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Category Archives: Hydration

Lemon Lime Detox Water

Lemon and lime juice helps stimulate and regulate the digestive track (which is why it’s so helpful with constipation, heartburn and gas), stimulates bile production, and thins out bile, which allows it to flow more freely. Bile is produced by the liver and ends up in the small intestine to break down lipids (fats) that we’ve consumed. Prep time: 10 mins Total time: 10 mins Refreshing way to detox our bodies and stay hydrated. Ingredients 2 liters of water 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced 2 limes, thinly sliced 2 lemons, thinly sliced 1 cup fresh mint leaves ice Instructions Put mint, fruits and vegetables into a large glass container with a spout Read More...

9 Energy Boosting Foods

Need an Energy Boost? Your body needs fuel to function, just like a car engine. This fuel comes in the form of carbohydrates, fats and protein which your body sources from food. These are broken down into glucose (sugars) in your digestive system and transported through the bloodstream to every cell in your body where it is used as energy. Low glucose levels could leave you feeling fatigued, dizzy and irritable, as well as causing headaches and nausea. To help you maintain your energy levels throughout the day, include these energy boosting foods in your diet: Brown Rice: Brown rice is rich in Read More...

13 Symptoms of Chronic Dehydration

When you’re dehydrated, you’re more prone to irritability and fatigue. Your cognitive functions, including your ability to concentrate also take a hit. Your body is comprised of about 65 percent water, which is needed for a number of physiological processes and biochemical reactions, including but not limited to: Blood circulation Metabolism Regulation of body temperature Waste removal and detoxification It’s important to recognize that your body loses water throughout each day, even when you’re not sweating, and that you need to constantly replenish this fluid loss. We lose water routinely when we: Breathe- humidified air leaves the body. (The breath you see in the air Read More...

10 Ways to Eat Your Water

  The standard amount of daily water one needs to consume is 4 liters minimum to keep your body hydrated and all the skin and digestive problems at bay. Not all can drink so much water, so you can have more water-based foods instead. There are a lot of veggies and fruits that contain a good amount of water to help keep you hydrated. CUCUMBER (96% WATER) Cucumbers contain 96% water, are rich in fiber and minerals and are cool. They make a great treat during summer and however you have it, slice or dice it and have it alone, they will take Read More...

Popsicles To Make Your Skin Glow

These cucumber and lime popsicles are super creamy and refreshing — and perfect for hot summer days. These are all about hydration, due to the mega-quenching cucumber, which helps to get rid of any bloat (so good for pool season!) and makes your skin absolutely glow, and lime adds an awesome zip. (more…) Read More...

Homemade Electrolyte Energy Drinks

Usually, drinking plenty of water is sufficient to keep you well-hydrated post-workout. However, there are instances when that may not be enough (when you’re ill, in the sun too long, pregnant, or have been exercising strenuously for well over an hour). Coconut water is a great alternative to energy drinks, but if you’re looking for something a little bit more flavorful try one of these. The salt will help your body retain the water it needs, and the citrus juices contain electrolytes to help regulate bodily functions. Plus, they’re a lot cheaper than their store-bought counterparts. Homemade Electrolyte Energy Drink Read More...

Water & Fiber Go Together

Consuming More Fiber Means Drinking More Water Most of us, perhaps 75% of the population, suffer from mild dehydration, which if chronic leads to poor health, aches and pains, low energy, mental fogginess, and even serious diseases of all types. Pure water helps our bodies detoxify. The water helps separate blood platelets and floods fatty tissues where toxins often accumulate. While undergoing any kind of detox protocol, drinking more pure water is necessary. Water is very important to keeping the body hydrated. Signs of dehydration are excessive thirst, fatigue, headaches, dry mouth, low urine output, muscle weakness, light-headedness and dizziness. If Read More...