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Want More Energy Every Day? Drink Plenty of This, Says Dietitian

Especially as Daylight Saving Time is about to end this weekend, we're nearing that time of year when it's common to feel tired and sluggish. We could all use a little extra boost of energy. And for that reason, one expert is sharing a reminder of what's arguably the most important drink for maintaining a little pep in your step… And no, it's not coffee.

Keep reading to find out what one dietitian says is the ultimate sip that helps your body function properly and gives you energy throughout the day. Then, you may want to check out We Tasted 10 Flavored Sparkling Water Brands & This Is the Best.

Hydration = Energy

Sure—we all know the caffeine in coffee makes it a go-to for energy and alertness, and plenty of people rely on energy drinks, too. But one nutrition pro suggests the #1 beverage for keeping you energized is even simpler than these: It's water.

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A dietitian's take

drinking water

This week, Shape reported on a few health benefits of water that you might be seeking out this time of year. Registered dietitian Molly Kimball, RD, CSSD told the outlet that while some people's primary motivation to chug water is weight loss (saying yes, it plays a role), what many people don't realize is that water is also key for keeping energy levels up to help you active throughout your day.

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A major side effect of dehydration: fatigue.

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And, Kimball noted, when you don't drink enough water, the effect of that will present as a common symptom: Fatigue. She noted that dehydration is one of the first things she looks for when clients tell her they feel tired or sluggish.

RELATED: Adding This to Your Water May Lower Weight and Cholesterol, Says Science

Hydration inspiration

OK, so plain water might not be the most exciting addition to your day, but there are plenty of worthy water formulas that might increase your desire to stay hydrated. Any of these summery sips might help brighten a gray day, or get ideas for some yummy water blends to keep you healthy in 50 Best Detox Waters for Fat Burning and Weight Loss, even if you're not trying to lose weight.

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