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RECOMMENDATION

Although it might seem counterintuitive, if you are feeling dehydrated, always drink room temperature water as it will rehydrate you and cool you down faster than cold water. When we drink cold water, our stomach has to heat it up before it can be absorbed and provide hydration.

Add freshly squeezed lemon to your drinking water which will further reduce acidity in your body. If you don’t like the taste, you can add a little organic stevia and try using carbonated water.

Keep a glass of water by your bedside table and try drink at least half a glass if you wake in the middle of the night.

Consume a glass of hot tea during a meal but do not drink anything before a meal as this will dilute your digestive enzymes and slow down digestion.

Why Water is good for us

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Why Water is good for us

We cannot live without water. It is the most essential nutrient our body needs to not only survive, but to thrive. When we are dehydrated, we sweat and urinate less to reserve our body’s water supply. The reason we sweat and urinate, is to remove toxins and processed nutrients from our body, however when we do not drink enough water, those toxins stay inside us and become concentrated. This puts pressure on our filtration organs, the liver and kidneys and acidity in our body is increased. Dehydration can also cause joint pain as the production of synovial fluid, which supports and lubricates joints is reduced. If you are undergoing chemotherapy, staying hydrated will help reduce the joint pain associated with the treatment and help your body recover faster.

When you wake up in the morning and go to the bathroom, you will see that your urine is typically darker in colour as your body has extracted all the nutrients and toxins from what you have consumed the prior day and excretes them. During the day, when you are well hydrated, you will see that your urine becomes paler as the toxins and processed nutrients are more diluted.

We know that cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment, so staying hydrated is very important to keep your body’s PH balance neutral and allow your organs to perform at their best. But how do we know how much water is enough?

Well a good start is multiplying your body weight in kilos (2.2lb per kilo) by 0.025. Eg. A 60kg person x 0.025 = 1.5 litres per day which is around six cups. Saying that, if you are reasonably active you would want to increase that by around 15% and then if you were living in a warm climate, you would want to then increase that number again by another 10%.

But don’t overdo it! Drinking too much water will effectively dilute your vitamins, minerals and enzymes which will have a similar effect of being dehydrated and also slow down digestion.

Water is one of the most important nutrients in detoxifying your body and preventing cancer. This liquid is a foundational component of your body’s cells, providing nourishment to your whole body. Most of your bodily functions are supported by water, like maintaining a healthy body temperature, eliminating toxins, and joint health.

Also, water keeps things moving in your digestive tract. It helps push food through and promotes healthy digestion. Water flushes toxins out of the body, prevents buildup, and therefore prevents many diseases of the colon or rectum, like colorectal cancer.

Drinking water and eating more water-heavy foods can also help promote the healthy growth, survival, and reproduction of your body’s cells. This can protect your body’s organs like the colon, bladder, and breast tissue from developing cancer.

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