Water is essential for your metabolism and the health of every cell in your body, but not all water is absorbed the same.
WHY IT MATTERS
Eating your water doesn’t mean chewing your actual water, though that could be an interesting future challenge. Before we get to what it means and how to implement it on the back side of this card, let’s give you a quick reminder of all the amazing things water is essential for in your body and why you need it every day. Water is the major component of most body parts, and it also:
- Boosts your metabolism
- Hydrates your skin
- Regulates your body temperature
- Helps deliver oxygen all over the body
- Allows body’s cells to grow, reproduce and thrive
- Acts as a shock absorber for the brain and your entire spinal cord
- Helps the brain manufacture hormones and neurotransmitters
- Lubricates joints
“Eating rather than drinking your water is a better way to hydrate cells.” – Dr. Howard Murad, dermatologist
How to eat your water:
When you consume water-rich foods, you absorb the water and nutrients more slowly because of the way the water is trapped in the structure of these foods. “Eating your water” means eating water-rich plants like cucumbers, romaine lettuce, zucchini, fresh berries and any of the numerous melons – all of which are over 90% water.
Eat your water first
Our favorite tip to implement! Just like grandma always said, start with your veggies before any meal. When you start your meals with water-rich foods – a.k.a. when you “eat your water first” – not only will you hydrate your cells better and boost your metabolism, but you’ll also reduce your blood sugar spike for any foods you consume after. Talk about a win-win!