Water: Nature's Wonder Drug
Water is life.
Proper hydration is key for our overall health and wellness. It seems simple enough, but a recent survey by CBS estimated that 75% of us are chronically dehydrated! This puts stress on the heart as it has to work harder to get adequate oxygen to the muscles. Dehydration hinders our body's ability to do what it needs to stay healthy.
Staying hydrated aids in digestion, mental acuity, muscle function, toxin release, and most importantly, glowing skin benefits! This encourages efficient cell repair and slows the signs of aging by smoothing the surface and delivering a vivacious, fuller complexion.
Sarah Smith, of The Daily Mail, is a forty-two year old British mother, who suffered from crippling headaches and consistent digestion issues. Upon the advice of both her neurologist and nutritionist, she vowed to drink one gallon of water per day. The before and after pictures below highlight the amazing transformation Sarah experienced just from upping her water intake!
It is important to get a significant portion of your hydration from food. Cucumbers, celery, tomatoes, and melons are excellent sources for this.
Did you know? Hunger pains are often thirst pains in disguise! A study conducted by The University of Washington found that a glass of water cured hunger pains in nearly 100% of tested dieters. Fun fact: Bob Harper advises that you drink a class of water before every meal to satisfy those thirst pains and discourage overeating.