Healthy Hydration means different things to different people. Here in the West, we all have plentiful access to ‘safe’ drinking water and yet a huge proportion of us are thought to be dehydrated, often exhibited in constant fatigue, brain fog, constipation, headaches, indigestion, muscle and joint aches and skin issues.
So in our culture, ‘healthy hydration’ is about ensuring we are consuming enough water throughout our day, in forms that actually help our bodies thrive. When you choose your drinks it is important to be aware that although they will provide water and also sometimes essential vitamins and minerals, they may also contain chemicals, sugar, alcohol, high levels of caffeine or be carbonated and these might dehydrate your body or be detrimental to your health, especially over prolonged periods.
Most people who are slightly dehydrated, become so from predominantly relying on such drinks for the bulk of their fluid intake…. or they just don’t drink enough fluids at all. But healthy hydration can come from sources other than drinking water, such as fresh juices, milk, whole-leaf and herbal teas, coconut water or eating foods that have high water content such as cucumber and water melon.
Your body is nearly 2/3 water and as with oxygen, depends on it to survive. Every cell, tissue, organ in your body needs water to work optimally. Your body uses it for every function from maintaining its temperature, transporting nutrients, stimulating metabolism, maintaining healthy skin and hair, eliminating waste products and lubricating your joints. It is thought you lose around half a litre of water from your body every day, just by breathing!
Better hydration is the second most potent way to improve your health and wellbeing, trumped only by oxygen and the quality of your breathing. With such a simple and readily available tool, most people will see a big improvement in their digestion, sleep and energy levels just by starting to drink more positively hydrating fluids.
All ATTIC Teas can offer you healthy hydration throughout your day, especially when re-using the leaves as we suggest. For more information on how to take full advantage of their amazing benefits, click here .