Water, how beautiful it is!!!
WATER, something so simple and easy, yet some of us find it hard to gulp down one of natures best medicines. It can help you drop calories from your diet, keep you naturally hydrated and make you feel better overall. Drink water instead of soft drinks and specialty coffees loaded with sugar, any of those empty calorie drinks, even black coffee and diet soda that just aren't good for you, especially when intake is daily. How much should you have in a day? Many experts suggest 8 glasses a day. Go by how you feel, how your skin is looking, different body size requires different amounts of water intake. If you are exercising you will need more water to replace what you sweat out. If you are drinking alcohol you will need to hydrate to help avoid dehydration, resulting in headaches. Dehydration, low energy, cravings and other symptoms can be cured by just drinking water.
The late Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj is a physician that claimed regularly drinking water can treat many illnesses, "You are not sick, you are thirsty," he states in his best-selling 1992 book, Your Body's Many Cries for Water.
We all know it is hard to completely give up something we have been having for months/years, so try this........"Crowd Out" unhealthy drinks by adding more water to your day. Start by drinking a full glass of water upon waking (better than before bed to avoid waking to urinate). Keep a cup by your bathroom sink so as soon as you wake you can chug it down. During the day keep a container filled with water by your side and sip all through the day. While weening off drinks like alcohol, coffee or sodas, drink one glass of water to each glass or cup of those non-nutrient drinks. If you need to add a little something to your glass of water because you are not a plain water drinker, try a slice of lemon, lime or cucumber. I add about a 1/8th cup of R.W. Knudsen's Just Cranberry juice (no sugar or artificial sweeteners added) to my glass of water (beware of juices with sugar, natural or artificial). Is seltzer water considered as beneficial as water? There are different thoughts on this matter, for now I am focusing on less seltzer and more pure water!!