For those who struggle with staying properly hydrated, using powdered drinks mixed with water can be a viable alternative. By infusing a little bit of additional taste into water, some people are able to increase their water consumption and hydrate more effectively – but is this healthy?
At Kinetico, we’re here to help with all these water-related questions. We have high-quality drinking water purifiers available to provide you with all the clean, purified water you and your family could need. Let’s go over how powdered drinks like Crystal Light and others work, how they help with hydration, and whether they’re safe.
Powdered Drink Basics
For starters, in most cases the basic answer to the question above is yes – powdered drink add-ins are generally safe. They come in a variety of styles and flavors, from protein powders to drinks using herbs, vegetables or many other ingredients. They may contain beneficial vitamins and minerals as well, including vitamins C, B-2, B-5 and B-6.
In most cases, these powders will dissolve into water quickly. This means they’re mostly made up of water – so if you enjoy the flavor, you might be able to up your water intake fairly easily.
The World Health Organization states that the average man needs 3.7 liters of water per day, while the average woman needs 2.7 liters, but you’ll need more if you play sports or live an active lifestyle. For some, these powdered drinks can help you get the water necessary to be properly hydrated.
Preventing Other Intake
Another possible benefit of these powdered drink add-ons is the way they can limit your cravings for other drinks that might not be so beneficial. Rather than sodas or dairy-heavy lattes and coffee drinks, you can fill your craving for flavor with a powdered addition that helps you stay hydrated without adding those other negatives into your system.
If you’re unsure of a given powdered drink or some of its ingredients, take some basic care. Speak to your doctor about your hydration concerns, and find out whether you’re close enough to proper levels that a few powdered drinks could help push you over the edge. There may be certain powders you should limit to one serving per day, especially if they contain sugar or caffeine in higher amounts.
To learn about any of our water purification systems and how they can help with hydration for you and your family, contact the pros at Kinetico today.