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This one is on me! Have a drink!

24 Oct

2013-07-23 09.53.45Hydration is key! Why?
Because we are made of water.
When adult our body contains about 60% of water, our heart is made of 79% of water, our muscles 76%.
Did you know that we need 6 weeks to renew the water in our body?
And it’s advised to drink 8 glasses of or 1,5l of water a day to be well hydrated

How to know when you are dehydrated?
If you are thirsty, it’s already too late you are dehydrated!
If you sweat a lot, you loose a lot of minerals and salts and again you are dehydrated!
When you sleep and wake up the next morning, you wake up dehydrated!
Being dehydrated is bad for us and has many consequences,
. The heart beat increases
. We have difficulty to concentrate
. As well as our cognitive skills decrease (language, memorization, thinking, coordination of the movements, …)

Basically, we all need to drink but not whatever drinks …
That’s when I started to browse the web to find solutions … And one of them is called Nuun (electrolyte enhanced drink tabs).

Nuun is all about hydration and they produced sugar-free tabs that we add to our bottle of water that will enhance our regular water to make it a beverage that will keep us hydrated whatever your activity.

Nuun carries 3 different products to be used depending on your physical activity

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. U natural hydration: to stay balanced and refreshed with less than 7 calories per tab. It comes in 4 flavors, 16 vitamins and contains less electrolytes than the other Nuun products. I use it when I stay at home.
Potassium 77mg (2%DV) / Sodium 180mg (7%DV) / 0g sugar
. Nuun all day hydration: to help us drink more water daily. Enhanced with vitamins and minerals. This one I use for the office.
Potassium 200mg (6%DV)/ Sodium 60mg (3%DV) / 0g sugar
. Nuun active hydration, for our sports activities lasting more than 60 minutes. I use this one when in extreme hot weather or when I play tennis.
Potassium 97mg (2%DV) / Sodium 345mg (14%DV) / 0g sugar

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Then it’s all a question of tastes as the Nuun tabs come in different flavors.
I like the Tropical and Strawberry for the Nuun Active hydration.

Nuun actually tastes good and is “easy” to drink, upgrading your regular fountain water to a vitamins and electrolytes-enriched water.

Be aware of the following
. Too much intake of sodium (can lead to hypertension) and potassium can be dangerous.
. Daily intake while eating normal will bring you 6-7g sodium.
When you are sweating because of hot weather or because of practicing sport you can go up to 10g (15g when re-hydrating).
. An average of 4700 mg potassium is ok, when practicing sport you can go higher.

Thanks to JB Fabre from @ESPConsulting13 for his help regarding the health aspects of this review.

More info on
. Nuun official website
. Follow @nuunhydration
. Follow @ESPConsulting13

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