick the soda habit because it’s carbonated with zero calories. It also contains B-Vitamins, Vitamin D and antioxidants.

Celsius
This Negative Calorie Drink™ is said to help boost metabolism, reduces body fat, increases endurance and provides lasting energy.

Drink Marquis
Zero calories but no shortage of Vitamin B, Vitamin C, or Niacin if rumors are right this power drink should give you an energy kick that keeps you going.

Hydrive
As the name suggests these are meant to kick up your energy as well as improve focus and your body’s ability to recover. Non-Carbonated and low calories the flavors are pretty tasty.

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