The Importance of Hydration.
If you are like most people, you don’t drink enough water on a daily basis. Researchers today believe that it is essential to drink at least 6 to 8 glasses (2 to 2.5.litres) of water per day if you are going to perform at your best. Unfortunately most people don’t follow this simple guideline for good health. The result is that over 90 percent of the public are unable to digest their foods efficiently; they retain too much fat and expose themselves to years of accumulated toxins.
Many experts now agree that a major contributor to illness is inadequate hydration of the body along with poor waste elimination. Increasing your hydration level has been shown to increase your body’s ability to transport vital nutrients to cells and to flush unwanted waste out of the system. This combined effect may be the single most important thing you can do to improve the efficiency of your body, feel better and get you on a long term path to optimum health.
Learning How to Drink Again
Whether you are seeking to improve your general health, increase energy, lose weight or eliminate a specific disorder, you will need to hydrate your body properly in order to get the best results in the shortest time. For optimum results, create patterns around drinking water i.e. carry a water bottle with you whenever you go out, drink a large glass of water on rising, or after you have been for a morning walk, keep a water bottle on your desk while you are at work. Drink A MINIMUM of 1 to 1 1/2) glasses of water (filtered if possible) (30) minutes before each meal: at least two glasses between each meal, but at least 30 minutes after the last meal; and one or two glasses two hours after dinner. Do not drink water with a meal except for the following:
When you have a heavy meal, drink another glass with that meal. Do not drink coffee or tea. When you cook your meals, be certain to first wash your fruits and vegetables with filtered water and then cook with filtered water when water is required.
NOTE: If you are not accustomed to drinking this much water, it will take several weeks for your body to adjust to the extra volume of liquid.
First you will probably find that you urinate a lot more. This will decrease in a few weeks. This is a result of your body adjusting to more water than you may have ever drunk before.
Second you will probably have more bowel movements per day. This is a positive sign indicating that you have begun to purge your body of unwanted waste and toxins. This improved waste elimination will continue as long as you drink 8 to 10 glasses of water per day. Be certain to listen to your body. Believe it or not when you begin more water in the prescribed quantities, you may actually find yourself feeling thirsty. If you do, drink additional water until the thirst dissipates. Your body is adjusting to what it naturally prefers. As this happens you may also experience a subtle increase in energy as well as mental alertness.