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Are You Drinking Enough Water?

The importance of hydration I can not over stress. It plays a role in so many processes of the body, from detoxification to metabolism. It is vital! It is second in importance to the air we breathe, your body needs water.

In research it states that without water we would actually be poisoned to death by our own waste. If there isn’t enough water our kidneys can not remove uric acid and urea. The waste will build up and create kidney stones. Water carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells. It helps cool the body through perspiration. Water lubricates your joints. It also is important for the chemical reactions in our digestive system. You actually need water to breathe. The lungs need to be moist in order to take in oxygen and to expel carbon dioxide. When you do not drink enough water the body may retain water to compensate. In order to help the body get rid of fluid retention you need to drink more water, not less.

If you do not drink water or enough water it will affect or impair every aspect of your body. “Drinking half your body weight in ounces of water helps your kidneys and liver. When our kidneys are dehydrated, the liver stops doing its main jobs and helps out the kidneys instead. When you are well hydrated, your liver can focus on burning fat. Be nice to your liver!” Maria Emmerich, Nutritional Consultant, and Best Selling Author

It is important to drink water that is free from fluoride and chloride. The water you drink needs to be clean filtered, not tap water. “Since sodium plays a key role in fluid absorption, it’s a good idea to add a pinch of salt to every cup of water you drink and to sip your fluids gradually over an extended time period. If you indiscriminately chug plain water in the name of hydration, you may just excrete a lot of it.” Mark Sisson, Health Coach and Best Selling Author. Adding a pinch of healthy salt, like Redmond Real Salt adds in trace minerals and natural sodium. Which will help hydrate your body quicker. Our bodies need natural sodium. Our bodies do not need the synthetic sodium that is in processed foods and Iodized table salt. Synthetic sodium is what causes high blood pressure and water retention. Iodized table salt is a bleached out synthetic product that our body can not utilize.

Start by paying attention to how much water you drink every day. Then increase that amount gradually every day until you are able to drink half of your body weight in ounces. It is one of the cheapest things you can do to improve your health dramatically.

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