Something so many of us take for granted, the ability to quench our thirst. Medically speaking water is necessary for human life yet do we ever think about being thirsty. Humans cannot go more than 72 hours without hydration. Water is the ultimate thirst quencher.
Here are some basic facts on hydration :
* By the time you feel thirsty you are already becoming dehydrated
* Drinking water helps clear toxins out of your body
* Water makes up approximated 65% of your body
* Reduces the risk of kidney stones
* Prevents bad breath
* Boosts your immune system
* Helps balance your PH
* Improves digestion
* Fosters good Cardiovascular health
* Regulates body temperature
* Prevents osteoporosis and hip fractures
* Water is the best choice when thirsty
Do you know how different drinks affect your body?
Decrease dementia, antioxidants, decreases inflammation, calories 0 depending on additions
Dehydrates cells, increases agitation, jitters elevated heart rate, insomnia
|Soda||Convenience, taste, cheap||
Approx 150 calories per 8 ounces of sweetened varieties, artificial dyes and chemical additives
Vary by type and purity, Black tea – Anti oxidants, less caffeine than coffee, calories – 0, Green tea – boosts metabolism, burns fat, rich in anti-oxidants
Caffeine dependent on how long the tea steeps, see coffee for possible side effects, Green tea – need 3-5 cups a day to achieve positive effects
|Juice||Pure juice provides nutrients usually vitamin C, support a healthy metabolism, calories vary by type||
Natural sugar content some interact with medications. Some only contain a small % of actual juice, read the labels
Replace electrolytes, boost energy
Artificial chemicals, colors, flavorings and caffeine
Source of protein, calcium and vitamin D with approx.
80 calories per 8 ozs
Needs refrigeration, contains fat, possibly hormones and other chemicals, may not be tolerated by everyone
100% natural, 0 calories, easily accessible.