Find a glass you truly love, and consider it your portal to hydration. Keep it handy at home and at work. Add lemon, if that helps. Another great tip is to start the day with a big glass of filtered water with lemon. This alkalizes your system and jump starts your digestion, setting you up for a day of healthy habits. It’s especially important to do this if you are inclined to reach for a cup of coffee before eating.
Water should be filtered or from the spring, but we urge you to rethink the plastic bottle. There are great options for filters, from an under-sink installed unit to a ceramic countertop vessel or high-style pitcher to a chic water bottle that travels with you.
Drink all day, but not with or right before a meal, as that can make for more complicated digestion. And, wait about an hour after eating to hit the bottle again.
While lemons are a common addition, we also like to spike our water (especially a well-sourced sparkling mineral water) with sea buckthorn pureed berries. It’s super tart and bright orange, and makes a great alternative to an evening cocktail. Sea buckthorn berries are one of nature’s highest sources of omega-7 fatty acids, also known as the beauty nutrient. Sea buckthorn berry oil is even used topically to treat burn victims, because it’s a potent anti-inflammatory. Taking it internally encourages healing and hydration from within. So, raise a glass.