Wellness Wednesday: Get Your Water In!

Peace Soulstars,

I don’t know what the summer temps are like in your area but the dmv is blazing! Temps in the 90’s with what I call “that Carolina heat”!  Water intake needs to be up to par…No exceptions.  I know that many people don’t like to drink water because of the “taste”.  Whether you like the taste or not you have to get it in somehow.  You can simply add lemon or fruit to it which takes it to another level!

Personally, I’ve found that when I add lemon to my water I can drink it down in no time.  Not saying that the point of making water more palatable is so you can guzzle it down in record timing.  Adding lemon, lime or fruit to your water makes it taste better. It can also add nutrients to the water which improve digestion.

This is precisely why I drink lemon water first thing in the morning and throughout the day.  I’ve noticed many benefits including clearer skin.  I’m sharing these tips from guthealthproject.com which I found to be helpful for adding variety to water not only for taste but for increased health benefits!

Love and light,

 

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Have you had your tea today?

GreenTea

Peace Soulstars,

Do you ever think about what you put into your body first thing in the morning before eating breakfast (assuming that you do eat breakfast)?  Breakfast is that meal in the morning which you consume to break the “fast” so to speak.  Typically, at night we go to bed for at least 6-8 hours without eating or drinking anything.  This is considered a fast.  So, you break the fast when you eat in the morning.   Hence the reason why breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day.   It is imperative to not only eat breakfast but you must also hydrate yourself.  Dehydration leads to all sorts of problems and your organs need hydration in order to work properly.  So, before we even start thinking about what to eat we need to remind ourselves of the importance of getting those organs to function.  Then, we can move onto feeding ourselves after our body’s are ready to digest properly.

Question:  Who drinks coffee early in the am before doing anything else? Who does not drink anything but goes straight for that donut, bagel or whatever your breakfast of choice? Who just skips it altogether because they just “ain’t  got  time for all of that”?  Well, you are doing yourself a disservice if you don’t start your day off at least with a glass of water but my drink of choice is tea.  I love tea!  I sometimes make my own with steamed water, raw honey, and a sprinkle of ginger and cinnamon depending on my needs.  Simple yet satisfying and healthy to boot.  Green tea is my jam though!!  The Republic of Tea makes double matcha green tea and matcha green tea powder which are high in antioxidants and in price (depends on your perception of “high”)  but it is worth it in the end.  You’re paying for the quality but do your research to find what works best for you.  Consider it an investment in your health so you won’t have to shuck out loads of money later in life on doctor’s visits 😉  So, tell me….Do you drink green tea?  How do you get your hydration on in the am?

Love and Light,

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