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6 Alkaline Superfoods That Boost Hydration

We might keep hearing about how important it is to drink lots of water in order to be well-hydrated and healthy, but for many drinking large amounts of water by itself gets a bit boring after a while due to its lack of taste and flavor.

Thankfully, apart from drinking water and other fluids, another way you can boost your hydration is by consuming super healthy, delicious and hydrating superfoods. So next time you're thirsty, instead of reaching for a processed drink product which are most often packed full of sugar, acids, and other chemical nasties, turn your attention to nature's table and take your pick from a number of different more healthy options.

Hydrating superfoods will not only help boost hydration but also nourish your body with a broad spectrum of natural micronutrients and tantalize your tastebuds!

What Are Hydrating Alkaline Superfoods?

Simply defined, superfoods are foods that are loaded with micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) needed by the body for optimum energy and health.

Learn More: Natural Alkaline Minerals: Health Benefits of Phosphate, Bicarbonate & Essential Minerals

Alkaline superfoods help prevent the body from being too acidic. If there is an acidic environment within the body, then there is less oxygen for the cells, which makes it difficult to produce energy properly.

Although Mother Nature provides us with an abundance of plant-based superfoods, there are certain types that are particularly good for specific functions thanks to their biochemical composition, properties and qualities.

Learn More: 5 Alkaline Superfoods & Herbs That Boost The Immune System

Some, in addition to their natural nourishment are also particularly beneficial in terms of how they can assist with hydrating the body. 

However, always keep in mind that to be properly hydrated, the best thing you can do is drink water and lots of it. 

What Is Hydration & Why Is It Essential For The Body?

Hydration, put simply is the absorption of water. In terms of living beings,  hydration refers to getting sufficient water or fluids in order for it to function. 

Hydration plays an important role for the body and strongly influences:

  • Body Temperature
  • Joint Function
  • Nutrient Delivery to the body's cells
  • Organ Function
  • Sleep Quality
  • Cognition
  • Mood 

Learn More: How To Boost Hydration Naturally & Sustain It All Day

Alkaline Superfoods pH Balance Benefits

Benefits of Alkaline Superfoods for pH Balance

If you wonder what pH is, it is just a measurement of the acidity of watery solutions. Acidic solutions have a lower pH measure than alkaline solutions. These have a pH greater than seven; pH values range between 0 and 14.

Ideally, there should be an Acid/Alkaline Balance.

What does this mean?

The acid-alkaline balance is very important effect on health. Too much acidity can be detrimental and cause problems if it persists.

Our modern diet is a major cause of the high acidity levels of many people. This diet often has excess dairy products, sugar, meat, and many grains all causing greater acidity.

When the body converts food to energy, waste is produced. This waste is acidic. Often with the modern diet, there is too much waste, and the kidneys have to work more. Frequently, this can causes kidney and other health problems.

The body has difficulty in adjusting its pH levels without control of the diet. If a diet has an excess of acid-forming food, it becomes more acidic. Similarly, if there is an excess of alkali-producing food then the body is too alkaline. A balanced diet is essential.

Learn More: Alkaline Versus Acidic: What is the difference & effect on your body?

How Hydration Superfoods Complement Water

As mentioned before, drinking sufficient water is the best course of action in order to ensure adequate hydration. However, hydrating superfoods, thanks to their high water content and micronutrients are not only delicious but also very nutritious. They can either be added to water to give it some natural flavour or made into juices on their own or mixed together into smoothies to give your body a hydrating infusion of vitamins and minerals. 

Top Hydrating Alkaline Superfoods That Boost Hydration

The following are some of the top plant-based superfoods that promote hydration.

Melons

Melons of all shapes, sizes and colors can be considered to be hydration superfoods thanks to their composition that is about 92% water. However, watermelons, as you may have already guessed from their juicy nature are particularly hydrating. In addition to their high water content, melons are full of natural sugars, minerals, and amino acids, which combine to help give them extraordinary hydrating properties. One of the watermelon's micronutrients is lycopene. Lycopene is a red chemical, with many other health benefits as it is a strong antioxidant. 

Cucumber

The cucumber is related to the watermelon, and by the same token, has a very high water content, 95%. As a result they are also useful for maintaining hydration levels. You may have seen people place slices of cucumber over their eyes. In addition to their hydrating qualities, this long green superfood also contains properties that help cleanse the body and remove waste and toxins.  

Cucumbers contain plenty of vitamin C, as well, which is not only beneficial for hydration, but also preventing some illnesses and repairing damaged cells. 

Finally, cucumbers have plenty of silica. This is very important for bones, collagen formation, and connective tissues, such as ligaments and tendons.

Spinach

Spinach is a well-known green vegetable, which has a high water content of about 92%. Spinach is the best dietary source of magnesium, an essential electrolyte for good hydration. In addition to this, spinach has plenty of vitamin K, necessary for the health of the heart and bones. Like the previous two superfoods, spinach contains valuable antioxidants, such as vitamin C and beta-carotene.

Grapefruit

Grapefruit is a particularly healthy citrus fruit with many qualities. In terms of hydration, it is 88% water and has a slightly sour though delicious favour. Although they might taste a bit acidic, grapefruit actually has an alkaline reaction in the body after it's digested.

Half a normal size grapefruit provides half a cup of water full of valuable micronutrients, which include plenty of vitamins A, B9 (folate), and C. It also includes small amounts of potassium, calcium, and magnesium. In regards to health benefits, grapefruits can assist with weight loss, cholesterol and help to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

Celery

Celery has gotten a lot of attention in the last few years thanks to the incredible results people have reported after fasting on its juice. In addition to its supposedly almost miraculous health benefits, it is also 95% water content!

This infamous highly-alkaline superfood provides healthy fibre and plenty of micronutrients, such as sodium, fluoride, potassium, Vitamin B9(folate), vitamin K, vitamin A, and choline.

What is choline? It is neither vitamin nor mineral but is important for the liver, brain, muscles, and nerves.

Celery can be enjoyed in many ways, raw on its own, in salads, and in hydrating smoothies with other super fruits and vegetables like apple, spinach, grapefruit, cucumber, and bananas. 

Berries

Beautiful berries, the unmistakeable small round fruits of various plants are not only tasty and nutritious but also hydrating. The most common colours are blue, purple, or red and each of these colors indicates certain properties each type of berry contains. Usually, they are high in fibre, micronutrients, and antioxidant polyphenols. As a result, adding more berries to your diet can help prevent many chronic health problems.

Some of the most well-known, including blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and cranberries are all good sources of manganese. Manganese is essential for good health and is involved in many body functions including hydration.

Top Alkaline Hydration Superfoods Infographic

How Phenoh REPLENISH & Its Superfood Ingredients Help Boost Hydration

We believe that dehydration and poor diet due to high sugar consumption is one of the major sources of chronic illness. Instead of helping us, most hydration products harm us with sugar and acids. We wanted better, so we created Phenoh. Unlike other products, Phenoh's Perfect pH® Rapid Hydration system does NOT rely on sugar or acids. It's fast. It's effective. It actually cares about your health. This is the future of hydration.

After extensive research Phenoh created its flagship specially formulated hydration product, REPLENISH Hydration SuperBooster, the first Sugar-Free Rapid Hydration drink mix powered by Perfect pH®, with 1,000mg Potassium, 6 Electrolytes, and Antioxidant Support designed to hydrate you quickly – anytime, anywhere.

Learn More: REPLENISH for Hydration

    REPLENISH also includes these other amazing superfood ingredients...

    Spirulina

    Spirulina is one of the water algae, which can grow in both fresh and seawater. It is a very simple life form being a single-celled microbe. It has great nutritional value, being more than 50% protein, and has many essential vitamins and minerals: Vitamins B1, B2, and B3, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, and manganese being only some of them. Spirulina has a well-deserved reputation for being a hydration agent for the skin.

    Aloe Vera

    Originally from the Arabian Peninsula, aloe vera is a succulent plant species grown for many uses in warmer climates all over the world. The inner gel of aloe vera has many compounds, some of which are valuable nutrients. Among these are minerals, amino acids, and vitamins. Aloe vera contains vitamin B12, making it one of the few plants with this vitamin. This wonder plant is also anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory. Aloe vera helps digestion and elimination; it stimulates the immune system and helps the skin by moisturizing and stimulating collagen production.

    Bamboo

    Bamboo contains silica, which is very helpful in calcium absorption, essential for more flexible joints and stronger bones. It also plays an important role in promoting a proper balance between calcium and magnesium in the body.

    Beetroot

    Beetroot and its juice boost energy. Beetroots have nitrates that are involved in chemical reactions that release nitric oxide, which increases blood flow, the width of blood vessels, and helping the delivery of oxygen.

    Phenoh REPLENISH Hydration SuperBooster has a science-backed method of swift nutrient delivery which maintains a vital pH balance.

    All Phenoh's products help hydration thanks to two key ingredients, the natural alkaline minerals bicarbonate and phosphate.

    Learn More: The Science

    Healthy Water Enhancer | Alkaline Flavoring Packets

    REPLENISH for Hydration also contains other important nutrients and essential minerals:

    • Potassium - Important for water retention and balance, muscle and heart contractions, and nerve signals.
    • Magnesium - Assists the immune system and reduces inflammation
    • Zinc - Supports not only the immune system but the entire metabolism. Also important in wound healing, blood clotting, thyroid function, and many other body processes.
    • Vitamin C - An antioxidant that promotes immunity. Also beneficial for your skin, bones, and connective tissue. It promotes healing and helps the body absorb iron.
    • Vitamin D - Regulates how calcium and phosphorus are absorbed, and it is involved in immunity. Also essential for bones and teeth.

    The world's most powerful ingredients in small, easy-open, travel friendly single serve packets. Use daily for best results.

    REPLENISH Hydration SuperBooster comes in two delicious flavours, Cucumber Melon & Berry Apple.

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