Saturday, April 22, 2017

Stop it, you're making me thirsty!

Think of water as a treat, your body sure does.

We as humans are made up of 60% water.  The earth made up of 75% water.  And Minnesota holds about 50% of that amount (that's my Minnesota husbands fact...)

In all seriousness can you see where I am going with these facts?  We are deeply connected to this earth and it screams WATER!!  One of the worst and best things about living in the PACNW is all the rain.  I love never worrying about drought, but I can get really cranky and soggy when it rains non stop like this spring has been. 

Let's look at how water helps with our skin. 

The fact is that skin is an organ, and just like any other part of the body. Your skin is made up of cells. And skin cells, like any other cell in the body, are made up of water. Without water, the organs will certainly not function properly or at their best. 

Your skin will become dry and tight and therefore, more prone to wrinkles. 

Drink more water. Drinking at least 8 glasses a day will help rid the body and skin of toxins. Everyone will not agree that water consumption will improve skin… but it certainly can't hurt. Many people often report that by increasing their water intake, their skin has a more radiant glow. Those who suffer from acne have reported the same results. Nothing will happen overnight, but even a good couple of weeks of increasing water intake should be enough for you to see how hydration affects your own skin.   For more information about hydrating your skin, click here.

Water is also good for
Keeping muscle cramps at bay
Reducing frequency of headaches
Keeping hunger at bay
Boosts immune system
Maintains regularity
Flushes out toxins
Increases energy and relieves fatigue
Puts you in a better mood!
Find more information about what water is also good for here.

The whole 8, 8 ounce glasses thing is highly accurate!  I get frustrated with "new" information that says we don't have to drink as much water...WHY?  why would they even say that??  We don't drink enough as it is!  SO!  Drink up!

Drink it plain
Drink it high alkaline
Drink it out of the tap
If in a pinch drink it bottled
Drink it with lemon, raspberry, lime, cucumber
Drink it before meals
After meals
With meals
Put it in your soup!
Also, if your diet is made up of mostly leafy greens you are consuming a lot of water!!!

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