It truly is.
Hydration is key to every element of our health and our microbiome is greatly impacted by whether we are hydrated or chronically dehydrated.
It is estimated that over 75% of American adults suffer from chronic dehydration! Common symptoms of dehydration are:
Our bodies are 55% - 60% water! Water is the medium in which all other nutrients are found and is the most abundant and important element (besides Oxygen) on earth and in the human body. It is also involved in almost EVERY bodily function:
It is also the primary component of all our bodily fluids:
Drinking enough clean water is essential to life and our overall wellness.
I encourage you to drink enough water every day!!! Rule of thumb is drink 1/2 your weight in ounces!
For example, if you weigh 120 pounds divide that by 2 and you get 60, thus you aim for consuming 60 ounces of water every day!
The quality of water is key too! Clean filtered water free of chlorine and other toxins is paramount as these chemicals decimate healthy bacteria in the gut.
Coffee, soda and alcohol are extremely dehydrating. I highly suggest first you find out the amount of diuretics you consume. Take note for one "normal" day of your consumption. Then to understand how much additional water you need to drink when you consume diuretics, here is a simple equation to help you figure out the additional amount of water you need:
Let's say you drink 1 cup of coffee (8 ounces) we multiple that by 1.5 and that’s the ADDITIONAL water you need to drink to not create a deficit.
Movement is key in health! Of course, the type of exercise is important when figuring out how much water you need to replenish with. Due to so many factors, such as what you eat, where you live (climate/altitude), etc,, it's imporant to know your body and it's need on water consumption. Here is an excellent article discussing exercise and hydration.
Here are some ideas to flavor your water and make it taste yummy so you consume MORE of it daily!
Keeping hydrated is part of EVERY ONE of my clean eating programs. We work on hydrating the body to help it do what it needs to do! 3.7 BILLION chemical processes are happening EVERY SECOND in your body! Water is key to helping all of these processes happen. So giving your body adequate water is VITAL!!
Drinking ample clean water and eating nutrient-dense clean foods are two important things we must do to nourish our body with the fuel it needs to keep us alive, happy, and healthy! Don't wait any longer!
If you need guidance or help in your journey, reach out to me! We can figure out if one of my programs will work for you or just discover together the next steps to take to move you towards your version of optimal health!
Thanks for stopping by!
In love and health,
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
Clean Living Educator & Advocate
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