Did you know that the air we exhale has nearly 100% relative humidity? The essential processes of life, like breath and metabolism, use up water in our bodies. That’s why its so important to drink plenty of water through out the day and especially to rehydrate in the morning!
Make it a goal to drink at least 1 cup (8 oz) of water first thing in the morning before you eat or drink anything else. This helps to rehydrate you after a long night breath and digestion. If you’d like to jump start your metabolism try adding lemon and cayenne to your next glass.
In general, it is recommended to drink at least 8 cups of liquids per day. I know…that seems like a lot of water! BUT is doesn’t have to be just water! Try adding lemon, lime or orange to your water. Iced and hot herbal teas are delicious and add the benefit of minerals and antioxidants. Fresh and natural juices count too! Fluids like sugary juices, soda pop, coffee, and black teas tend to counteract hydration because of the diuretic effects of the caffeine.
Consider this: even slight but chronic, dehydration can lead to digestive issues! Without sufficient water, the stomach cant make the proper amount of digestive juices which can lead to symptoms like indigestion and bloating or lead to disorders like IBS.
On the plus side, staying hydrated will help keep the joints lubricated, support weight loss and keep the skin supple and avoid burning!
So, cheers to your favorite cup! or in Mexico…Salud!