Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Importance of Water in our Daily Lives

Today I thought I'd address the need for water in our daily lives. It's summer time and naturally we intake more to cool ourselves along with keeping us hydrated. But there are so many more reasons to drink more than a few 8 ounce glasses of water throughout the day.
Water helps to keep us feeling full which helps with each of us to intake less food, but also helps with the digestion process. I have underactive thyroid (hypothroid) and without drinking enough water life can be a bit uncomfortable. This is especially important when eating more carbs as they generally bind us up and increasing water intake helps to move it through the system more easily.
Also, I've had two doctors that told me that drinking an 8 ounce glass of water first thing in the morning helps with my waking up (cognitive progress). Sometimes I need a nice cool glass of water to speed up that effect!
Those of you with allergies will see a decrease in symptoms when drinking more water. When we are dehydrated our bodies produce histamines to fight allergies resulting in runny noses, watery eyes, etc. By drinking more water our body stays hydrated and lessens greatly the results of producing histamines. My own symptoms have decreased immensely from increasing my water consumption. One thing to remember is sometimes we think we are hungry but it's actually the body telling us it needs water, so have a big glass of water first.
Water is great for voiding out the toxins in our bodies,our kidneys process 200 quarts of blood daily and sifts out the toxins to be voided out in our urine. I don't even want to think about what would happen if we did not drink enough water to help the kidneys out! Not a pretty picture at all!
If you are experiencing muscle cramps or joint problems it a good time to drink more water to keep hydrated as that is another symptom the body expresses. Also may want to add a few Magnesiums to your glass of water as Magnesium is great for relieving cramps.
For more symptoms your body expresses when it does not have enough please check out my books. "Vitamins, Minerals, and More!" Food Groups, Functions of the Body, and Deficiencies(Symptoms) availabe in book, ebook, and App at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, Google, and Apple.
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Monday, May 25, 2015

The Importance of Vitamins

Vitamins: What They Do
Vitamins have specific role to play in the natural wear and tear of the body. There are many vitamin benefits that have a major impact on our overall health.
Vitamins are divided into two types: fat soluble and water soluble. Fat soluble vitamins (vitamin A, D, E and K) are stored in the fat tissues and liver. They can remain in the body up to six months. When the body requires these, they are transported to the area of requirement within the body with help of special carriers. Water soluble vitamins (B-vitamins and vitamin C) are not stored in the body like the fat soluble ones. They travel in the blood stream and need to be replenished everyday. Please click onto the link for the whole write up.…/vitamin-list For a detailed list of foods, what they do for your body, and deficiencies than please get my book Vitamins, Minerals, and More! at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles in book/ebook, Apple App, Amazon App, and Google App