Don’t Like Water? Alternatives to Hydrate!

May 29, 2014

General, Tips & Tools

When water just won’t dowater

Water is great for your body, but if you’re not a fan of just plain water or you’re craving a healthy drink with flavor, here are 10 options that taste delicious and have nutritional benefits. So next time you feel inclined to reach for a sugary energy drink, try one of these healthier choices:

  1. Alo Drink—This juice contains sea buckthorn berry, which boasts omega-3s, -6s, -7s, and -9s. Together, these aid digestion, regulate inflammation, and maintain healthy skin and muscle.
  2. AhhMigo—The star ingredient in this berry juice blend is camu camu berry—a great natural source of vitamin C. One bottle contains 200% of your recommended daily intake. It’s sweetened with a hint of maple sugar.
  3. Mamma Chia—Thanks to chia seeds, each bottle contains 4 grams of complete protein and 25% of your recommended daily intake of fiber. These seeds develop a gelatinous texture when submerged in liquid, creating a smoothie-like consistency.
  4. Celestial Seasonings Kombucha—Kombucha is created by combining organic black tea, natural sugars, and SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast). The SCOBY consumes the sugar, producing a drink containing probiotics, B vitamins, and acetic acid, which studies have shown can help stabilize blood glucose levels and boost satiety.
  5. Tea of a Kind—This tea’s bottle cap contains a special pressurized chamber that self-mixes the tea when you twist the cap, which may help preserve antioxidants (plus, it’s fun to open!). It’s lightly sweetened with stevia and a bit of cane sugar.
  6. The Republic of Tea Iced Tea—This sophisticated black tea features natural, exotic fruit flavors and contains no added sweeteners. It’s not too strong and provides just the right amount of caffeine for a slight energy boost.
  7. Zukay Kvass—Kvass is a common Eastern European fermented drink. This sweet and spicy variety contains probiotic cultures, antioxidant-rich yellow veggies like winter squash, and the spices turmeric and ginger, both of which have anti-inflammatory properties.
  8. Sparkling Ayala’s Herbal Water—You’ll add a splash of class (but not calories) to your day with these sparkling waters, which feature flavor combos you’ve never heard of before.
  9. Hint Fizz—For a bit of flavor but nothing sweet, this sparkling water is the perfect blend of bubbles and natural fruit flavors. It has all the hydrating benefits of water, but is way more fun.
  10. V8 V-Fusion Sparkling—This blend of natural fruit and vegetable juices is combined with sparkling water and a bit of stevia for a lighter juice option.

Use these nutritional drink options to continue fueling your body during the hot summer months or any time you need to give your water consumption some pizzazz without wrecking your diet with sugary drinks!


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