Tuesday January 7, 2020
Did you know that your body is made up of about 60% water? It is the one thing that our body needs to prosper. It amazes me how water takes the back seat to carbonated soda as the most popular beverage in the United States.
It’s a scary statistic not only because the dangers of drinking sugary drinks on the body, but also because the body requires ample amounts of water to help balance all of the body’s fluids, digest food, transport nutrients from food to the rest of the body, and to regulate the body’s temperature.
Grant it, not all water is created equally. Getting good quality filtered water is essential. I love my Berkey water filter. I was amazed on how clean it tasted. It removes all the contaminants and fluoride from my water.
So basically, water is your body’s superpower.
Here are some of the other benefits of keeping your body adequately hydrated:
Drinking enough water allows the body to release toxins through sweat and urination.
Water is necessary for the digestion of food and to prevent constipation.
Promotes Weight Loss
Choosing water over a soda saves on the calories since water has zero! It also works to remove the by-products of fat, reduces hunger, and reduces eating intake when you start each meal by drinking a full glass of water.
Your brain is over 70% water! Drinking water helps you with focus, concentration, and energy.
Water is the number one anti-aging treatment there is. It moisturizes your skin and keeps it soft and smooth. If that wasn’t enough, it also decreases wrinkles!
So how much water should you be drinking? The answer varies. Some suggest at least 8 (8 oz) glasses a day, and some suggest that the best way to determine how much is to take your body weight, divide it in half and drink half your weight in ounces. It’s a little different for everyone, I like to use the color of your urine as a guide. If it's clear, then you are doing an awesome job!
Here are some ways to make sure you are adding more water to your daily routine:
Adding lemon, lime, mint, fresh berries, or cucumber slices to water is a good way to switch it up so that you can be sure to get the ounces in! I love using dōTERRA's essential oils to flavor my water. When adding essential oils to your beverage, ALWAYS use glass, ceramic, or stainless steel. The essential oils will break down the petroleum in the plastic and that's not a good thing!
Make a game of it, and have a glass of water whenever you take a bathroom break.
Drink Before You Eat
Having a glass of water between every meal helps with hydration, and can help to curb your appetite.
Use an App
Use a water tracking app to keep track of how many glasses your drink.
Eat Water-Rich Foods
Add water-packed foods to your diets, such as cucumber, celery, watermelon, and zucchini.
"Water is the driving force of all nature." - Leonardo Da Vinci
Until the next time,
🌿Be Well, de😊
☮️ Peace. 💚 Love. 💦Oils.