Importance of Water in the Diet

Water has always been an important part of natural therapies. From the most ancient times, water has been used both externally and internally as a way of promoting and maintaining good health. The healing properties of many natural springs and spas are legendary, and “taking the waters” is still part of the therapeutic approach in Europe’s spas.

Health experts maintain that we should be drinking 2 litres of water every day and avoiding excessive amounts of coffee, tea, and alcohol. There’s no doubt that not drinking enough liquids can be a major health hazard — but who really wants to drink eight or ten glasses of plain water every day? Thankfully, this website offers you an amazing selection of cooling drinks that not only taste delicious but also have specific therapeutic benefits. Many of them are acceptable substitutes for plain water and will make reaching your daily fluid targets a more pleasant business.

importance of water in the diet

In general terms, dehydration is seriously bad news. It can have an impact on how you look as well as how you feel. Whether it’s the drying effect of central heating or air conditioning, or just a long spell of dry weather, your body will suffer if you don’t give it enough fluid. Bearing in mind that the average office has an atmosphere drier than the Sahara Desert and that most modern homes are now hermetically sealed boxes with double glazing, thermal insulation, and draught exclusion, the risks of dehydration are dramatically greater than they were twenty or thirty years ago.

This website encourages you to drink more liquids and thus reduce the side-effects of dehydration. But it also gives recipes for drinks that are rich in nutrients and natural plant chemicals, which have specific health benefits. One of the first organs to suffer from dehydration is your skin; it soon becomes dry, flaky, irritable, itchy, and eventually begins to split and crack. It’s vital that anyone with general skin problems should moisturise from the inside, with plenty of liquids, as well as on the outside. Constipation, kidney stones, urinary infections, headaches, migraine, sinus problems, itchy eyes, and a sore, fissured tongue can all be linked to not drinking enough.

24-hour-detox-fast Within this site, you will find drinks that stimulate the body’s cleansing processes by improving the function of the kidneys, liver, and digestive system. There are cooling drinks that replace fluid lost through sweating and help lower the body’s temperature. A healthy diet contains at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day; a fresh fruit or vegetable drink counts for at least one of these, but it also provides enormous benefits, thanks to the protective plant chemicals that are only present in raw produce. Getting them from pills is not the same as consuming berries, cherries, and other dark fruits and vegetables.

Your immune system is a common casualty of twenty-first-century living. Too much stress, not enough sleep, and excessive consumption of poor nutrient-quality processed foods mean you’re much more likely to catch bugs and to be an easy target for every stray virus as you will have a weakened immune system. For this reason, I have included drinks that increase resistance and boost your natural immunity. And if you’re unlucky enough to get ill, have an accident, need surgery or live through an exhausting and debilitating period at work or home, your vitality will be in need of restoration. All the ingredients you need for recovery can be found in the section on restorative drinks.

We’re living through an epidemic of obesity. In the Slimming section, you’ll find health-giving drinks that can help you shift excess weight and keep you away from dangerous extreme dietary regimes.

Yet the magic factor we all seek to improve is vitality. Overcoming chronic fatigue and lethargy is a major quest for many people, as constant tiredness ruins career prospects, personal relationships, health, and happiness. The drinks in the Vitality section are the ideal aid to beating this problem.

 

23. April 2011 by Sue
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