hydrate! the importance of drinking water

Water is taken into the body through fluids and foods and excreted through skin, lungs, urine and a small amount in the feces.  Water makes up 60% of the body weight of an average adult and is vital for all biological functions, including digestion, nutrient absorption, elimination of toxins and waste, blood volume, renal function, temperature and maintenance. 

A lack of water may result in fatigue, loss of energy, headaches, dry skin and poor digestion.

Your immunity is linked to hydration as the blood and lymphatic systems need a continuous supply to avoid a sluggish, congested system.

Hydration tips:

  • How much you need to drink is determined by your health, where you live and how much you exercise.   
  • Filter your water to remove contaminates.
  • Avoid / reduce caffeine and alcohol as they dehydrate the body.
  • Avoid drinking water with your meals, as it dilutes the digestive enzymes.
  • Increase fruits and vegetables to hydrate through your diet.   

Take a sip today and feel better, energised and hydrated.

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