Some facts about water
Nature's diet drink. Provides zero calories while helping to flush your most important weight loss organ...your liver!
'Flush your teeth' with this dentist's dream beverage! Water does not cause cavities and can wash sugar, food particles and unwanted cavity-forming bacteria off your teeth.
2/3 of your body is water as it regulates temperature, carries nutrients and oxygen to your cells and helps to dissolve vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to make your body function better.
Achy-breaky joints? Water acts as a lubricant to cushions your joints.
Water also dissolves and flushes out toxins. The average adult can lose up to two liters of water each day through elimination of body waste, perspiration , and breathing. What happens when your car runs low on gas...? Refill yourself too.
Give your skin a healthy glow! Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Fill a one-liter container and drink it throughout the day, then refill it and do it again. Drink and repeat, everyday.
Drink up and wake up! Even slight dehydration can drain your energy, make you feel lethargic and affect mental alertness. Just 2% dehydration will decrease work capacity and mental alertness.
Bad news...soft drinks, coffee, alcohol and tea are all diuretics. This means they take out more liquid than they put in. (Aww, there there now), wipe your tears and add an extra cup (or two) of water after consuming any of these. Or even better, replace them with...water!
Flying high? Air travel causes your body to lose water at a much higher rate due to the humidity level in the cabin. Drink a glass of water before and after flying so you won’t feel lethargic or light-headed.
Ways to incorporate more water into your diet
Eat a homemade soup broth
Drink herbal teas
Add citrus fruits, berries or cucumber slices to your water
Keep a jug of water in your fridge or on your counter to be finished daily
Carry a refillable water bottle wherever you go
Please visit www.dianemurphy.ca for more tips and recommendations on staying healthy.