The Importance of Hydration! Plus Recipes!!
Hey there! Fall is here and it's time to talk about staying well-hydrated with an ostomy. When I had my Ileostomy these are some of the things I picked up along the way to stay hydrated!
First things first, let's not let the cold chills fool us into neglecting our hydration needs. We need to be on top of our game and make a conscious effort to drink enough fluids. Trust me, your stoma health and pouching system will thank you!
Now, I'm not just talking about plain old water here. Get creative and try some herbal teas and other hydrating beverages. In fact, we have a recipe just for you! Think outside the box and incorporate hydrating foods into your diet too. Fruits and veggies with high water content are a great choice.
Oh, and here's a less savory tip: keep an eye on your urine! Yes, you heard me right. It should be of a light yellow color. That's how you know you're rocking the hydration game. So let's stay hydrated and conquer the cold months together! Here are a couple of recipes I use constantly.
With its naturally high water content, watermelon is the perfect drink ( or snack ) to keep you going strong. Sip on this refreshing beverage for an energizing boost, thanks to its potassium content. Plus, it's packed with natural sugar to give you an added energy kick!
Our Natural Electrolyte is a great choice for those who aren't into plain water, but prefer a little tang and sweetness in a healthier form than a soda. Plus, it gives you that same energy boost as the recipe above with some natural sugar!