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MULTI-TASK YOUR WAY TO PROPER HYDRATION

July 21, 2021

There are so many reasons why staying properly hydrated is important for your body and life. For instance, you make better decisions when you’re hydrated - that’s pretty essential. From being able to think clearly, to cleaning out toxins from your body that could cause disease, to having great sex. Counting your cups of water every day doesn’t necessarily sound fun, it sounds monotonous. Guess what - you can multitask when it comes to getting your daily water intake. From adding in superfoods, to eating water-rich fruits and veggies, to even IV hydration. In this blog, we’re going to clarify and simplify your hydration efforts.

 

Why Staying Hydrated is Important For Your Overall Health

 

CLARIFYING HYDRATION  : 

One way to stay motivated to stay hydrated, is to understand the way your body uses water every day. Here is some interesting research! 

Water is a macronutrient

  1. The importance of electrolytes - electrolytes are chemicals that enable the flow of electrical signals throughout the body. Electrolytes aid in several body functions including the following : control fluid balance, move nutrients into your cells, flush waste out of your cells, rebuild damaged tissue, and maintain the correct acidity of your blood pH. 
  2. Your brain health - Your brain is strongly influenced by your hydration status. Studies show that even mild dehydration can impair many aspects of the brain, including impaired mood and concentration. Without proper hydration, our brain works harder than normal to complete engaging tasks. Water keeps your brain cells active and balances chemical processes. Your brain is 80% water. When you are hungover your brain is dehydrated, shrunken down, and it is bouncing around inside of your skull. 
  3. Detoxing - According to traditional Chinese medicine, the kidneys and bladder regulate the fluids in our bodies that help with the detoxifying process. The kidneys are responsible for removing excess hormones, vitamins, minerals, and foreign toxins such as chemicals and food additives. 
  4. Weight Loss - Drinking water is extremely beneficial for weight loss. Water intake helps with flushing out toxins from the body and gives your metabolism a boost. Water is calorie-free, suppresses appetite when consumed before meals, and can even help burn calories. Try replacing your sugary drinks with water for weight loss and amazing health benefits.

Water and brain health

 

SIMPLIFYING HYDRATION : 

Just Add Water. Every day. 

Boost your water with  superfood nutrition - try Just Add Water as part of your daily self-care, and make it part of your hydration routine. 

WATER RICH FOODS/ FOODS THAT REPLENISH ELECTROLYTES -  

  • Spinach 
  • Kale
  • Avocados 
  • Broccoli
  • Potatoes 
  • Beans
  • Almonds
  • Peanuts
  • Soybeans
  • Tofu
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon
  • Oranges
  • Bananas
  • Tomatoes 

Water rich foods

 

 

NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF DEHYDRATION :

Dehydration affects our bodies in many ways that can deter us from our goals or being the best version of ourselves. 

Some of the warning signs that could be due to not drinking enough water or having water-based foods include : 

  1. Lack of Cleansing or Detoxification
  2. Headaches
  3. Lethargic
  4. Dry Skin
  5. Brain Fog
  6. Weight Gain
  7. Weakened Immune Response
  8. Easily Catching Colds
  9. Sleep Issues

negative effects of dehydration on your health





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