Don’t forget to drink plenty of water

September 17th, 20122:57 pm @


The importance of water when you detox

Did you know the human body is about 70% water?

When we detox, our body eliminates most of the toxins via our urine or sweat.  The liver decomposes the toxins in the body and then passes them through the blood to the kidneys or the pores of the skin allowing us to excrete them.  Think of water like a solvent for toxins.

During a detox it is essential to drink water to purify the body.  If you are tired, irritable, lack focus, suffer from headaches or body aches and skin out breaks the chances are you have not had enough water.

Many people do not drink enough water or find it difficult to remember to drink enough water throughout their day.  Drinking water is a habit we need to foster to keep us hydrated, stop us from aging and heal our bodies.  It also prevents over-eating and obesity, (obese people generally only have a water ratio of around 45%).

It is recommended that you drink 8 to 10 glasses of purified water per day.  If you do not drink enough water, increase the amount by a glass or two a day over the next couple of weeks.  Your body will start to crave it after a few days.

Ways to drink more water in your day include:

-Make water part of your morning ritual – drink 3 glasses before your leave the house.

-Start your day with a glass of hot water and lemon it will aid digestion and is good for purifying the body

-Monitor your water intake – fill a container for each day’s intake

-Keep a bottle or glass of water by you throughout your day

-Drink herbal teas

-Flavour water with lemons, limes, strawberries, mint or ginger

-Eat watermelon – watermelon is 92% water

-Soup broths count as part of your water intake