Fancy a drink?
There are so many things we can do to boost our health and thus ability to function at our best. However, above all these, arguably essential to anything else we might talk about, is the source of all life…..
Water drink Water WATER! Water drink Water WATER
You get the point I’m sure 🙂
Now, I always used to go by the image that if you want to clean your insides, consider if you’d shower in it. Worked for the kids and coke pretty well.
Having studied nutrition from different sources and perspectives over the past 25 years, if I think of the number of times that the importance of being hydrated came up, well I don’t recall it being reinforced much. Probably as there’s plenty else to read about with nutrition. Perhaps we forget to reinforce it as it’s so essential, it’s assumed to be plainly obvious?
Beautifully reminded I was, in chatting with Sophie Shand of Fuller Nutrition recently. I one of those ‘so obvious I can’t believe you had to tell me’ kinda ways.
Regardless of anything else you do regarding health, if your cells are dehydrated they will not be able to process well or clean up after themselves during your repair and regenerate processes. So my new image is this…
How well does the washing up go in 2” of yesterday’s dirty water?
How’s that for a lovely image?
So what to do, you ask… Drink! But don’t just go for the pint glass and chug it down. Think of the plant on the windowsill you’ve not watered in too long. Chuck a pint in and it’ll go right through and you may just find the inconvenience of rushing to the loo puts you off the whole idea of trying to hydrate. That and having to clean up muddy water spills.
Slowly, slowly, catchy monkey
Bit by bit increase your intake. Definitely consider warm water too- sits much better inside especially in the cold weather.
Foods can also be hydrating or dehydrating in themselves. Coffee, tea, too much sugar in the diet….these things are either diuretics or deplete you of water.
Soups, veg, fruits….these things support your hydrated state. Have you heard of flax tea? check out the way to make here- super hydrating powers of the mighty flax https://thechalkboardmag.com/flax-tea-recipe-jasmine-hemsley-ayurveda
Humans are designed for survival. When we are the best versions of ourselves we do just that. In chiropractic we say ‘nature needs no help, just no interference’. Much of today’s lifestyle creates interference.
So, get stuck into restoring your food and drink intake to reinforce nature’s intended ways. My crikey is it delicious too!
Get hydrating and get ready for the next tip of how to nurture yourself- Vitamin D or breathing….we’ll see how long the vitamin D one takes, it’s been brewing a while and I’m super keen to share.