So party season is here and I know some people’s Christmas parties are starting this week, so, I thought I would discuss the importance of staying hydrated, and I don’t mean with alcohol 😉
Ok so as you will be drinking over this period of time, it is vital that you also drink water, as our bodies need water for a lot of it’s functions.
The liver is our organ of detoxification and so it is vital this is in best working order, to ensure our cells efficiently process the nutrients our bodies need for optimum function. One of the biggest toxins to put a massive strain on the liver is alcohol. If alcohol consumption is great then the liver cannot break it all down, leaving the liver very acidic.
Alcohol is a diuretic and so dehydrates us, which means we lose a lot of vital nutrients too. As I’m sure you are all aware we urinate much more after drinking alcohol, therefore becoming dehydrated. This makes us have a headache, feel dizzy and nauseas the next day. Due to this we tend to drink as much water as we possibly can, which is then actually depleting our bodies electrolyte levels. It is very important for your overall health that you restore these, which in turn should help reduce the hangover symptoms.
There are a few ways to replenish your electrolytes, bananas and coconut water are an excellent source of potassium and magnesium, so you can make a smoothie out of these or invest in a sports drink or alkalising salts. I highly recommend Phil Richards alkalising salts, which you can get at www.bit.ly/phpsupplements
I hope these little tips will help you through the crazy party season. I will be posting more hints tips and tricks to see you through the festive season, so keep posted.
Keep fit and healthy, remember health is wealth