Water the Elixir of Life

We’re made up of over 70% water, so staying well hydrated is crucial for your overall health.

The only thing that really trumps water is air, so it’s safe to say we can’t underestimate the importance of hydration.

One of the main cause of disease is chronic dehydration, along with inflammation and acidosis. Many people are drinking well below their required quota to stave off dehydration. Not all water is equal. Tap water is full of added chemicals and heavy metals from the pipes. Bottled water is not much better with plastic particles leaching into the water, not to mention the environmental disaster of plastics.

Having some guidelines around the quality and quantity of water you consume will help set you up for a healthier lifestyle. Invest in a good quality water filtration system at home and enjoy the benefits of quality water.

How Much Water Should I Drink Everyday?

Drink half your body weight in ounces for day to day maintenance and then increase to factor in exercise, perspiration and any caffeinated drinks which dehydrate you. Here’s a guide for you to work with:

50 kgs - 2.5 litres water intake per day.

60 kgs - 3 ltrs

70 - 3.25 ltrs

80 - 3.75 ltrs

90 - 4 ltrs

100 - 4.75 ltrs

110 - 5.25 ltrs

Hot Tip: Drink water before you get thirsty. Thirst is a sign that your body is already dehydrated. Therefore, to avoid arriving at this point, remember to sip water throughout the day.

Follow these tips for optimal water intake times:

After waking up to activate your internal body organs;

Before taking a bath to lower blood pressure;

Thirty minutes before eating to help in digestion and about an hour later to give the body time to absorb the food's nutrients. Drinking whilst eating dilutes your digestive enzymes and can affect your digestion.

Before going to sleep at night to account for any fluid loss whilst sleeping.

With these good hydration habits, you’ll have elevated energy, digestion in check, metabolism powering away and skin glowing.

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