When you’re sick, it can be difficult to get all the nutrition and hydration that your body needs in order to recover from illness and heal quickly. The old adage goes that when you’re sick you must drink plenty of liquids. But what are the best things to drink when you’re sick? Tap water isn’t always a great option for rehydration, but the good news is that with hot and cold water dispensers in Atlanta from Lipsey Mountain Spring Water, you can have an abundance of healthy options to stay hydrated. Whether you’re reaching for a glass of pure spring water to enjoy or to use as the base of another healthy hydration option, you can be assured that Lipsey Mountain Spring Water will help you on your road to recovery.
It’s probably no surprise that the best thing for your immune system when you’re under the weather is water. Hot and cold water dispensers in Atlanta provide unparalleled convenience in your home (or office) when you’re just not feeling up to doing much. Even more important than the convenience that water dispensers bring, is the type of water you’re drinking to rehydrate. Nasty chemicals and compounds are often added to tap water, making it an untrustworthy choice. Drinking water from a safe and trusted source, like Lipsey Mountain Spring Water will help boost your immunity.
One of the best things you can add to your water is lemon. Whether your preference is for hot or cold lemon water, both are great options for hydrating when you’re sick. You can add a little bit of honey, if that’s your preference, but either way, the vitamin c in fresh-squeezed lemon juice provides nourishing and delicious relief for ailments like colds and sore throats.
Green tea is a hydration and immunity superhero in the beverage world. Long taken for its immune-boosting properties, green tea is a great option for remaining hydrated when sick. One reason it is such a powerhouse is that it aids in fighting off bacteria and viruses. While it does have some caffeine, it is a much lower dose than in coffee, and in black teas, so it won’t dehydrate you. Green tea also can come in many different flavors and forms, making it a versatile option depending on what equipment you have available to you or not. Whether you reach for the convenience of a teabag, or you take your time with some loose-leaf tea brewed in a teapot, make sure you’re using pure, mountain spring water for brewing.
Ginger and Turmeric Tea
If you’re looking for a caffeine-free tea option, ginger and turmeric tea offers a naturally decaffeinated way to pack in loads of healthy, immune-boosting nutrients. Both ginger and turmeric are known for their healthy, restorative properties, but put together, these two combine to create a powerful antioxidant tea. Combining fresh or powdered turmeric with fresh ginger, lemon, and hot water make for a delicious way to decrease inflammation and pain. Adding honey, cinnamon, or other flavors according to your taste increases the flavor and the healthy properties. Hot and cold water dispensers in Atlanta make for a convenient way to enjoy this beverage at any time or any temperature.
This fermented and carbonated black tea-based beverage has gained popularity over the past few years for its probiotic benefits. Made from pure, spring water, black tea, a little sugar, and “good” bacteria, this healthy beverage can be made from scratch, or bought at the grocery store for those less adventurous kombucha lovers. Kombucha offers a sweet, slightly sour beverage that is also low-calorie. Because kombucha is fermented, it is said to be great for digestion and overall gut health.
Homemade Vegetable Broth
When you’re sick you often crave comfort foods, which can make staying hydrated and eating healthy difficult. Whether you prepare homemade vegetable broth for sipping when you’re sick, or as the base for a soup, using pure, mountain spring water as the base will make this a nutritious option. Simply bring a large pot of water to a boil with carrots, onions, celery, and any additional vegetables of your choice. Let the mixture boil, then reduce to a simmer for a few hours. Strain the vegetables out and you have a delicious treat to sip on or turn into a meal.
Whether you stick to drinking just water or you choose one of these delicious and hydrating options, start with Lipsey Mountain Spring Water to stay hydrated.