Water & Fiber Go Together
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 the body is dehydrated it will stop burning fat for energy.
If you increase your daily intake of fiber without adding water, you can experience constipation, cramping, clogging and even blockages in your intestinal tract. Drink at least 8, eight-ounce cups of purified water a day, and increase the amount if you experience any kind of constipation or intestinal cramping.
Remember that consuming more fiber means drinking more water. Because fiber absorbs water like a sponge, if you don’t drink enough, you may have some intestinal distress. A lack of water can result in bowel movements that are difficult to pass. Stool that is high in fiber and low in water can become hard and dry, defeating fiber’s primary purpose. Increasing your fiber intake will increase your thirst. Listen to your thirst receptors and drink, drink, drink.