As much as I love my tea, coffee and chai lattés... nothing beats water. You have probably heard it a million times, drink around 8 glasses of water every day to stay hydrated.
What you may not know is that hydration isn't just about water. When drinking 8 or more glasses of water per day, you also need to ensure your salt intake is up to scratch. If you don't, you may be flushing away all your natural electrolytes! When eating mainly fresh produce (as opposed to tinned or packaged food loaded with salt and preservatives) you will need to add salt to your meals to make all that water your drinking effective. I try to only use natural rock sea salt or pink Himalayan salt (the best kind for you).
A really good habit to get into is drinking a glass of room temperature water upon waking. Put a bottle of water by your bed each night so it is easy for you to reach over and start your day with a gulp of water.
I try to drink around 4 liters every day (The amount suggested for breast feeding mothers). Usually you only need to drink around 2 liters per day. That is easy to achieve and if you buy yourself a nice big water bottle - you can carry it with you or have it on your desk at work to help remind you to drink up!
Dehydration can be a serious issue and often an underlying cause for many health problems. So get your drink on.