BY LINDSAY SIBSON
I’ve always been quite ambitious with a “strive for the best” kind of attitude. If there is average… well then I want to be above average, no doubt. Unfortunately, I’ve recently discovered that I am certainly above average when it comes to GAS.
It has been documented that the average person “lets go” from 7 to 21 times per day. Yup… yup… overachiever right here! While some amount of gas (burping and farting) is totally normal, excessive gas could be an indication of indigestion. Ease those gas bubbles dancing around in your body and improve your digestion by UPGRADING the most vital liquid you drink everyday – WATER!
The Importance Of Drinking Water
I think the overall message regarding water is clear… you need to drink water to keep your body hydrated and healthy! The goal is to develop a habit of drinking water during the day so that all of your body’s systems can operate smoothly and keep you feeling great. Because, the truth is, when you DON’T drink water, it leads to dehydration and can have a drastic negative effect on your health.
What Is SUPER Water?
Just like “superfoods” are foods that are nutrient-rich with increased nutritional benefits… “Super water” is water that has been enhanced to increase its benefits for your body!
Here are some key facts to keep in mind about WATER:
Your blood is 92% water. Your muscles are 75% water. Your bones are 22% water.
The average adult loses 10 cups of water a day by sweating, breathing, urinating and going number 2. Your brain is 75% water. When you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Feeling slightly hungry can be a sign that your body becoming dehydrated. You can upgrade the effectiveness of your glass of water by adding certain KEY ingredients.
Not only are you providing your body with extra support to help it stay hydrated and function at it’s best, but also encouraging proper digestion:
What To Add To Your Water To Improve Digestion
Apple Cider Vinegar
Removes toxins from your body
Boosts your metabolism function
Helps balance the pH of your body
Add 2-3 tablespoons to a large glass of filtered water
Lemon Or Lime
High in vitamin C. Helps create digestive enzymes. Squeeze wedges of lime or lemon into your glass of water or slice thinly and allow to soak in a pitcher of water.
Are high in fiber and water, which supports healthy digestion and bowel movements. Thinly slice cucumber and add it to your glass of water
Kills bad bacteria in your gut
Can help relieve Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Helps with infections in the GI tract. Add 1 stick of cinnamon to a glass of hot water and allow to brew before drinking.
Fresh Mint Leaves
Improves bile flow. Support the functioning of the salivary glands. Produces digestive enzymes, which help support the absorption of nutrients and vitamins. Helps relieve an upset stomach. Brew mint tea by adding fresh mint leaves to a mug of hot water.
Helps relieve cramping, bloating, gas and indigestion. Cut fresh ginger into pieces and soak it in your water overnight (the water will absorb the nutrients and be ready to drink when you wake up!)
Use one, two, or more of these ingredients DAILY to ensure that you are drinking ample amounts of water and performing at your best!