There is not one thing that happens in your body that does not depend on proper hydration.
Do you drink enough pure water a day?
Do you think a sports drink is hydrating or chocolate milk?
Did you know you should drink lots of water at least 1/2 your body weight in ounces?
When you wake in the morning drink fresh lemon water, lemons help to alkaline the body & disease is less able to develop in an alkaline environment. On an empty stomach it helps flush the liver & gallbladder (releasing bile- the body’s natural laxative).
Water, Salt & Potassium together help regulate the water content of the body. Salt helps prevent muscle cramping. ~ for every 10 glasses for water you should have 1/2 tbs per day ~ Unless you have you have high blood pressure.
Not sweating enough in class is a “watch out” as it could be a sign of dehydration.
Eat more real, fresh vegetables and fruit. They are high in water content. Juice fresh veggies & fruit for an extra hydration drink! Stay away from processed crap "foods", which are designed for shelf life they have very little to no moisture content.
Coconut Water - Rehydrate and replenish with nature’s sports drink and best electrolyte. With more potassium than a banana, low acidity, no fat, no sugar added and no cholesterol you are going to want to chug a lot of this water … and often! Coconut water is especially good for dehydration. When we exercise we end up using our electrolytes and water, and drinking coconut water is a perfect way to replenish yourself to optimal functioning.
Cola will not hydrate you, it is full of food colouring, sugar & high fructose corn syrup...Nothing from a lab will replace what mother nature made.
Drinking energy drinks can lead to dehydration, which is the opposite of what you think would happen. Energy drinks contain fairly high levels of caffeine, which is a known diuretic, and can lead to the body losing crucial amounts of liquid. During sports, a lot of fluid is lost through sweat, and the fluids lost need to be replaced quickly for an athlete to stay hydrated. When an athlete consumes an energy drink before or during a sport, they are essentially pulling the liquid out of the body, which means that they will likely become dehydrated once they begins to sweat. The high levels of sugar in the energy drinks can also lead to dehydration, because the balance in the body of salt and water becomes out of whack.
If you are thirsty you are already DEHYDRATED!
Water is the most important nutrient in the body, it is about 60%-75% of our body composition.
Drink water the next time you’re craving a snack. Often we mistake food cravings for dehydration. Next time you’re craving that candy bar or french fries, have a glass of water and wait 10 minutes to see if the craving goes away.