Current research suggests drinking 1/2 your body weight (in pounds) in ounces of water daily. If someone weights 140 lbs, they would want to drink 70 ounces** of water each day. If the person is active or under a lot of stress (emotional and/or physical), they should drink more.
Your urine should be a pale yellow. If it's clear, you're either drinking too much or absorbing too little. If it's a deep yellow (and you're not taking riboflavin (vitamin B2) or a multi-vitamin), you might not be getting enough water.
- Is essential for digestion, nutrient absorption and elimination
- Aids circulation
- Helps control body temperature
- Lubricates the connective tissue (especially in combination with MELT)
- Keeps the skin healthy and glowing
- Helps remove toxins from your body
If you don't have a water filter, good brands include: Evian, Volvic and Jana. If you can, buy from companies that sell their water in a glass bottle to avoid exposure to carcinogens from plastic. One company that does this is Mountain Valley.
To replace electrolytes and enhance cellular absorption, add a pinch or two of quality sea salt (I like grey Celtic and pink Himalayan) to your water. Don't fear real salt. Fear regular white table salt (NaCl) which is deplete of nutrients and is linked to disease. As my mentor Paul Chek says: "If it's white, don't eat it".
If table salt is in your cupboard, please consider throwing it away.
** 1 Liter = approx. 34 ounces