The human body is predominantly water and it’s been proven that hydration is one of the key factors for longevity and health.
So, do you want to re-hydrate and create optimal health?
The following 5 steps are great ways to start:
1. Stop consuming foods which dehydrate you
Foods that have been processed, denatured, and lack true nutrition (not added along with preservatives and sugars) are highly acidic to the body and in return create water retention to thin out toxicity, and then eventual dehydration as the body strives hard to flush out the waste. Acidic animal foods and refined junk foods only inhibit the natural regeneration that can occur when one lives healthfully.
2. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables
Optimal nutrition from fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, legumes, sprouted grains, and seaweeds ensures an alkaline pH balance in the body and in effect, an oxygenated, hydrated system. Fresh, live foods come with a list of health benefits: inhibiting oxidation, balancing blood sugar, and protecting the regeneration of cell structure.
3. Drink plenty of water
Drink purified, alkaline water. However, eating water-dense fruits and vegetables can significantly decrease this need.
4. Rest! Sleep helps your body repair
If you get enough sleep (7-8 hours minimum) you are doing a large service to your entire system by allowing regeneration on a cellular level, and in return a less-stressed and more alkaline body. Ensure that you can get enough sleep by not eating 2-3 hours before bed, switching off all electronics in your room (as well as not watching TV right before), and mentally ‘letting go’ of all the tasks that may run rampant through your mind. Eating healthy has also been proven to promote better sleep!
5. Stop Smoking
It’s been proven repeatedly that smoking not only largely increases the risk for atherosclerosis (heart disease), lung cancer, and Diabetes, but creates vitamin deficiency (A especially) in the body and devastatingly dehydrates the human system.