Christmas is fast-approaching and it’s important to stay hydrated during this festive season. From busy schedules to celebratory cocktails to cold weather drying out your skin, making sure you’ve had enough water only becomes more necessary.
Here are a few holiday hydration tips to help you enjoy the holidays –
Limit Sugary Desserts and Sweet Cocktails
Like alcohol, sugar is processed through the liver and can cause dehydration, making hangovers worse. Start the night off with a hearty glass of water. Then, for every cocktail you drink, follow it up with another glass of water.
Drink water before reaching for food
It’s been said that when you feel hungry, you actually might be thirsty. Before you make your big plate of goodies, drink some water first. Staying hydrated over the holidays can help curb those cranberry sauce cravings and even control weight gain.
Bring your own water bottle
By bringing your own water bottle to the party, you just take matters into your own hands. Since the holidays will have you constantly running around, ticking off various to-do lists, having a reusable water bottle on hand is a good idea in general.
Choose peppermint tea
Having water-based holiday drinks, like peppermint tea for example, will ensure you’re getting that extra bit of hydration. Especially with colder weather, drinking enough water is good for you on the inside and your skin’s health, too.
Make Some Fun Infused Water Recipes
If you’re hosting a party, offer infused water beverages in addition to the cocktails being offered. Some of our favourites are: Honeydew, Cucumber and Mint, Pomegranate, Grapefruit and Mint, Lemon, Blueberry and Rosemary, etc.
It’s tricky because you may assume that because you’re not sweating, you can manage by drinking less water. Water helps flush the alcohol out of your system, so having an extra glass before bed will increase your chances of avoiding that post-holiday party hangover.