Most people know that they are 2/3 water, but many don’t realize that within this water, you are 75% salt water.
Simply taste a tear or a bead of sweat for its salt content.
Now you know why it’s important to monitor your body pH, and why it’s so important to stay hydrated.
You don’t want to get crusty!
Keep Your Salt Low
What’s really interesting is even though you are a salt water being, you drink fresh water, and this is why it is very important to drink ample amounts of fresh water every day.
Water keeps your body’s salt concentrations low, easing stress on your kidneys and preventing dehydration.
Plus, the average adult eliminates approximately 8 cups of water a day by sweating, urinating, crying, and creating saliva. It is essential to replace what is lost.
Water is important to keep your body strong.
Drink Water, Not Soda
Instead of drinking sodas throughout day, get into the habit of walking around with a bottle of water – all day long. You’ll have more energy, you’ll feel better, be less hungry, and flush out toxins through urination.
Many people complain that when they drink a lot of water they have to go to the bathroom all of the time.
Well, that’s ok. This is healthy!
This is an issue with public school teachers. Did you know that teachers have more bladder and kidney infections than people in most other careers?
Now you know why.
That said, you should welcome going to the bathroom often because it is a way for your heart to keep your bloodstream clean, take stress off of your heart, and a way to keep toxins out of your bladder and kidneys.
Cells Float In Water
All of our cells float in water.
As a matter of fact, they reproduce in a watery base.
If there is insufficient water available in your body, the cells have difficulty duplicating. This can cause an assortment of problems and increase aging.
Water provides the liquid medium for your blood, for your digestive juices, and for the elimination of waste. Water is critical for the regulation of body temperature, too.
These are reasons you should drink water more than any other liquid, especially after meals to aid in digestion.
Never Drink Water
Never drink water, or any other liquids, while eating.
Your mouth contains digestive juices necessary to begin the digestive process, and washing down your food with liquids washes away the digestive enzymes in your saliva.
Drink after you have completely swallowed your food or after your meal.
Are You Dehydrated?
Here’s a way to determine if you need to drink more water daily:
Rapidly rub your hands together. If the palms of your hands get moist or wet within a matter of seconds, you are properly hydrated, but if it takes minutes to create moist palms, then you need more water.
Our foods and drinks shouldn’t be complicated. Simply go back to the simplicity of eating, like during your grandparents’ time.
When you drink plenty of water every day and eat whole foods, you can begin enjoying food again, feeling better, having more energy, and experiencing less stress.
Bottom’s up – with water, that is.
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