"Reprogramming the Mind" Part 2 Hydration and it's importance to our health
I started this series telling you a little about myself and my continuing journey to better health. Again I have been following trends in nutrition for a long time, but sometimes we need to take a step back and see what really works best for us.
So Part 2 is going to be about something so simple that we don't even think about the consequences of it. I am talking about Hydration or in most cases Dehydration.
Water is something that we just cannot do without. It moves our food through our bodies and keeps our cells getting the proper nutrients to give us good health. What we seem to forget is that most of us if not all are dehydrated. This means that our bodies are working harder and taking water from our cells that need it to do their job.
So what is the meaning of Dehydration?
Well it is lack of sufficient water, and that the water we are taking in is not getting to cells that need it. Each of our cells become unable to function properly when the water levels become to low. So seventy trillion cells are now dry. So as I had started to say to you earlier, you start robbing your other parts of your body to get it, water that is. So this is why staying hydrated is so very important.
Now let's talk briefly about the kind of water we are drinking. We need filtered pure water that our cells can use, but a lot of the water that we drink has so many volatile chemicals in it.
I recommend you get yourself a good water filter, so that you can remove some of the chemicals. This gives your body a better chance to get the cells the proper nutrients and get you properly hydrated.
The next thing is the electrolytes that are needed to get your cells firing correctly. Forget those so called sports drinks as the first ingredient is usually sugar. My way is to get yourself either a nice glass bottle or a stainless steal one and add some Himalayan sea salt to your water. This brings the water back to life with 85 trace minerals your body needs. You can find the salt at health food stores or some grocery stores. Just throw in about 6 or 8 grains and that is all you will need. It is not very expensive and your body will thank you for it.
So as you can see so far, water is very important. Another interesting fact is that water can also control our hunger. In our quest to loose weight, we sometimes find ourselves hungry and most times for no real reason. This is where I tell my clients to drink a glass of water and then see how you feel. Not only will this curb your appetite, but will also make your body burn fat for energy. And that is a good thing. If you still find yourself hungry, try snacking on some sliced veggies or a handful of nuts. Try it and let me know how this works for you.
I could go on for a long time about water, but let's just say we need it. Try your best each day to get plenty of clean water.
My final thought is when you wake up in the morning, try to get at least 16 ounces of water with a bit of squeezed lemon in it. This will start your day off with your body getting hydrated, and off on the great start.