Water. Thinking beyond hydration.
Most of us are aware of the importance of drinking water yet struggle to get enough.
Getting your daily requirement of water helps your organs function, keeps your skin clear and hydrated, and allows physical action in your body to flow smoothly. Many people find it challenging to drink enough water throughout the day, especially in the summer, when we tend to be more active and spend more time in the sun. Drinking plenty of water is critical. Not drinking enough water may lead to poor digestion, sluggish thinking, skin breakouts, headaches, bad breath and general fatigue. By drinking tea and juice, and eating raw fruits and vegetables high in water content, you will be contributing to the hydration process.
Set a large glass of water by the bed when you go to sleep and drink it first thing when you wake up in the morning. This pulls out toxins left from the previous day and freshens your system, preparing it for the day ahead. Keep a bottle of water accessible throughout the day, whether you’re on the go or sitting at a desk. Having water close by will remind you to take a sip when thirsty. The first sip of water will usually let you know how much you need. If you have most of your water before early evening, the possibility of interrupted sleep will not be an issue because you will not crave a big glass before bed.
Now let’s talk about quality and here is where we go beyond hydration…in todays world if you are drinking bottled water you are also ingesting plastic residues whgich are known to dirupt hormonal function and hasve been associated with breat and thyroid cancer, you are also leaving behind a giant carbon foot print between the production of the plastic bottle to it's transport. If you are drinking tap, you are exposing yourself to chemicals and toxins left behind by public water treatment, some of them known to be carcinogen. And even if you are drinking alkaline filtered water, you are likely still bathing and cooking with tap absorbing chemicals and toxins through your skin or your food.
The best way to ensure the quality not only in taste but health benefits is by filtering your water supply. A whole house water purification system is a need to protect your health. Water all over the country is testing with elevated levels of nitrates, a cancer causing chemical resulting from common fertilizers that has been seeping into the ground at water levels and contaminating the water we drink. Our public water treatments eradicate bacteria and certain contaminants however NOT nitrates. The taste and quality of your water impacts your level of hydration, your skin texture, your hair texture, tooth decay prevention and cancer prevention.
It is key is that you like the taste of the water you are drinking, and the water you drink should agree with your body and enhace your health.