Detox & Fat Loss Nutrition

Best Options to Hydrate on a Deeper Level

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Discover the BEST options to hydrate on a deeper level!

Ready to reveal your natural, glowing body with smooth skin, silky hair, and a firm physique? It all starts with intentional and healthy hydration. We’ll cover beverages basics that everyone can benefit from, including the intentional tips and “tuning” techniques to hydrate deeper.

First, it’s important to realize YOU are mostly water and water is greatly influenced by your thoughts and emotions, especially limiting beliefs and suppressed emotions.

Intentional Hydration for Health

Dr. Masaru Emoto was a Japanese scientist who revolutionized the idea that our thoughts and intentions impact the physical realm. As an advanced water researcher, he studied the science of how the molecular structure in water transforms when exposed to human intentions, words, thoughts, and, sounds. His work was documented in The Hidden Messages in Water.

Your mindset and intention are essential for deeper hydration and health. Dr. Emoto’s research shows how water exposed to “good vibes” like loving, benevolent, and compassionate intentions results in beautiful form, whereas water exposed to “bad vibes” like fearful intentions results in disfigured form. Imagine how this translates to the water in your body!

It’s essential to not only hydrate with water, but to flood your mind, body, and soul with loving, kind, and compassionate intentions.

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Watch Biofield Tuning Founder, Eileen McKusick use sound healing via tuning forks to bless and tune the water within you AND your drinking water into silky structured water. Structured water is better absorbed by the body and tastes delicious. You’ll definitely savor each sip as you tune into a greater state of coherence and flow! View more Biofield Tuning Benefits!

Hydrate Upon Waking

Water supports your health in countless ways. For best hydration, start each morning with 16 ounces of lemon, lime, or coconut water. Bless your water with good intentions before sipping. Honor the cleansing process by waiting 15 minutes before consuming anything. Pack filtered water in a reusable bottle and hydrate throughout the day.

Most people are chronically dehydrated. Proper hydration is vital for your health, including digestion, fat loss and detox. 

BEST Hydration Options

These options deeply hydrate and cleanse the body, which is especially important after sleep. Hydrating supports detoxification, weight loss, energy, blood sugar, skin health, and more!

  • Lemon or Lime water — Squeeze the juice from 1 lemon/lime and add to 16 ounces of water. For deeper cleansing, increase to 2 lemons/limes in 32 oz of water.
  • Coconut Water — Enjoy 16 ounces or more. Love the brand: Real Coco.
  • Infused Water — Add variety by infusing your water with cooling cucumber slices, zesty citrus wedges, spicy grated ginger, or refreshing frozen berries.
hydrating with celery juice

Juicing — Next Level Hydration

Ready to take your hydration and health to the next level? Start juicing a few mornings a week.

  • Celery Juice — Juice 1 bunch of celery or enough to yield 16 oz. If desired, add a couple slices of ginger and 1 apple to your juice.
  • Cucumber Juice — Juice 2 cucumbers or enough to yield 16 oz. Option to add ginger or apple.

Healthy Hydration: Amount

How Much Water Should You Drink?

Do you feel thirsty? Most people benefit from drinking at least half their body weight in ounces of water per day. For example, if you weigh 140 pounds, then drink 70 ounces or 8 cups. Maximize your hydration with the BEST options above. Let your thirst guide you.

A Plant-Based Diet Supports Hydration

Your diet plays a BIG role in hydration levels. If you eat more processed products and salt, you’ll want to hydrate more. If you eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, you won’t need to drink as much H2o because most fruits and vegetables are high in water. To increase hydration with the foods you eat, include more melons, cucumber and citrus.

Choose Beverages Carefully

Lastly, beware of caffeine, soda and alcohol as they contribute to dehydration and replace healthier beverages. Avoid soda and avoid or limit caffeine and alcohol. Enjoy more of the Hydration Option (above) before and after drinking caffeine or alcohol.

Check Your Pee

Check the color of your pee to see if you’re hydrating well. Dark yellow urine indicates dehydration. Clear urine indicates healthy hydration. Keep in mind that supplements and other factors can change urine color.

Replenish Electrolytes Naturally

replenish electrolytes with coconut water

How do you know if you need electrolytes? Symptoms of low electrolytes include headaches, fatigue, leg cramps, muscle spasms and frequent urination. It’s a good idea to replenish electrolytes during warmer weather or intense activity. Look for a drink that contains zero sugars and artificial ingredients. You can also make your own low-sugar beverage.

Coconut Water

Unlike many sweetened sports drinks, coconut H2o contains natural sugar. Although it depends on the brand, coconut water can have 15 times the electrolytes found in sports drinks! For best quality, select raw coconut water with minimal ingredients. If available, drink it from a fresh green coconut. You can also find quality brands like Real Coco, Harmless Harvest, and Taste Nirvana at most grocery stores.

Caffeinated Beverages

Are coffee and caffeinated beverages healthy? Unfortunately, caffeinated beverages often do more harm than good for many. That’s certainly not what you want to hear when you’re denying a caffeine addiction, but it’s important. Most people are under high amounts of chronic stress that weaken their adrenals, causing imbalances in hormones, blood sugar, and mood. Whether you want to temporarily or permanently replace caffeine, it’s a great idea to get off it to reset and re-connect with how caffeine makes you feel. Below are healthier beverages to enjoy as you wean off caffeine.

Morning Beverages

Below are great beverages to reduce your caffeine intake. Listed in order of preference, the first three options are caffeine-free. If you choose caffeinated options, increase the Hydration Options above to replenish your body.

  • Chaga mushroom tea with honey
  • Moringa herbal tea — rich in B-12 for an energy boost
  • Teeccino “herbal coffee”
  • Matcha green tea or any white tea
  • Green tea or Yerba Mate
  • Black tea (optional chaga added, oat milk, and honey)

Top Herbal Teas

Are herbal teas hydrating? Although hot herbal teas aren’t hydrating, they don’t dehydrate you. The good news is, herbal teas pack in health benefits AND you can make them more hydrating. To make herbal tea more hydrating, put fresh herb leaves (lemon balm, peppermint, thyme, etc.) in a jar of water and steep for 6 hours. Enjoy hot or cold and store in the fridge.

What are the best herbal teas? Below are nutrient-packed herbal teas to replenish your body, calm your mind, and soothe your soul. Add raw local honey for sweetness.

  • Ginger — helps digestion and inflammation
  • Lemon balm — helps nerves, immunity, digestion, stress
  • Hibiscus — helps immunity and liver function
  • Elderflower — helps immunity, respiratory ailments, water retention and bloating
  • Chamomile — helps sleep, digestion, immunity
  • Raspberry leaf — great for skin, hormone balance and reproductive health
  • Linden flower — calming properties helpful for digestion, sleep and stress
  • Spearmint — great for digestion, fatigue, stress, anxiety, circulation and respiration
  • Nettle — wonderful anti-inflammatory, great for detox and digestion
  • Thyme — great for immunity, tension, sleep, relaxation, and digestion
  • Chaga — excellent anti-cancer food, immune booster and more

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