The source of all life, water is the just the health elixir you need
The human body comprises 50-75 per cent water. “Water facilitates optimal digestion, eliminates toxins and maintains body temperature. Hence, it must be replenished periodically,” notes Anupama Menon, food coach and nutritionist. Most to-be brides fail to understand that the consumption of water in ample quantities will help them in their mission to achieve beautiful skin and hair. “The days leading up to the wedding are filled with anxiety. Dehydration is likely to occur, which might cause mental fatigue and oxidative stress,” says nutritionist Aditi Shelar.
A thirst for good skin
Our skin is made up of cells, which are made up of water. “Drinking plenty of water will help absorb water-soluble vitamins such as Vitamins E and C, which are good for the skin.” Regular water naturally detoxes the skin, but treated water can offer additional advantages, as Menon adds, “The colder the water, the better it is for you. Cold water reduces body temperature and the body loses energy trying to raise the temperature again! Secondly, water infusions help the body to sustain its alkaline balance; the advantages include clearer skin, better metabolism and detox!”
Looking to lose weight before your big day? The answer is water. “Drinking water helps boost your immune system, clears out toxins and reduces hunger pangs. Consuming warm water will help burn those calories faster than cold or room temperature water. Adding lemon to a glass of warm water is another health tip that facilitates weight loss,” says nutrition expert Kejal Sheth.
Our body is largely composed of water, which naturally maintains our body’s temperature. “Drink at least eight glasses of water a day to help control your body’s temperature. For instance, at a desert destination wedding, it is important to maintain this temperature as there is water loss in the body,” shares Sheth.
Besides water, some fruits and vegetables also provide water and necessary minerals and vitamins. “Cucumber, watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, grapefruit, pineapple, lettuce, bell peppers and celery contain water. Based on your weight, one can consume the amount of water required on a daily basis. Too much water could lead to an electrolyte imbalance. Your kidneys do a fantastic job of maintaining the water and salt balance in the body; all we need to do is listen to the signals our body sends us,” concludes Menon.
- Sip on water before every meal
- Drink one glass of water after every bathroom break
- Keep a bottle of water with you at all times
- Include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet
- For every time you drink a cocktail, follow it up with a glass of water
— Inputs by Kejal Sheth, nutrition expert
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