What do we really know about defying age? Age is far more than skin deep; and, what I mean by that, is beauty starts within the cells. Cellular activity adds to aging. As we get older, our cells age and just aren’t able to regenerate as quickly. They don’t rebuff our physical insults (aka, intense exercise, rich foods, alcohol and other excesses) as well.
But what if I told you there was a magic pill, one that is free, healthy and helps to eradicate our indulgences? Know what it is? Water. Agua. H2O. Believe me?
Our blood is comprised of 83% water, our brain is comprised of 74% water and our bones are comprised of 22% water. A 1% loss in body weight is due to loss of water, or dehydration. And more than that you suffer serous illness.
The skin craves water. With proper hydration, the skin looks healthier by reducing wrinkles. Just like a plant, if skin does not have enough water, it withers. It helps to increase natural sweating, which clears the pores and helps to detoxify the skin from normal cell debris.
Water is also a appetite suppressant. Water helps the body metabolize fat better and naturally suppresses hunger. Weight watchers is an advocate for drinking more water. They encourage one gallon a day to help decrease appetite.
But many hate the plain taste of water. And plain may even be an exaggeration! Adding lemon can help, but suppose lemon isn’t your flavor. What to do? This summer, I came across this fantastic invention: Fruit Infused Water Pitcher from Prodyne, and I love it!!!
This pitcher allows you to choose the flavor of the water. So ingenious! There is a central perforated tube that attaches to the lid that allows you to load in fruits, or any natural food idea you have and let the water steep. We tried lemon, the obvious first choice, but we did raspberry and concord grape, watermelon, peach and concord grape, and orange. The best tastes to me have been the citrus because they are more pungent, but the berries and peach, while less intense, are just lovely. I bought my pitcher on amazon.
I want to hang on to my inner health, so that my outward appearance looks radiant. Age is mind over matter, in addition to being well hydrated. I’ll drink to that!