‘You’re Always Active, Your Water Should be Too
Nuun is leading the way in portable hydration with three drink options to keep you refreshed all day, everyday. All three are ideal to help keep you hydrated and to make the most of the water you drink’ – Nuun
Coming from a nutrition background – and knowing that the body is made up of around 65-70% water – I’m acutely aware of how much damage dehydration can cause to the body. And, as we’ll be trekking or canoeing for up to 10 hours a day, in extreme heat, in West Africa, we’ll be using, and losing, a lot of water from our bodies – which has to be replaced constantly – so it’s vitally important that the whole team remain fully hydrated, at all times. The last thing we need is for one of the expedition team members doubling up with cramps or fighting off a thumping headache!
The reason that Nuun caught my eye (and, no, it wasn’t just the pretty colours! Oh, ok…they did catch my eye, initially, and then I read the blurb) was the fact that their products are sugar-free, we can drop their flavourful little electrolyte-balancing tabs into our water bottles, and hydration packs, and rehydrate, avoiding over-consumption of water (which can lead to over-hydration, which can be dangerous in itself).
‘Beverages containing large amounts of sugar can accelerate the dehydration process. Sugar requires water from the body in order to be digested, leaving less water to properly fuel muscle and brain function. With zero sugars and only 8 calories in each 16oz. bottle, Nuun is a smart choice for hydration.’ Nuun
And, rather serendipitously – which seems to be happening rather a lot during the planning of this expedition (more on that another time) – our contact, at Nuun, Sarah, has spent time in The Gambia too. And, not just as a tourist either. She helped build a youth centre and internet cafe, in Tunbung Art village, which gives her a much greater understanding of where we are going.
We’re looking forward to receiving our package from Nuun for the expedition.
Welcome on board, Nuun!
Helen & Florio