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A Nourishing Heath Tip

Water is truly nature’s health-giving gift. Staying hydrated with pure, clean water not only quenches our thirst, but promotes vitality from the inside out. It beautifies skin by eliminating toxins, lubricates joints, and keeps our brain neurons active and firing. It also plays a key role in regulating metabolism, promoting elimination, and boosting energy.

It’s important to drink plenty of water, so here are a few tips for optimum health:

  1. Pay attention to signals your body gives you. If you feel thirsty, drink. It sounds obvious, but many of us are guilty of ignoring the body’s regular requests for water.

  2. General guideline: drink 1L for every 50 lbs you weigh. A person who weighs 150 lbs should try for 3L a day. Keep in mind however, that the foods we eat, weather, exercise, sweating, altitude, and a slew of other factors can affect how much water we need. For reference: 1 liter =33.8 ounces

  3. Sip water throughout the day, instead of chugging full glasses. This helps your body absorb much better.

  4. Urine color is a good indicator of how hydrated you are. It should be fairly clear. If it is dark yellow, increase your water intake.

  5. Drink water at room temperature or even warm water. Cold water slows digestive fire.

  6. At mealtimes, limit your water intake. Take a few sips before, during and after your meal if you like, but be aware that your digestion is weakened if you drink too much water while eating.

  7. Ensure your water is clean and pure.

Many public water sources contain contaminants such as fluoride, mercury, aluminum, algae, bacteria, pesticides, and fungi, to name a few. It pays to invest a little time and research into discerning the cleanliness of your water source, and finding the best options for purifying it yourself.

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Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Have a Nourishing Day!

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