I’ve asked my friend Maiah to give us some tips on better nutrition, hence #NutritionTalkTuesday will now be featured on the blog. Each post will have a different topic to improve your nutrition knowledge.
Today’s topic is hydration💦. Did you know 75% of American adults are dehydrated yet water makes up 75% of your body composition! But how much water do you really need, this chart above is a simple way to see what your water intake goal should be. Staying hydrated takes focus, here are some benefits to motivate you •weight loss- replacing water with soft drinks or alcohol🍷 reduces calories, it’s also a great appetite suppressant. If you feel hungry drink a glass of water first, hunger can be confused with thirst.
•Maintain energy- being dehydrated zaps your energy. Even being slightly dehydrated can lead to headaches, dizziness, muscle weakness and fatigue.
•Healthy digestion- your digestion systems needs a lot of water to keep things moving. Being hydrated can cure stomach acid problems and constipation.
•Healthy kidney function- our kidneys use water to filter and flush out toxins and waste. The more hydrated you are, the better your kidneys function.
•Better exercise – being dehydrated can make your exercises harder and slow you down. Hydration during is exercise is important but the best time to drink water is 2 hours before your workout! To find out how much water you need, multiple your body weight in pounds by 2/3 or 67%.