Gel-Water Hydration For Optimum Health And Weight Loss
Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell and organ in your body needs water to work properly. Water promotes cardiovascular health, helps regulate your body temperature, keeps your skin supple and helps cleanse your body inside and out. Headaches, brain fog, fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, poor digestion and a host of other maladies are effects of inadequate hydration.
The truth is, however, that drinking eight glasses of water a day may not be what’s needed for maximum health. In fact, not all hydration is created equal. New research has shown that it’s not just about drinking water, but instead how you take in your hydration through food and how your body moves.
Dr. Cohen, M.D, a nationally renowned internal an integrated medical specialist, teaches us that there are other ways to achieve better health than merely relying on water alone. In her new book, QUENCH: Beat Fatigue, Drop Weight and Heal Your Body Through the New Science of Optimum Hydration, Dr. Cohen offers us new scientific insights:
“What new research is showing us is that eight glasses of water a day is not the best way to heal your body,’ said Dr. Cohen. In fact, drinking too much water can actually cause harm to your body’s performance by flushing out vital nutrients and electrolytes from your cells and tissues.”
“For many years, we’ve operated with the assumption that the path to hydration was drinking eight glasses of water daily. Based on Dr. Pollack’s discoveries, we know the picture is actually much more complex,” says Cohen. “We have traditionally understood that water gets distributed via the bloodstream and lymphatic system, but the discovery of gel water suggests that fascia is also a critical system for water distribution.”
It is common knowledge that water exists as a liquid, a gas or a solid, but Cohen says the scientific and medical community is intrigued by new findings showing a fourth gel-like state of water that is 10% more viscous than the liquid state and has the potential to hydrate the body more effectively than just plain water. This gel-water found in many fruits and vegetables is in a state that your body can absorb more efficiently, as opposed to drinking water, which more easily passed through your body.
Losing Weight With Hydration
With QUENCH, Dr. Cohen has created a revolutionary new wellness awareness and easy to follow routine that can reverse dehydration and help people experience more energy, more focus, and better digestion within five days.
Her easy to implement five-day jump-start plan includes:
- Hydrating meal plans
- Smoothies and elixirs using the most hydrating and nutrient-packed plants
- Simple micro-movements a few times a day that will move water through your fascia, the connective tissue responsible for hydrating our bodies.
What are some foods that help with gel-water based hydration? In addition to consuming plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, below are some excellent sources to kick start your liquid intake:
When added to moisture, these tiny seeds form a gelled water and provide slow-released hydration to the body. Add it to smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal or salads. Chia seeds offer natural detoxification, are rich in plant proteins, fiber, and Omega-3 fatty acids, and they help reduces inflammation.
This tropical highly hydrating fruit has multiple benefits. Its high-fiber content promotes healthy digestion; it is high in potassium, which is an excellent vasodilator and helps increase blood circulation in the body. The downside? Lychee can be high in sugar so eating too much is not ideal. Dr. Cohen recommends adding a few peeled lychees to your water for a refreshing infused drink.
A well-known medicinal plant for healing sunburn, Aloe Vera, is also densely water-based and helps hydrate you better than water itself alone. It can be eaten as the gel directly from the leaf, consumed as a juice or added to smoothies for extra hydration. Aloe Vera also helps relieve heartburn by neutralizing excess acidity and well as reduce inflammation of joints and irritable bowel.
If you feel dragged down by fatigue, insomnia, weight gain, headaches, or you if just want to have overall better wellness, Dr. Cohen’s new book may just help bring some zest back into your life.