Today, I am sharing with you one of my very favourite ways to stay hydrated…
We all know how important it is to stay hydrated, yet somehow water is still THE most common nutritional deficiency in our culture. Good news is, it’s a super simple one to remedy!
The best practice to follow is to slowly and mindfully sip on high quality filtered water throughout the day, all day, every day. I personally I have been using Santevia pitcher, it reduces chlorine and lead in tap water by 99% and gives you great tasting mineralized alkaline water.
As a guideline, I recommend to my clients that they shoot for half their body weight in ounces every day. For example if you weight 180lbs, shoot for 90 ounces of water daily, taking into account the need to rehydrate additionally for the consumption of diuretics like coffee, tea, fruit juices, alcohol and sodas or excessive perspiration. I also subscribe to the idea that we don’t want to be consuming too much more than 100 ounces of water daily, as too much water can also have negative affects, like diluting/flushing our electrolytes and causing mineral imbalances.
Water Helps Your Body:
Improves oxygen delivery to cells
Enables cellular hydration
Cushions bones and joints
Regulates body temperature
Improves cell-to-cell communications
Empowers the body’s natural healing process And so much more
“Chronic cellular dehydration of the body is the primary etiology of painful degenerative disease.” – Dr F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.
The goal is to drink water before you start feeling thirsty – as thirst is a sure sign you are already on your way to dehydration.
Tips for Drinking More Water:
Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up in the morning
Carry a dedicated bottle or container with you at all times
Use an app on your mobile phone to track your water intake
Drink before you eat. 8 ounces 30 minutes before every meal can actually keep you from over indulging.
Try drinking infused water
How-to Make Infused Spa Water
R E C I P E :
For infused water, there really is no recipe, exactly. There are no right or wrong measurements, it’s all based on taste, what you like and what you have on hand.
Herbs, Spices and Botanicals mint • basil • rosemary • lavender • thyme • ginger • cinnamon • sage • lemongrass • parsley • cilantro • cloves • cardamom • hibiscus • black pepper AND MORE
Fruit and Veggies strawberries • blackberries • blueberries • raspberries • cherries • pineapple • watermelon • cucumber • orange • lemon • lime • grapefruit • watermelon • pomegranate • kiwi • celery • peppers AND MORE
Generally, I just add all of the ingredients to my pitcher or a glass jar, slightly mashing up any fruit to release their juices. Next I bruise the leaves of any herbs to release the natural extracts and oils. Finally, top with some filtered water and enjoy!