Tag: adequate hydration

4. Hydration

Why You Need Water
Without water, you can live only a few days. No other nutrient is as essential to the body. Between 45 and 75 percent of a person’s body weight is water. Water plays critical roles in your body, such as transporting nutrients, lubricating joints and body tissues, facilitating

The Dangers of Dehydration: Swollen Eyes and a Shrunken Brain

The Dangers of Dehydration: Swollen Eyes and a Shrunken Brain

Busy lifestyles and processed foods and beverages cause nearly all of us to become chronically deprived of water and susceptible to the dangers of dehydration.[1] Although they are not the only organs affected by lack of water, the brain and eyes are especially vulnerable to the following conditions:

Obstruction of blood

6. Beverages

Beverages are often overlooked when discussing dietary patterns, but, just like food, they can have a significant impact on your health. A growing body of research reveals that beverage choice is far more important than we once thought. When you drink a beverage—even if it is rich in calories, sugar,

Memory Maximizers: Hydration & Brain Health; Making Mistakes

Hydration: The Bottom Line for Brian Health and Functioning
Adequate hydration is an essential prerequisite for ensuring the proper functioning of brain cells, and is an especially important matter for older adults. Age-related changes lead to lowered sensitivity to thirst, a reduced ability to conserve water, changes in kidney function, and

Dietary Strategies for Digestive Upsets

You may find it uncomfortable to talk about gut issues such as constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas, and bloating, but such symptoms are all too common. An estimated 25 to 30 percent of Americans suffer from digestive problems annually.
Identifying the Problem
“Every person is unique, so it’s important to get to

Make the Right Food Choices to Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

When it comes to staying healthy and preventing chronic disease, the heart and brain tend to get most of the attention. But your kidneys are also key to maintaining good health. They help remove waste from your body, regulate blood pressure, balance fluid levels and even produce a form of

Beverage Index Can Help You Make the Best Drink Choices

The majority of healthy dietary guidelines focus on the foods on your plate, but it’s also important to consider what goes into your glass—and now, there’s a tool that can make this easier.

In 2015, Virginia Tech researchers created the Healthy Beverage Index (HBI), a set of recommendations for the types

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