Hydration

hydration detoxHydration is a crucial element to any detoxification plan. A body cannot be healthy without proper hydration. Hydration keeps all of a person’s organs, systems and cells functioning the way they should. A poor diet and substance abuse can be a primary reason for a person becoming dehydrated. If a person has not kept up with good hydration for any amount of time, they should include rigorous hydration as part of their detox plan, so long as they do not have any conditions that restrict their fluid intake.

Water is obviously going to be a person’s primary means of hydrating themselves. Every diet or detox plan on earth calls for regular water consumption. The human body is largely made up of water, and that water needs to be frequently replenished. When a person is detoxing, they have a high count of toxins within their body that need to be flushed out. Drinking water is the most efficient way of doing this. Drinking an ample amount of water promotes good circulation within the body. A person will sweat and urinate a healthy amount of fluid when they are drinking plenty of water, which carries toxins out of the body. Drinking a significant amount of water is not a step that someone can afford to skip while they are detoxing.

Some other methods of hydrating naturally are by consuming beverages such as coconut water, fruit juice and sports drinks. Next to water, coconut water is considered to be the most hydrating beverage option. Coconuts develop in trees that retain fresh water and translate it into a sweet, potassium rich fruit that grows tropically. They have long been known as life giving vegetation that offers hydration in a tropical, salt water environment. Other fruit juices have hydrating elements as well, but can be rich in sugar, which counteracts their hydrating qualities. One should always be mindful of how much sugar is in their fruit juices and buy organic juice whenever possible. Sports drinks, such as Gatorade and Vitamin Water, also have good hydrating properties, but natural beverages are always the best way to go.

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