Hydration: What it means to your body

When our bodies are analyzed, we’re made up of about 65% water. If our bodies experience even a 1% to 2% drop in hydration, they are not able to function well. We want to support our bodies to able to function well to optimize our health.

How can we tell if we are hydrated properly? One measure of optimum hydration is the need to urinate every 2 hours while we’re awake; at a minimum, every 3 hours.

Urination is a way for our body to flush metabolites from the foods we eat. In addition, we’re also flushing hormones, electrolytes, and the breakdown of medications. Our bodily systems stay balanced by flushing these products.

We may experience these symptoms if we are dehydrated: headache and migraine; weakness, fatigue, foggy thinking, urinary tract infections, constipation, decreased immunity, sleeplessness, acid reflux, dementia, diabetes type 2, and heart disease. 

To hydrate thoroughly, drink water from a glass (avoid plastic drinking containers which may contain endocrine disrupting chemicals that are harmful for your body), eat fresh plants, drink a green smoothie daily, and get moving every day to get hydration deep into your tissues.

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