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What does it mean to hydrate?
Ever felt so thirsty that when you drank some water it was best thing you ever had to drink in your life? You just couldn’t get enough water.
Well this was likely due to you experiencing dehydration, which means that your body is in a state of not having enough water for it to function optimally. Signs that you are dehydrated include muscle cramps, confusion, rapid pulse, and headaches.
In order to get your body back into its normal state, you had to go through the process of replacing the missing water or hydration. One way to know that you are no longer dehydrated, is that the signs of dehydration will disappear rather promptly.
The following is the “right” way to hydrate during the 21-Day Cleanse, 30-Day Maintain as well as the 90-Day Balance! However, if you spend much time online looking into it, finding the answer can get confusing – fast.
Methods of hydration
Hydration can be accomplished through a few different ways. One way is the way we were just discussing, which is simply drinking water. Another way is eating ice chips. The ice chips will melt thereby supplying the body with water.
Consumable other liquids provide water to help with hydration too. These would include drinks like coffee, tea, lemonade, soda, etc. Even the foods that we eat contain some amount of water. Some foods contain more water than others. Foods such as lettuce, some vegetables, and most fruits are mostly composed of water, so eating is another way.
Sometimes we become so dehydrated that we must seek medical care, and they may choose to use different means. The most common method used in the medical facility for hydrating people is administering fluids through an IV or intravenous line.
This supplies water directly into the bloodstream through a vein, which hydrates the body even faster than drinking the water. Another method used in medical facilities is to inject fluids directly into the tissues of the body for it to be absorbed. This is the slowest process of hydration.
How much water is enough?
Contrary to popular belief, there isn’t a set amount of water that everybody should drink in a given period of time. The amount that it takes to hydrate one person is different from the amount that it would take to hydrate another person.
Factors that determine how much water we should drink include body composition, activity level, and the amount of water lost through sweating and breathing.
9 Reasons to Drink Lemon Water in the Morning
Did you know that lemons have more potassium than apples or grapes? This interesting fact is just one of the many reasons why drinking lemon juice every morning can impact your health.
Starting your day with lemon juice is an excellent way to boost vitality, increase energy and cleanse out your system. The first thing you put in your body each day can have a big impact on your productivity and mood.
That’s why it’s recommended to start the day with a warm jar of lemon water. You can use anywhere from one half to a whole lemon each morning.
1. Boosts Your Immune System
Since lemon juice is filled with vitamin C, it provides a natural and powerful source of immune health. When you are tired, stressed or overworked Vitamin C levels are the first to go down.
2. Supports Digestion
In addition to supporting health digestion, lemon juice helps rid the intestinal tract of toxins. Lemons are filled with vitamins and minerals which help to alleviate things like heartburn and bloating.
3. Cleans Out Your System
Lemon juice is packed with powerful vitamins and minerals that flush harmful toxins from your system.
4. Decreases Inflammation
Much disease stems from inflammation and drinking lemon juice frequently helps reduce the acidity in your body and thus decreasing inflammation.
5. Helps Improve Weight Loss
Lemon juice contains a lot of pectin fiber which helps fight hunger cravings.
6. Clears Up Your Skin
Because lemon juice is high in antioxidants the Vitamin C helps to decrease blemishes and wrinkles. The overall detoxifying nature of lemons also contributes to clear skin.
7. Helps Fight Infections
A glass of warm lemon water is the perfect to help fight off infections. Not only does it boost your immune system it helps to prevent things like sore throats brought on by viral infections.
8. Gives You an Energy Boost
As lemon juice improves digestion it provides your body with an energy boost when it enters your digestive tract.
9. Excellent Source of Potassium
Potassium is important for brain, nerve and heart health and lemon juice is filled with it.
Add lemon water to your daily routine to start the day with a detoxifying and refreshing warm drink. You won’t regret incorporating this powerful anti-inflammatory beverage into your life. Trust us.