Hydration

 
It’s not just exercise that is thirsty work….we lose fluids from our body on a day to day, minute to minute basis. We lose fluid, not only through sweating but also as water vapour in the air that we breathe out.  Fluid loss can be accelerated however by the harder and longer we exercise, and the hotter and more humid the environment.
 
Our body’s fluid losses can be very high and, if the fluid is not replaced quickly, dehydration will follow. This has an adverse effect on our physical performance and health. Our day to day lives will be much harder as we suffer fatigue sooner.
 
An excessive loss of fluid (dehydration) impairs performance and has an adverse effect on health. It places extra strain on the heart, lungs and circulatory system, which means the heart has to work harder to pump blood round your body. Exercise becomes much harder as volume decreases and body temperature rises.
 

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Although it is rarely considered as a substance of nutritional value, water is the one substance we take into our bodies without which we could not survive for more than a couple of days.
Water is essential to all living beings. Water is the very foundation of all life on Earth. Water is the lifeblood of our planet, the life giving fluid in all organisms, plants, animals and humans. Our very existence is intimately connected with the quality of water available to us. If our glands and organs are not nourished with good, clean water, their functions begin to deteriorate.
 
The human body requires plenty of pure water every day if it is to function efficiently. Part of this can be made up from the water contained in freshly squeezed fruit or vegetable juices, but it should not be made up from other drinks like tea or coffee because of the tannin or caffeine.
 
Water, or any drink for that matter, should not be taken with meals. In an ideal situation good amounts of water should be taken hourly. With high quality bottled water readily available on supermarket shelves this is now an easy and recommended practice. The point of doing this is that it keeps clean water passing through the kidneys so that they can flush any poisons from our bodies.
 

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The hottest new drink craze, coconut water is taking the healthy world by storm. Many celebrities have replaced many of their diet drinks with the new “natures sports drink” with a bottle or carton of coconut water.

Coconut Water Benefits
The biggest healthy claim is its rich potassium content; with any typical serving having 569 mg (almost twice as much as a banana), this mineral helps regulate blood pressure by counteracting the stimulating effects of sodium which helps prevent related issues like stroke, heart attack and oddly even hangovers.

Coconut water is the clear liquid inside young coconuts. Coconut water has long been a popular drink in the tropics, especially in Southeast Asia, Pacific Islands, Africa, and the Caribbean, where it is available fresh, canned, or bottled.

Fresh coconuts for drinking are typically harvested from the tree while they are green. A hole may be bored into the coconut to provide access to the liquid and meat. Once the coconuts are older and have turned brown, the liquid inside has matured into coconut milk – higher in calories and cholesterol.

 The health, hydration and vitality benefits of coconut water are numerous. So, whether you want to treat a fever, lower cholesterol, flush the liver, take steps to prevent strokes and heart attacks OR get rid of that hangover, (with the fastest hydrator there is), why not try coconut water. It happens to be one of the purest liquids known to man- natures drinks at its best!

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Do you feel like you’re getting old too soon? Are you gaining ugly pounds and inches and feeling tired and weak? It’s unlikely to be just age! Diet and nutrition play more important roles in ageing than the sum of the years you have put on. Juicing, for one, is an excellent way to feel young again. 

Juicing information has spread like wildfire in the last few years. One big reason is that there are some important health benefits of juicing fruits and veggies over consuming them whole. It turns out that it is much easier for your body to absorb the vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial nutrients in fruits and veggies when they are in liquid form, since their fibre and cell walls have been mechanically broken down before being introduced into your body. This saves your body much of the energy required to digest these foods and makes their nutritional value readily available to the cells of your body very quickly. The other key benefit of juicing your fruits and vegetables instead of eating them whole is that by doing so, you will probably be able to get many more servings than you are currently getting. The reason is because it’s much easier (and faster) to drink your fruits and veggies than eat a bunch of them whole.

Juicing is an easy and powerful way to take control of your health, mood, and energy levels and live a more youthful, vibrant lifestyle. What’s more, there are a limitless number of juicing recipes to choose from, and you can tailor them to your specific needs and/or tastes.

Take a little time to learn about the different benefits of various fruits and vegetables, especially if you have a particular condition or disease you would like to improve, and you can start creating your own delicious juices and getting on track to greater health almost immediately.

There’s just nothing else quite as beneficial as juicing. Fresh fruits and vegetables are the healthiest sources for all dietary requirements for humans and many other animals. There’s no overdose or side effects with consuming natural food, therefore, you have none of the associated risks with other diet plans. Best of all, adding juicing to your health regime is the easiest way to stay healthy, look good and feel great about yourself.

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