Dr. Lori is BACK AGAIN, just in time for summer, to talk about how much water you should be drinking every day!
How often have you found yourself saying “I should be drinking more water?” You are not alone! In fact, many people are mildly dehydrated and have no idea.
Today, I’d like to answer some of the most common questions that my clients have asked me about water:
How Much Water Should I Drink A Day?
Staying hydrated is key for healthy cellular function, affecting everything from your skin to how much energy you have.
When you drink plenty of healthy, clean alkaline water from a water ionizer, you’ll get to enjoy health benefits such as:
- Increased energy levels
- Decreased sugar cravings
- Improved memory
However, many people have NO IDEA how much water they are drinking because they are not keeping track and still following the longstanding advice to drink 8 glasses a day.
The new rule is that our daily water intake should be based on our weight and not any old number. Drink half your body weight in ounces daily.
- For example, if you weigh 120 lbs. drink 60 ounces of water each day.
Remember, this is the minimum amount of water that you need to drink daily. This doesn’t take the following things into account:
- Hot, humid weather
- How active you are
- What medications might be dehydrating you
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Why Should I Drink More Water?
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Water Stops Hunger
Many people are unaware that they are mildly dehydrated and turn to food because mild dehydration stimulates appetite and thirst are often disguised as hunger.
Common symptoms of hunger include:
- Empty feeling in your stomach
- Stomach gurgling or rumbling
- Dizziness, faintness or light-headedness
- Lack of concentration
Research shows that simply drinking one glass of water halts the feeling of hunger and sugar cravings while promoting weight loss.
In fact - drinking just 17 ounces of water was shown in studies to increase metabolism by 24-30% for up to 1.5 hours.
To figure out if that feeling is hunger or thirst - drink water and then wait 5 minutes.
Water Improves Energy and Mental Well-Being
If you feel cranky and tired, studies show that mild dehydration can lead to fatigue, lethargy, headaches, lack of focus and foggy thinking. The next time you feel any of the effects, drink a glass of H2O!
When cells are even mildly dehydrated, your cellular function slows down…and so does your energy output.
Your brain is powerfully influenced by how hydrated you are, and this has an overall effect on your energy, mood and brain performance.
Water is Required for Healthy Skin
When your skin is lacking hydration, it will be dry and rough. No matter the amount of moisturizer you use, your skin will be back to its dehydrated state within minutes after applying. Therefore, water is a key component of healthy skin.
Think of a sponge that is dehydrated. It is hard and rough without water. Skin is essentially the same. When we lack water, the water in the body that we do have goes to the most vital functions in the body and our skin is last on the list.
Water not only hydrates your skin, but it flushes toxins away, such as bacteria, to help keep breakouts away. Hydrated skin also prevents and minimizes existing wrinkles.
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What Is the Best Water to Drink?
The best water to drink is hydrogen-rich alkaline water made from a Tyent water ionizer.
For the past few years – I have been drinking Tyent's alkaline hydrogen water because their award-winning water ionizers have significantly helped me to optimize my health while helping me to stay fully hydrated to tackle the day ahead.
But don’t take it from me...Tyent has some awesome deals going on right now for the Fourth of July that you don't want to miss!
Give the friendly team over at Tyent a call today at to learn more about how the benefits of alkaline water can help you optimize your health and wellbeing!
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