Friday, March 1, 2013
Your Brain is 90% Water
.... Need another 10 reasons to drink one of nature's most important elixirs?
1- Transports nutrients and oxygen to cells
2- Helps the body absorb nutrients more efficiently
3- Satiates hunger
4- Helps with digestion
5- Keeps joints moisturized and lubricated
6- Detoxifies the body
7- Helps with weight loss both by reducing appetite and flushing the body out
8- Moistens lungs to help with breathing (we lose 1-2 pints of water every day just by exhaling!)
9- The human liver is 96% water and needs the H2O in order to metabolize fat (think about that the next time you overwork your liver with a night out drinking...)
10- Gives you energy (it is estimated that more than 80% of the population experiences fatigue due to minor dehydration)
How do you know if you're dehydrated?
Dry skin, constipation, muscle cramps, tiredness, migraines and even mild depression!
How do you get it all in?
8 glasses of water is the rule and that can seem like a lot.
I break it down by making sure I drink at least 3 water bottles/day (1500 ml), plus for every 1 hour of training I replenish with another 1-1.5 bottles (500-750ml).
Generally I have 2 cups of herbal tea/day (1 in the afternoon and 1 before bed)... plus I always have a glass of water "on the go" when I am at home...
Make water a part of your routine. .