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WATER

Startling fact! Our bodies are made of 50-75% water and by living we dehydrate. Most mature adults lose 2.5 to 3 litres of water every day, and water loss may increase during hot weather and prolonged exercise.  Since the body can’t store water, we need fluids every day to makeup for the losses. Water loss needs to be replaced. Most foods contain water and the body can get about 20% of its water requirements from solid food. Those who know, claim we should drink between 8-10 glasses of fluids a day, depending on our weight, which is such a lot to ingest.

How to drink that amount? Well, it takes a bit of a regular plan. This is mine. Out of bed, first thing, I drink two warm glasses of water with a squeeze of lemon juice, which restores the body’s PH level and to assist the liver’s detox process. I drink another glass of water with a teaspoon of chlorophyll to eliminate toxins, to purify the blood and alkalise. After a shower, I sip two large glasses of one of my favourite smoothies: green smoothie, berry antioxidant smoothie or a fruit smoothie. I take a large flask of warm herbal tea to work to sip throughout the day. Home again, a while before dinner, I drink another two glasses of warm water. While relaxing before bedtime, I sometimes have a warm drink and always drink a glass of water just before I go to bed. Achieved. Ten plus glasses, without too much effort. Can be done, just takes a plan.