12 Jan

Is Hard Seltzer Hydrating?

Are hard seltzers as hydrating as they are refreshing? 

It seems like everywhere you go, someone has a hard seltzer in their hand. Why? Is it the taste, the refreshingness, the low calories? Perhaps it’s because our favorite seltzers are often perceived as a “healthier” alternative to other drinks like beer. Even though they may appear as the better choice, are hard seltzers hydrating? 

Hard Seltzers: Do they Hydrate? 

In short, no. Hard seltzers don’t help you hydrate. There isn’t one type of alcohol that is hydrating, because alcoholic beverages are a diuretic. If you’ve had a few drinks, you’ve probably noticed that you take a few more trips to the bathroom. In addition to having to go to the bathroom more, some hard seltzers have artificial sweeteners, which can cause digestive issues—leading to more dehydration. 

Tips for Staying Hydrated While Enjoying Hard Seltzers 

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with sipping on your favorite hard seltzers. However, it is crucial to stay hydrated while doing it. So, like with any alcohol consumption, drink plenty of water before, during, and after you enjoy your hard seltzers. You can also snack on hydrating foods. Try eating a fruit that pairs well with your drink, mango, pomegranate, and cucumbers go nicely with several flavors.

When you’re out for a day or night, take along the world’s smartest water bottle from HidrateSpark to help keep you hydrated. When synced with the HidrateSpark App, HidrateSpark smart water bottles can track your water intake, and will remind you to drink water between hard seltzers. So grab a HidrateSpark STEEL smart water bottle. They’re vacuumed sealed so that your water stays cold for 24 hours, throughout the day and night. As you enjoy your hard seltzers, remember, even though they’re refreshing and light, they won’t keep you hydrated.