So apparently another one of my symptoms of Hashimoto’s is that it’s hard for me to digest anything, water included! This means even though I’m drinking water constantly, I’m still showing symptoms of dehydration. For us, it can be hard to rehydrate your body.
Why is being properly hydrated so important? The number one thing that needs to be addressed on any healing journey is sleep. Without proper sleep, your body isn’t able to properly function, let alone regenerate. Therefore in the first phase of healing, you have to clean up your sleep hygiene.
If you aren’t properly hydrated your sleep is going to be affected negatively and getting properly hydrated is normally a pretty quick fix.
Drinking enough water each day is crucial for many reasons: to regulate body temperature, keep joints lubricated, prevent infections, deliver nutrients to cells, and keep organs functioning properly. Being well-hydrated also improves sleep quality, cognition, and mood.Harvard
As you can see many of these symptoms listed above are also symptomatic of Hashimoto’s.
In this post, I’m sharing a few of the drinks I’ve added to my daily routine to help me stay hydrated.
Rehydration drink to Rehydrate Your Body
Every morning I now mix up a rehydration drink. If I’m feeling dehydrated in the evening I may also have a second one before bed. It’s super simple to make and I make it in a mason jar so I can shake it up well and cover it up and sip it throughout the morning.
Right now I am drinking a beautiful blend Clareminded gifted me for Christmas. But any kind of herbal caffeine-free tea will do.
Fruit juice with salt
Right now I’m probably drinking a liter of fresh-squeezed fruit juice a day. This isn’t store-bought. I buy it from the fruit vendors here in Mexico very cheaply. If you don’t have access to this then I would advise you to buy a juicer and juice your own. I add a pinch of salt to my juice to aid rehydration.
I have just started to add this into my juice and tea each day. When I started looking into ways to improve my skin, collagen kept coming up. It has so many benefits and one of those is that it can help with hydration.
A recent study showed that 28% of people who added extra collagen into their diet showed their skin was more hydrated and 24% had an increase in skin density. I’ll take those numbers!
Plus there are many other potential benefits of adding collagen into your diet including, improved gut health, skin elasticity, bone density, plus it’s an easy to digest protein.
Water with ginger
I love drinking ginger tea hot and cold. I cut up some fresh ginger in the morning and boil it in water. I’ll drink it as a hot tea with some honey in the morning and then drink the rest cold later in the day without the honey.