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H20 and You

Exploring Our Relationship To Water

Our bodies need certain nutrients to perform basic functions. Nutritious foods that are full of vitamins, minerals, Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, protein, and fiber are age embracing foods that promote overall health and add to the beauty of our inner & outer Goddess.

But there is one often overlooked energy source.


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Drinking water or rather drinking enough water and staying hydrated is the most often discounted first rule of health and nutrition. Our bodies can last three weeks without food but will typically last only three to four days without water.

Wow. If that doesn’t put it in perspective, think about it this way. Our bodies are made up of about 70% water. When we’re deprived of H20 it affects us physically, mentally and emotionally.

So how much water should you drink a day?  Doctors, researchers and different studies have produced varying results over the years but ultimately it comes down to this: Your individual water needs depend on you. How active you are and the climate you live in are the two key factors that will help estimate if you can get by on eight glasses of water per day as your mother probably told you, or if you need to drink more, or less. Tap into your awareness and keep a water bottle handy.

Five Benefits of Drinking Water for Your Inner Goddess

  • Improves memory and mood – Research has shown that even mild dehydration can impair memory and mood, negatively impacting energy levels, which can heighten symptoms of anxiety.
  • Reduction of headaches and migraines – The American Migraine Foundation says that dehydration is a trigger for migraine in 1 in 3 sufferers.
  • Prevents constipation – Water helps to keep things moving in the digestive system. Studies have proven that water can significantly help with urinary tract infections such as cystitis and bladder infections.
  • Reduced sugar cravings – Our brains find it difficult to differentiate between hunger and thirst. Often times we mistake thirst as a sugar craving. The next time you feel the need for something sweet, try drinking a glass of water first.
  • Weight management – Drinking water before a meal may fill you up more and promote weight loss by eating less. Conducted studies that have swapped diet drinks for water have shown a greater weight reduction and an improved insulin resistance.

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Three Benefits of Drinking Water for Your Outer Goddess

  • Hydrated skin – Drinking water is one of the easiest ways for your skin to stay hydrated or have a glow. Water also helps fill in and plump up the skin to help it stay supple, while flushing out toxins.
  • Hair growth – Drinking water triggers the circulatory system which controls hair follicle stimulation that enhances hair growth.
  • Healthy nails – The circulatory system aids with nail growth. More water increases blood flow to the nails helping them to be strong and healthier.

Emotionally speaking, water soothes our soul. It renews us in spiritual ceremonies and helps us honor life’s transitions. Our glorious lakes and oceans also nourish us with a sense of calm and oneness. Drinking from the river’s edge, we can appreciate its complete essence. One can’t say “I’ll just drink the hydrogen and not the oxygen,” or it would no longer be water. Just as in life, there is not one without the other. We cannot choose to only have happiness without sorrow, each is a necessary component of being fully alive and whole.

Time to refresh your thirst for H2O nourishment. Cheers to you!

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All wellness content on Intentfully FiT is provided for general information and conversation only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the professional medical advice of your own physician or any other healthcare professional or medical practitioner. If you have any concerns about your general health, you should contact your local healthcare provider. This article is not intended to be a substitute for professional treatment, diagnosis, or medical advice, and should never be relied upon for specific medical recommendations.