There’s a lot of choices when it comes to what you can drink – soft drinks, fruit or vegetable juices, teas, coffees, coconut water, alcoholic drinks, smoothies etc. If you drink the wrong beverages, it can have a negative effect on our wellbeing. Not only that, it can also be expensive.
Some of the negative effects can be fluid retention, headaches, tiredness and lethargy, constipation, toxicity and poor elimination, weight gain, constant hunger and compromised nutritional status.
The best drink
There is nothing like Pure Water (bear in mind that tap water may have added chemicals so make sure you have pure water). Make sure you consume small amount evenly throughout the day. Your body can’t survive without water.
So why is it so important to drink pure water?
Your body contains of around 60% water and when you drink water you help maintain the Balance of Body Fluids (digestion, maintenance of body temperature, absorption, creation of saliva, digestion etc.), it assist in losing weight, it makes your skin glow (as it hydrates you), water makes you energized (especially the muscles), it helps with the bowl movements, pure water helps your kidneys as it helps to detox the body by removing toxins etc.
So, drink up on Pure Water – 2 – 3 litres daily. You need to drink more if you exercise, if it’s hot/humid weather, breast feed or if you have any illnesses that make you loose bodily fluids such as fever and gastro.