What is hydration? It is the restoration or maintenance of fluid balance with water. Jane E. Brody once said, ” “Cold water is the fastest and safest way to hydrate an ordinary athlete.” Hydrating with water is the most important factor when participating in any sport!
The culprits to proper hydration are coffee, soda, fructose-filled fruit juices that we drink every day, instead of water. Sodas and coffee have no health benefits at all. Caffeinated beverages have a diuretic effect, that causes the body to excrete more fluid, increasing dehydration.
We are made up of 70% water, and can not operate at peak levels when we do not drink enough healthy pH balanced water each day. The brain, our muscles, lungs need constant hydration, to function properly and think clearly.
The Results of Long-Term Dehydration
Chronic dehydration, causes the body to hold onto waste and our system becomes sluggish, weak and toxic. Dehydration can also lead to constipation, fatigue and the prevention us from getting the full benefits of the food we eat. Over time the body systems can begin to break down, resulting in illness. or disease. One of the keys to making sure we and our families are healthy is to make sure we stay hydrated.
Alkaline water, is an excellent source of hydration, as well as oxidation because these water molecules are about a third the size of regular water, (micro-clustered) causing the body to quickly absorb water into our cells. pH or alkaline water also accelerates detoxification and improves digestion and elimination. The main thing is to incorporate lots of water into your day, and if possible drink pH water for better health and vitality!
Are you Chronically Dehydrated?
Most people do not realize they are suffering from chronic dehydration. We are drinking all the time. We are drinking soda, tea, coffee, juices smoothies, but how much water do we actually drink every day. The recommended amount of water intake, is 6 – 8 glasses of water, but how much room to we have for water, if we are drinking everything else but water?
Many people have come to the realization that the municipal water source, is not only contaminated, but filled with chemicals like lye, prescription drugs, cyanide, phosphorus and other things they rather not drink, and have switched to drinking bottled water.
In 2007, some of the major bottle waters, that produce Aquafina and Disani were exposed and to out dismay, discovered we were drinking ‘tap’ water So now what do you d when you can’t trust Pepsi or Coke?
My First Drink of Alkaline Water
I met a someone willing to share the water with me at no cost. When I began to drink the water, it was, as though I was drinking water for the first time! The water had not odor, such as chlorine or other odors you may smell when drinking tap water.
The water had no taste at all. I immediately knew that this was how water was intended to taste and smell. It was so refreshing. I wanted more and more and more. Within twenty minutes, I noticed that my skin was moist and hydrated, like never before. Once I began to drink alkaline water, I found it difficult to return to bottled water.
What does Alkaline Water do?
Oxidation is what turns an apple or potato brown. From the moment, you cut into it, it begins to get old and break down. Oxidation is also what causes us to age, and become sick. You can go to any health-food store and see supplements that contain antioxidants.
Now you can even a supermarket, for that matter, and see labels that read, “antioxidants added.” Why, because it has been proven that antioxidants help to improve your health and appearance. If you want to combat free-radical damage to your body antioxidants in alkaline water will help.