Sunday, July 12, 2015

I need a drink!


Of water that is.
Did you know our bodies are approximately 60-70% water.
And our brains are 80-90% water.  That is why it is so important to 
stay hydrated.  During this time of the year we lose 10-15 cups of water daily,
through sweating, urinating,and even breathing. How much do we need to drink
to replace and replenish that what we lost?
It is a good rule of thumb to at least drink half of your bodies weight in water.
(ex. 130 lbs= 65 oz. water)
This alone would not match what you lose during any exertion or exercise.
By eating a lot of fruits and vegetables that are have a high water content.
Watermelon, cucumbers and iceberg lettuce are all 90-95% water! Eat your Water.
I work outside 10-12 hours a day. And in the summer heat, I consume a lot of water.

I don't consume any sports drinks because of all the added sugar and food coloring, etc.
Gatorade is just not like it was in the 70's.
Here is a recipe for my own alkaline-hydrating/electrolyte replenishing drink:

4 cups warm filtered water.
Juice of 1-2 lemons or limes.(oranges work great also)
2 tsp honey or agave.
1/4-1/2 tsp Pink Himalayan salt.
Mix well
That's it!
I put them in a mason jar or BPA free plastic bottle and keep them in my cooler.
It's amazing how refreshed and energized you feel instead of plain water.
Here's a few links to more information:

Here's 2 great podcasts from Rich Roll:

Have a great week.

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