Hydration: 4 tips to drink more water

As we know, we must drink at least 1.5 l of water a day, and more when it is hot or when we play sports. Two-thirds of women do not hydrate themselves enough. To hydrate, there is not only water! The teas, herbal teas, soups ... it works too. Follow our tips to reconcile pleasure and vital need.

According to Dr. Marie Courbebaisse, a nephrologist at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris, "a lack of hydration leads to an excessive concentration of urine, which favors kidney stones, urinary tract infections and cystitis. in people who suffer from chronic renal insufficiency, a good hydration slows the worsening of the disease.The water needs are of 2,5 l per day, it is necessary to drink 1,5 l and to supplement with rich foods in water, especially fruits and vegetables, drink before thirsty, this sensation comes only once the body already moderately dehydrated.Account at least 0.5 to 1 l extra in case of strong heat or practice A simple reference point for judging your hydration level ? The color of urine that must remain clear. "To help you drink more water, adopt good reflexes throughout the day.

In the morning: I recharge the batteries

After the night when water has continued to be lost (urine, evaporation from the skin), it is necessary to rehydrate.

I drink : 1 large glass of water at sunrise, then 1 hot drink at breakfast. Choice of coffee or tea, with caffeine boosting concentration, or rooibos, a caffeine-free "red tea" or fiber-rich chicory that promotes the development of good bacteria in the gut.

At noon: I drink during the meal

Despite conventional wisdom, you can drink while eating, especially if you have little opportunity to drink in the morning or afternoon.

I drink : 2 or 3 glasses of water. Flat or gas, it moisturizes just as much. Sparkling waters rich in bicarbonates help relieve heartburn. We can finish the meal with an infusion of mint or lemon balm that helps to digest.

In the afternoon: I join the useful to the pleasant

Even if you do not taste, taking a break allows you to hydrate and breathe.

I drink : 1 glass of fruit juice, or another sweet drink, when I want a little pleasure. No more, because the National Agency for Food Safety (ANSES) recommends limiting these drinks to 1 drink per day. To moderate sugar, why not a flavored water or a tea drink with less than 5% sugar (instead of 10% in soda).

In the evening: I have the reflex herbal tea

It hydrates enough so that the body does not run out of water during 7 or 8 hours of sleep.

I drink 2 or 3 glasses of water at dinner. We can allow a drink or a glass of wine from time to time, but we do not abuse because the alcohol dehydrates (it is diuretic). Before bedtime, a gourmet infusion (with fruit pieces) advantageously replaces chocolate or ice cream! If you have trouble falling asleep, yes to tea made from hawthorn, passionflower or valerian.

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