Why You Should EAT Water, not Drink It - If You're obsessed with Rehydrating, Drop that Bottle and Reach for the Fruit and Veg
Having trouble staying hydrated, even though you’re already drinking your 6 to 8 glasses of water a day? Here’s why you should EAT water, not drink it. If you're obsessed with re-hydrating, drop that bottle and reach for the fruit and veg.
Have you noticed that no matter how much water you drink, you sometimes even feel thirstier, and less hydrated, than when you started drinking water that day? When we drink more water, we tend to eliminate it even more – it can literally just go right through us, which is great when it comes to flushing out toxins and keeping the bladder clear, but not so wonderful when it comes to staying hydrated. It just comes out as fast as we put it in. It can sometimes seem very confusing when we keep getting the message that we’re supposed to be drinking at least six to eight glasses of water a day, basically two litres, but the water doesn’t seem to be doing its job. What can we do to get more hydrated, and does that include drinking more water? Hopefully not, because we’re already feeling a bit too water-logged already. No, the real answer is simply eating more vegetables and fruits.
Fruits and vegetables have a higher water content, and they allow our bodies to absorb more of their water through the digestive process. Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables every day, eating more salad recipes, vegetable salad recipes, and fruit salad recipes can actually help our bodies to absorb, and retain, an optimum amount of hydration on a daily basis. Juicing is another excellent way to make sure your body is getting enough water-rich vegetables. Starting your day off with a green drink, that is an organic juiced blend of green veggies, can go a very long way in hydrating your entire body. We can also literally “eat” more water by infusing our water with fruits and veggies. You can make beverage recipes that are just made up of water with slices of cucumber, lemon, lime, oranges, fresh berries, apples, celery, whatever you have in your fridge – just pack your water full of water-rich fruits and veggies, and you can be sure you’ll be getting more hydrated that way.
When you consider that human beings are made of seventy-five to eighty percent water when we’re born, that’s more than three-quarters water. Each and every cell in our tiny little baby body is plumped out with nourishing water that has helped us grow inside of our mother’s womb. After we’re born and start to grow, our bodies slowly start to dry out. That’s what a big part of aging actually is, the cells in our bodies slowly drying up. When we reach middle age, our bodies have gone from seventy-five to approximately fifty percent water. And, of course, as the cells dry out, bodily processes slow down, causing us to age even faster. So, staying properly hydrated throughout the duration of our lives is imperative. We’re not saying stop drinking water, either. Drinking enough water each day is paramount, and we should always make sure that we get enough every day. However, we can supplement that water intake with eating healthy greens, veggies, and fruits to help obtain and maintain optimum hydration levels in the body. And this can be a very fun endeavour, when you consider all of the healthy fruit and veggie beverage recipes available to us today. Juicing recipes are important, as are smoothie recipes and hot herbal tea recipes. And don’t forget your fresh organic salad recipes. When you consume more of these foods, you’ll just feel more hydrated, naturally.*
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