Not all liquids are created equal when it comes to rehydrating…
Milk: Canadian researchers found milk to be superior to sports drinks and water for post-exercise hydration due to its protein, carb, calcium and electrolyte content.
Coconut water: High in potassium, low in carbs and calories, coconut water is one splurge you should consider.
Tea and coffee: In recent years, caffeine’s diuretic properties have been played down, so tea, green tea and not-too-strong coffee are all acceptable methods of rehydrating.
Hydrating foods: Watermelon, cucumber, strawberries, celery and lettuce are all top rehydrating foods, containing more than 90 per cent water.
And let’s hear it for H2O: Try adding lemon, lime, even a few raspberries and sprigs of mint to still or sparkling water.