I personally love drinking water especially while being pregnant. I remember at my 8 week O.B appointment the nurse was asking me if I drink water. When I told her yes, that is always my drink of choice she seemed kind of surprised. She said that most women don’t like to drink water and they force themselves to drink it while pregnant. I am thankful that my mom had us drink water even since we were little because there are so many amazing health benefits!
So I am going to start by saying, drink water! I know this might sound dumb to some of you but it is so important for our bodies!
But you need to ask yourself:
“How much water did I drink so far today?”
“Do I measure how much I drink daily?”
What did you answer? Was it good or bad?
Go grab a glass of water and come back to finish reading this!
Ok, now ask yourself this:
“Do I feel hungry?”
“Do I have lots of energy?”
“Am I fatigued?”
“Do I have a headache?”
“Do I have a dry mouth?”
“How many times do I go to the bathroom each day?”
“Do I have dry skin?”
“Do I get dizzy?”
If you answered YES to some of those questions, you may be dehydrated!
Did you know that if you are thirsty today, it is because you didn’t drink enough water yesterday? Are you drinking your water yet, lol?
Here are 8 important things water can do to help your body:
1. Naturally prevents headaches!
Going without water for too long causes headaches for most people and can also be a migraine trigger. A great way to prevent headaches is to stay hydrated throughout the day. And if you’ve already been hit with a dehydration-triggered headache, you’ll need significantly more water to help it go away.
2. Keep things flowing and detoxifies!
Nobody wants to deal with digestion issues. Fortunately, drinking enough water adds fluids to the colon which helps make things move smoothly. I think this is huge plus, I love to detox! If you are looking for a little bit more movement, try Herblax! It is amazing!
3. Fatigue fighter!
Next time you’re feeling zonked, try drinking a couple glasses of water. About 60 percent of the human body is made of water, and keeping our fluids balanced. That means that all that water is doing its job: transporting nutrients, aiding digestion, regulating temperature and helping keep you energized. Move over coffee, water can help fight those tired eyes too. One of the most common symptoms of dehydration is tiredness. As far as energy, try drinking an Energizing Tea instead of coffee!
4. Helps keep your skin clear.
Certain toxins in the body can cause the skin to inflame, which results in clogged pores and acne. Water will help flush out these toxins and can reduce the risk of pimples. But always make sure that you are using a Skin Care Line that gives you all the nutrients that your skin needs!
5. Water can help with Weight loss.
Anyone looking to lose weight can benefit by upping their water intake. Extra water helps us eat less by making us feel full, and it may also boost metabolism. (6-8 glasses a day is recommend but a rough rule of thumb is to drink 1/2 ounce of water for every pound per day.) Most people mistake thirst for hunger. Try this, next time you feel fatigued or sluggish, drink water, it may be just what you need to perk up and fill your tummy! You can read my whole weight loss story here!
6. Improves mood.
Drinking water makes us feel so refreshed that it actually can improve our state of mind. You don’t even have to be severely in need of improvement to benefit: Even mild dehydration has been shown to negatively impact moods. But if you really need an extra pick me up, Mood Lift is a great additive to keep you smiling all day long!
7. Bubbly water makes cocktails healthier.
Fizzy water is a staple for healthier versions of favorite boozy beverages. Using seltzer water and fresh fruit instead of sugary mixers makes for a delicious and better-for-you drink (that can also help prevent dehydration so less chance of a hangover!)
8. Hangover helper.
If booze has got the best of you, help a hangover with a glass of water to hydrate the body and stop that pounding headache. (For extra hydration add Performance with live electrolytes)
So, How much water should you drink each day?
6-8 glasses a day is recommend but a rough rule of thumb is to drink 1/2 ounce of water for every pound per day. You will need a little extra if you workout, if you are pregnant or a child.
If you are trying to lose weight, drink a glass of water immediately right when you wake up. (I keep one on my nightstand.) This will help flush toxins and jump start your metabolism each morning!
What kind of water should you be drinking?
Well, we love our Water Filter because it will remove the bad stuff including lead (the only one on the market) and it will save a lot of plastic bottles by not buying the individual water bottles.
So, what do you think? Can we all make sure that we drink enough water today?
If you really can’t handle drinking water by itself, you can always infuse your water with fresh fruits and veggies to change the taste!
Now, go drink your water to better health today!!