Close to 70% of our bodies are comprised of water and we require adequate hydration to stay healthy. Increasing hydration from the inside out is important, yet some people still feel dehydrated even though they hydrate all day. Here are a few tips to support internal hydration to nurture beauty from within.
Eat hydrating foods
Fruits and vegetables with high water content, natural minerals and fiber can help slow down the movement of water through your digestive tract.
Limit dehydrating liquids and foods
Drinking coffee, certain teas and alcohol with starchy foods and dense meats can counteract your efforts to stay hydrated. Try to limit and supplement hydration.
Eat healthy fats
Hydration comes from more than just water, consuming healthy fats and oils help to lubricate our intestines to support proper elimination. And provide building blocks to support formation of cell walls for healthy hydrated tissues. Omega-3 and Omega-6 group fats found in vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, avocado and cold water fish.
Good circulation promotes collagen production that helps support the retention of water in our skin. Gentle massage and dry brushing practices support the transportation of nutrients and blood flow to cells.
Have you ever felt like you have to pee when your faced with a stressful situation? Take a moment to slow down, breath and shift you mindset, stress can be extremely dehydrating. Increased inflammation and nervousness can overtax our kidneys and adrenal glands.