is the only drink for a wise person.
-- Henry David Thoreau
it comes time to hone in and focus on a project at work or to
study for an exam, most people reach for another shot of black
coffee to stay sharp throughout the day. As effective as this
can be, a better long-term approach is reaching for glass of
water with with some brain-boosting food to keep you sharp on
you work or studies.
might be better to trade in your coffee mug for a glass of fresh
water when you feel like your focus is slipping. One of the
most common contributors to poor focus is dehydration, even
if its mild. Caffeine stimulates our brains but actually
ends up taking more energy than what we get through that process
by stressing our adrenal glands. Instead, we need to be stimulated
from nutrient dense plant-based foods and fresh water.
combination of healthy fats, protein, and carbohydrates consumed
together is what replenishes energy levels. If you aim to get
a mix of carbs, fat, and protein at each meal and drink plenty
or water during the day, you wont have to worry about
crashing and losing focus during the day. The other key to staying
alert without caffeine is to drink 2 glasses water with Chia
seeds or fresh lemon juice every two to three hours. By doing
this, you maintain your blood sugar levels. These general guidelines,
along with incorporating some supperfoods into your diet, will
help you stay alert without caffeine or sugar drinks.
from fresh water
helps nearly every part of the human body function efficiently.
Considering that our bodies are almost two-thirds water, it
is important to understand water's role in healthy lifestyles.
The following are just some of the things water does in the
is 75% water / Moderate dehydration can cause headaches and
is required for breathing
nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body
is 92% water
oxygen for breathing
and cushions vital organs
to convert food into energy
body absorb nutrients
are 22% water
are 75% water
How much water should you drink
has heard the advice, "Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water
a day." Studies have produced varying recommendations over
the years, but in truth, your water needs depend on many factors,
including your health, how active you are and where you live.
stay adequately hydrated, multiply your body weight in pounds
by 0.55-that's about how much water you should drink in ounces
everyday. For example, a 200 lb. person needs about 110 ounces
of water daily. This is about 10 to 12 glasses of water depending
on the size of the glass.
in modern technology provide us a clear picture of body hydration
The Digiweigh Infrared Body Fat & Body Water Scale makes
it possible to read body water as a percentage of overall weight.
Total body water (TBW) is a measurement of intracellular and
extracellular fluids in all compartments of the body. Your optima
hydration level is:
Men - 60%-65%
Enjoy more vitality with daily Core Hydration.
To Hydrate with Chia Seeds
Seeds are tiny black and white seeds that used to be a staple
food in Aztec and Mayan times. They are now experiencing a resurgence
in popularity due to their wonderful health benefits. Chia seeds
are indeed a superfood. They have:
the amount of protein of any grains
the amount of antioxidants of blueberries
more calcium than milk
the amount of potassium in a banana
the iron of spinach
seeds are also loaded with Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids and
have trace amounts of boron, which is an essential mineral to
help transfer calcium to the bones.
Drink Your Chia
can add chia seeds to a glass or bottle of water and drink them.
As a matter of fact you can add them to any beverage you choose:
tea, orange juice anything. If you are adding them to a
liquid it is best to add them to the drink, stir them up and let
them sit just for a minute or two so that the seeds have the opportunity
to soak in the liquid.
can let them sit for longer. If you do they will turn into chia
gel which you can eat by the spoonful. The gel will still taste
like the drink you put them in and you can seal it in a container
and store it in the refrigerator to eat at a later time. One of
the most common ways to eat chia seeds is to soak them. They absorb
large amounts of liquid very quickly, usually within 10 minutes.
You can make basic chia gel by adding 1/3 cup of seeds to 2 cups
of water. Stir well so that there are no clumps and then leave
it in a jar with a lid and eat a spoonful whenever you want.
seeds are definitely a great addition to your hydration and diet.
With a few spoonfuls a day added to your drinks or foods you are
already eating, you will soon start to notice the great health
benefits chia seeds have to offer.
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and stroke" -- Robert Eckel, MD
a great standing posture. Practice Core Training few minutes
a day and you will enjoy a tall, lean and confident posture.
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