It seems like the warm summer days in London have not yet passed. It’s great to catch those last summer rays and get that healthy looking glow. How to keep that glowing skin? HYDRATE! Everyone knows how important it is to keep hydrated, still 90% of all people are slightly dehydrated throughout the day.
Drinking water makes your body happy! It helps carry around healthy nutrients and promotes organ function. At the same time, it flushes out the ugly toxins. This lowers your risk of cancer, improves digestion, softens your skin texture and slows your natural aging process!
So what happens when your body starts to dehydrate?
Your body will give you immediate signs such as a dry mouth, headache, fatigue, dizziness and even disorientation. Another big sign is hunger cravings! It is hard for our body to tell the difference between hunger and thirst. So next time you have odd cravings, drink a large glass of water and see how you feel. Still hungry? Then make yourself a nourishing dish!
How much water is needed?
Just like anything else, it varies for each person and their lifestyle. Just keep a look out for the signs of dehydration and intuitively feel how much water you need to stay fit and healthy! When you have a active day, do intense sports or it’s thirty degrees outside, then you will naturally know to drink a little extra.
When to hydrate?
The best thing is to prevent dehydration. After you wake up your body is already dehydrated from your night’s sleep. That is why I drink 750ml of water every morning, squeezing in some fresh lime to alkalize my body and have it going for the day.
Do you find yourself wobbling towards the bathroom during the night? Try drinking more water in the earlier hours of the day and less in the evening. Last thing you want is to disturb your precious sleep as it restores your entire body, ready to take on another full day!
Finally, watch out for caffeinated drinks such as your daily coffee and teas. Although containing water, these drinks dehydrate your body. So next time, hydrate before you caffeinate! At Farm Girl we find health important and that’s why we serve water with fresh cucumber on every table, grab as much as you like!