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"HYDRATING" our body . . . an easy solution!

So we spoke a few days ago about keeping the body "hydrated" to help relieve stress. Well today we're going to talk about how to accomplish that mission.

As I stated . . . the average body needs between a half an ounce to an ounce of water per your body weight, per day to maintain a "hydrated" body. But sometimes that's a difficult task to accomplish and there's actually a reason why. So how do we stay "Hydrated" without drowning ourselves?

Well . . . first, we need to know it's important for your body to have plenty of fluids each day. Water helps you digest your food, absorb nutrients from food, and then get rid of the unused waste. Water is found in foods - both solids and liquids, as well as in its natural state. Meaning there is also water in the fruits and vegetables we eat.

But unfortunately, "Hydration" is not as simple as just drinking a ton of water. It's possible to "still" be "dehydrated" after drinking your required amount of water per day.

When the body is "Dehydrated" (and most of us don't even know we are), it goes into a survival mode, meaning the body adjusts to not consuming enough water. "Dehydration" becomes the body's new normal.

So if you drink large quantities of water to solve this problem . . . the body can't absorb it correctly and you end up peeing it out. To "Rehydrate" the body you have to slowly introduce water back into your system.

Now "Dehydration" can have other causes other than just "not" drinking enough water. Such as: illness, profuse sweating, too much urine output, vomiting, diarrhea, diabetes and high blood sugar.

The kidneys play a major role in balancing our body pH (remember we spoke of pH balance and acidity in a previous Health Tip), and "Dehydration" drastically slows down this process. The water's "quality" matters in terms of how well our body can "Hydrate" itself from the water we drink.

So how can we tell "if" or "how" dehydrated we really are? Well . . . When you're staying "Hydrated", your urine will be a light yellow . . . close to clear color. But if you're getting "Dehydrated", you'll notice that your urine is becoming a "Deep Amber" or even a "Light Brown". This means it's time to step up your game and drink more water!

Okay . . . so now we know why we need water, but what kind is the best to "Hydrate" our body correctly?