Good morning all
I’m loving the determination of all my lovely clients, they are trying so hard blog-hydration2
Yet sometimes bless them they can get really confused, and overwhelmed with everything
And fluids can be a big one
So many people think that tea and coffee all day long is fine, as it’s made with water
Flavoured water seems to be popular with people too, which isn’t as boring as plain water, but yet it does have additives which makes it nowhere near as healthy as water

I’m sure you are all aware of the importance of drinking water every day as water is needed for lots of the body’s functions, therefore, dehydration can be extremely dangerous.

The recommended guidelines are a minimum of 2 litres per day, however, as with anything, this will vary from person to person and should also be increased in the hot weather and when exercising, due to loss of body fluid through sweating.

We do get some fluid through food, but mostly we need it from drinks and nothing beats water!!!! Try to avoid fizzy drinks and pops as they are usually full of sugar.

Diet drinks are even more dangerous to health and specifically fat loss as they contain a chemical called aspartame, which is an artificial sweetener.

Aspartame is said to cause depletion in serotonin, leading to mood swings, panic attacks and depression. Studies have also shown many other side effects from aspartame consumption, one of the biggest being it’s link to brain tumours.

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.

We take toxins in through the food we eat and what we drink daily, so the liver is working around the clock on detoxification. Some of these things are much harder to remove than others.

Caffeine for instance takes a lot of hard work for the body to detoxify, so therefore meaning the liver is less efficient at detoxifying other things at that time.

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.

It is very important we try to neutralise our PH or even better, become slightly alkaline, to prevent disease from growing. As our bodies become acidic, our oxygen levels drop.

This will leave us tired and run down, creating the perfect environment for bacteria to breed.

Some small things to help improve alkalinity are to add certain foods into your diet such as avocado, chai and flax seeds, beetroot, celery, broccoli and lots more.

Adding fresh lemon to water will also help, as lemon is alkaline in the body.

However the best way is by drinking alkalising salts to neutralise the toxic acidity within your body and enable your body to perform at it’s best.

These will improve energy and oxygen levels, meaning you will feel revitalised.

There are many products on the market that you can invest in.

So guys, again I stand by the fact that nothing beats food, or drink in it’s natural form

Anything changed from it’s natural form, will have additives, which are usually unhealthy

Remember living a balanced healthy lifestyle doesn’t have t be complicated

It just takes time and commitment

Keep fit, happy and health, invest in yourself, remember health is wealth

Emma xx