Hydration Matters: Fill Up to Optimize Wellness and Avoid Chronic Dehydration

One of the healthiest things you can do for your body, is to make the consumption of fresh water part of your day.  Did you know that up to 75% of Americans meet the qualifications for chronic dehydration?  Without optimizing the amount of water you intake daily, your body struggles to flush out free radicals, heavy metals, bacterial and viral infections and fats for weight management.  Low levels of hydration also present a significant risk for diabetics, and can increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer.

“Because the human body is so unique that it will say ‘I want water’ in food, in any way, shape or form,” said Grace Webb, Assistant Director for Clinical Nutrition at New York Hospital. “People just think that when they start to get a little weak or they have a headache, they need to eat something, but most often they need to drink.”

“Water is necessary for the body to digest and absorb vitamins and nutrients. It’s also key to proper digestion; it detoxifies the liver and kidneys, and carries waste away. If your urine becomes darkly colored like this, we’re dehydrated. The urine should be light, straw colored,” she continued.

Source Web April 2018: https://www.medicaldaily.com

The Health Benefits of Regulating Hydration Daily 

  • Promotes healthy immunity
  • Assists with organ functioning
  • Promotes weight loss and weight management
  • Helps to regulate hypertension (high-blood pressure)
  • Can reduce inflammation and joint pain
  • Promotes healthy digestive enzymes (hydrolytic)

In this podcast, I review the benefits of prioritizing hydration as a health need.  I also talk about some of the challenges that people face, including being “bored” with the taste of water, and choosing unhealthy beverages that can acts as diuretics, further complicating chronic dehydration.  Take a few minutes and listen to my podcast (with a big glass of water) and think about how you can make this healthy change starting this week.

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