Water does more than quench your thirst. Water is present in every cell inside the human body. It helps regulate the body’s temperature and maintain bodily functions such as digestion. Simply put, your body needs water to survive.
A body cannot sustain itself without adequate water. Instead of thinking… “I’m running low on aspirin”, you should be thinking… “Am I getting enough energy from the food I’m eating?” and, “Am I drinking enough water? Am I hydrated?”
You must consume enough water every single day because, without it, your body quickly begins to deteriorate. If your body isn’t receiving adequate water, your cognitive and physical functions wane and symptoms occur.
In this article, I share three common reasons why water is so critical to your health. I also get into the importance of enzymes and why your body needs enzymes to sharpen chemical reactions in your body.
So, let’s get into it!
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1. Daily living
This one is pretty obvious but it’s also the most important. We need water to survive. Your body is approximately 60 percent water. That’s a lot of water and your body loses water throughout the day through sweating, breathing, and digestion. You’ve got to make sure you’re replenishing the body with adequate water so that your body can continue functioning properly and so that you live to see tomorrow.
We can survive for weeks without food. But we can only survive days without water. You need around 64oz to 96oz of water per day. However, this is just an estimated amount. How much water you need depends on a range of factors, which need to be taken into consideration.
Water is critical for digestion. It aids in the process of eliminating waste from the body and it can help prevent things like constipation. Being dehydrated can negatively impact your cellular DNA, your mood, and your digestion (to name a few). Digestion relies on enzymes found in saliva, the basis of which is… you guessed it, water.
If you’re not drinking enough water, you can’t make enough saliva. Saliva is needed to help break down food in the gut. Not to mention, dehydration can also impact stomach acid, which causes even more digestion issues. I go into this in more detail in my book, Gut Check.
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When you have surgery, it compromises the integrity of your body’s lymphatics. Of course, the body can recover after surgery. However, you need to make sure that you’re hydrated. You can’t remove waste well enough if you’re dehydrated, which means your body is using more energy trying to digest your food. Energy that it needs to help recover your body from surgery.
Following surgery, you need to stay fully hydrated. Your immune system is weak after surgery, so it needs water to help it heal and recover.
Why you need food enzymes
Symptoms such as, ulcerative colitis, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, and acid reflux, etc., are cardinal signs of energy deficiency. Usually, this means you’re either not getting enough macros in your diet or you’re not properly digesting them.
When food is cooked/heated above 118°F, it becomes devoid of enzymes. Supermarkets and grocery stores know this and they’re okay with it because food without enzymes has a longer shelf life. When you buy bread and it stays fresh and edible for a very long time, that’s not a good sign. But, if you buy bread that tends to get moldy quickly, that’s great. It’s a clear sign that the enzymatic process in that food is intact.
I created Smart Carb to help you get more enzymes into your daily diet. It aids digestion and helps to move nutrients past an energy deprived digestive system, which is exactly what you have when you’re experiencing symptoms like constipation, heartburn, and so on.
Smart Carb contains turmeric, black pepper, and cinnamon. All of which, helps to reduce inflammation and support the proper function of the liver, pancreas, and intestines.
If you’d like to find out more about Smart Carb and order this digestive enzyme supplement for yourself, a friend, or a family member, head over to: omegadigestion.com
If you’d like to work with me and get help when it comes to improving digestion and your overall gut health, you can schedule your call with me by going to: drchristineteaches.com/one or get in touch by calling 586-685-2222.