With so many health trends in the modern world, people can lose sight of the essentials for optimal health. Different juice cleanses, soup & smoothie diets, no carb diets, gluten-free diets, paleo, or even fasting trends are overwhelming! There is so much information to take in. Which one is better than the next?
We can only recommend the foods we know to be nutritious for the body. You cannot go wrong with fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, sprouted grains, and a whole lot of water. Water is probably the most neglected thing in every person’s diet. Your body needs water to function. If you aren’t regularly consuming water, your organs have to pull water from other parts of the body, which can induce dehydration, headaches, muscle aches, blotchy skin, or poor digestion.
ATTENTION: SODA, COFFEE, TEA, JUICE, ENERGY DRINKS, & ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DO NOT HYDRATE YOU. THAT IS WATER’S JOB
If you think you drink enough water (without actually knowing how much you drink), chances are you aren’t sufficiently hydrated. Water keeps the body healthy, which makes it miraculous, yet not all people see it that way. How could something so brilliant be so out in the open? Is it a trick? No, no it’s not.
There are different measures people like to use for staying sufficiently hydrated. A lot of people like to use the 8×8 rule, which requires you to drink eight 8oz glasses of water every day. This is a good rule, but different body types and weights may require more water than this estimate. Drinking half your bodyweight in ounces of water each day is what we go by. If you weigh 150lbs and divide that by two to get 75, you should drink 75oz of water every day.
One of the best ways to ensure that you drink enough water is to carry a reusable bottle wherever you go. You can always fill it with water, and you don’t have to pollute the environment with plastic bottles. Maybe you sit in an office all day and get lost in your work. Set alarms on your phone every hour to help yourself stay hydrated. If you want your H2O to have some more pizzazz, and nutritional benefits of course, you can add fresh lemon juice, cucumber slices, berries, or mint to your water.
Do I Need To Drink More Water?
If you have to ask…the answer is yes. In all seriousness, the body loses water when you breathe, sweat, digest, and urinate. Additionally, about two-thirds of the body is made up of water, and blood is a little more than 90% water. If that doesn’t convince you to constantly replenish your body with water, maybe the following benefits will.
- Better Digestion
- Boost Energy Levels
- Promote Weight Loss
- Flush Toxins
- Relieve Constipation
- Boost The Immune System
- Get Rid Of Headaches
- Improve Kidney Health
- Healthy Skin