5 Ways to Hydrate Without Drinking Water

While “eight glasses of water a day” is a myth, staying hydrated is still paramount to one’s well-being. Water is essential for health and balance within our bodies. Being hydrated keeps our cells better equipped to stay clean, vibrant, and efficient, not to mention it’s the simplest detox around. There are many ways to get the water and hydration that we need aside from the standard 8-ounce glass. Try one of these five sources of flavorful hydration that will give you a little more nutritional bang for your buck.

The 5 Best Vegan Sources of Protein

Proteins, known as the “building blocks of life,” are essential nutrients that perform vital roles in the body. They are required for the structure, function, regulation, and repair of the body’s tissues and organs. It’s a myth that vegans can’t get enough protein. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein for the average adult is .36 grams per pound of body weight. So “getting enough” (46 grams for the average woman) might not mean as much as you think.

Vegan Superfood Sushi

In Japan, sushi is an art, an industry, and an identity. Sushi is a culinary allegory for excellence in simplicity and hard work. I often ask myself: what would Jiro do? Well, he certainly would not make a vegan recipe. But who knows, that could be his next career! For those of us looking for a vegan option, or a light healthy meal, this low-calorie sushi is guaranteed to please. Prepare a batch for a healthy lunch or bring some rolls to your next dinner party as a healthy appetizer (I promise not to tell Jiro).

The Definitive Hangover Cure_ 11 Natural Remedies

Let’s be honest: Hangovers are stupid. You drank too much, and now, to put it simply, your body is poisoned. As you lay there, feeling sick, miserable, and remorseful (Seriously, when was the last time you woke up and thought, “I wish I had drank more last night?"), you want to know how you can feel better stat. Everyone has their signature solution, but we have rounded up our tried and true best ways to safely and healthily recover.

Protein Matcha Truffles

Matcha's vibrant color, rich taste, beautiful tradition, and health benefits make it a unique ingredient. Chlorophyll and amino acids explain matcha's initial “grassy” flavor, followed by a lingering sweetness. Matcha has been attributed as a natural weight-loss aid, pH balancer, and detox agent. It is an excellent source of antioxidants and caffeine—thus, a great substitute for coffee. Matcha is more than my favorite drink; it is also a fun ingredient. A little goes a long way and creates a beautiful look. These truffles are more advanced than they seem. This delicious recipe is deceptively healthy and easy. Instant culinary glory!