July “Eat Healthy” – Stay hydrated

Nowadays we drink a huge variety of drinks from hot beverages to fruit juices to smoothies to alcohol but how many of us drink the recommended 1-2 litres of water each day?

Its true that all drinks count towards our fluid intake but water comes at “no cost” as it is quite literally calorie free. Whilst fruit juices are packed full of sugars (natural or otherwise) and tea and coffee are caffeine-crammed stimulants, water is simply water.

water glass
water glass

“The human body contains from 55% to 78% water, depending on body size. To function properly, the body requires between one and seven liters of water per day to avoid dehydration; the precise amount depends on the level of activity, temperature, humidity, and other factors. Most of this is ingested through foods or beverages other than drinking straight water. It is not clear how much water intake is needed by healthy people, though most specialists agree that approximately 2 liters (6 to 7 glasses) of water daily is the minimum to maintain proper hydration” (Wikipedia)

Here at Kalila we’re all about keeping fit and healthy so staying hydrated is really important for active mums, breastfeeding mums, sporty mums and of our course for our kids. As well as keeping us hydrated water helps flush out toxins which can help our skin and hair look healthy. Water helps us absorb many essential nutrients so that our bodies get the most from the food we eat and can function well. So water really is the fountain of youth!