To begin with, I know I ‘ve been MIA with my posts for a while now, but I have to tell you about my latest experiment with this naturally occuring miracle we take for granted: “Water”!
Before you say anything, I know… I know… (Nodding my head) that water can be somewhat hard to drink simply because of its ‘boring’ taste not to mention additional factors like weather (in cold climates) and the thought of frequent visits to the toilet which do not make it any more exciting to drink. Nevertheless, after considering the benefits of increasing my water intake, the pros definitely outweighed the cons and with out dilly-dallying, I decided to take up the “water challenge”!
I increased my water intake from about 1.5 liters per day (52.79 ounces) to 3 liters (105.5 ounces). Beauties! This is a must try! Water benefits the body in so many ways but without adequate intake, those benefits cannot be fully actualized!
We all know that water is good; Water cleanses, restores, and rejuvenates the body (and mind!) Not to worry, I’m not writing a lecture on the overall benefits of water today))).
But I’m guessing you are used to the everyday talk, that the standard medically recommended daily intake of water is 8 glasses (1.9 Liters). Then there’s the school of thought, suggesting that we drink according to body weight, and another, which says drinking too much water could be harmful as it flushes out necessary nutrients from the body. Well, I am 58kgs (on the average) and without any calculations I find that 3 liters/day work fine for me. I am simply of the school of thought that, “Too much of everything is bad”.
Good news is that, similar to exercise, you can increase your fluid intake through different methods to achieve the same result, for example, spicing up your diet with fruits & vegetables which contain water like celery & watermelon (not implying that you entirely substitute drinking water for this); having broth soups; incorporating cut fruits/vegetables into your water bottle to enhance the taste.
It is important to know that drinking water with naturally occurring minerals is paramount to drinking just any water.
Regulating the quantity per portion is also important, as downing a 1.5 liter bottle of water at a go, will not achieve the same results as drinking it in portions.
Be aware that toxins leach into plastic water bottles when they are exposed to heat/ direct sunlight. (No go!).
Beauties, adequate water intake will change your life! Not to mention its visible benefits on your skin! I encourage you to take the water challenge today! (You’re welcome 😉 Xxx.