t's Summertime and it's Hot!
What is the best way to keep us hydrated so we don't become sleepy, constipated, dehydrated and headachy?
Drinking water is going to help us, for sure. Daily drinking 1/2 of our body weight in ounces is suggested, but the BEST waters for keeping us healthy, especially during summertime, come from the kinds of foods we eat, did you know that?
The body robs the water from our system in order to process and digest the 'dry' foods we consistently eat. And most of us are totally unaware of what we're doing!
This is one of the major reasons why so many of us are chronically constipated.
WATER-RICH foods are foods that are mostly water. What would those be, for example?
ALL fruits are water rich
ALL vegetables and greens are water rich, but let me share the top 10 which are water rich. Then I'll share the top 10 which are the worst foods that are historic for dehydrating our bodies.
top 10 best:
8. Peaches / Nectarines
Top Worst Water-NOT rich foods:
3. High Protein foods
4. Chips, Crackers, Cookies, Cakes, Donuts, etc.,.
5. Sugar drinks
7. Spaghetti and similar
8. Salty Foods
9. ALL process foods
10.All friend foods
The key to truly understand this is to realize that the foods richest in water are the ones that are nature based. Interestingly, Avocados and Bananas can retain water in our bodies, but it releases the water into the body when needed. I found that fascinating!
Because it gets so hot (especially here in Phoenix, Arizona) we need to think first before we choose what to eat. Salads, Juices, Smoothies, fruits, and most veggies can keep us eliminating easily as well as keeping our skin soft and supple and mostly, it will keep our bodies healthy so it doesn't have to rob the water from our intestines, organs and other places in our bodies in order to digest and process the dry foods we are eating.
And if we consistently eat this way, we won't have to drink 1/2 of our body weight in ounces. Cutting this in half is what I do.
Sending lots of LOVE!