Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tuesday's Tip! Hydration

Even those of us who are focused on our heath and aware of what we eat can sometimes underestimate the importance of how much water we take in. Here are some of the many reasons why good hydration is essential to good health...
Your bodies hydration can affect your: Energy, Digestion, Regularity, Blood Pressure, Respiration, Weight Management, Skin Health, Stomach Health, Acid-Alkaline Balance, Cholesterol, Kidney and Urinary Health, Joint Health, and Aging... and that's only some!

Here are some tips to staying hydrated...

~Each day before your morning cup of coffee, start your day with a glass of water. This will help your body replace the fluids you lost overnight. It is also helpful to keep a refillable water bottle with you throughout the day.

~Try eating two or three servings of fruits and vegetables at every meal. They are full of water and contain minerals that help the body absorb and use them properly. Remember that most processed foods can lower the body’s water levels.

~Create regular water breaks. Try drinking a glass of water at your desk each day before lunch, drink an extra glass of water if you worked out or didn’t eat enough fruits and vegetables with your meal.

~Drink sparkling water or vegetable juice instead of sodas and fruit juices. The sugar in soda and fruit juice, as well as the chemicals can cause unwanted reactions in your body like blood-sugar spikes.

~Use a water filter, pitcher type filter or keep a constant pitcher of water in the fridge at home

~Try using high-quality sea salt when you cook. It is rich in minerals that are key to cell health and hydration. Also sea salt has less sodium than table salt.


Have any other ideas?

4 comments:

  1. Hi, I'm following from the Follow Me Back Tuesday hop. Good idea about starting the day with a glass of water before the coffee. I drink only water during the day, but re-hydrating first thing in the morning is good thing to do. Thanks for sharing.

    http://thecookbookdiva.wordpress.com/

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am a new follower of your blog thru Tuesday Blog Hop! I am also a new blogger with a little over 2 months experience. I still have alot to learn and nowhere near ready to do reviews or contests but I do post other bloggers contests that I think are interesting. I would greaty appreciate a follow back. Thanks!

    Mary@http://mmbearcupoftea.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Whoops... I drink NO WATER at all.
    Hmmmm.... Diet Coke is MADE from water eh? Otherwise I would be dead from dehydration! lol

    ReplyDelete
  4. I totally need to drink more water!

    I'm here returning your follow from FMBT!

    ReplyDelete