We hear it all the time, "drink more water!", but do you ever stop and wonder why? Water is an essential element to life, yet most of us are chronically dehydrated. Here are 5 reasons why you should drink more water:
1. Balance in your body: Your body is about 60% of water. In order for all your organs do their jobs, they need proper hydration.
2. Water can help prevent weight gain: No, it's not a magic pill but often times when your body is thirsty, it stimulates your brain and makes you THINK you are hungry. The next time you want to reach for a snack, drink a tall glass of water instead (which has zero calories) and you might find that craving disappear.
3. Water energizes you: Dehydration makes you feel sluggish and tired. Water helps deliver oxygen to your muscles so if you are dehydrated, your muscles are going to suffer.
4. Helps keep your regular: Water helps waste move easily a...
An updated clinical practice guideline released by the U.S. Public Health Service on May 7, 2008, identified new medication treatments that are effective for helping people quit smoking . No matter the level of addiction, anyone attempting to quit should consider trying at least one or more of the effective pharmacotherapies. The goal of cessation pharmacotherapy is to alleviate or diminish the symptoms of withdrawal . The more physically comfortable one is, the more likely the smoker will make a serious quit attempt and succeed in permanently quitting. Currently, the FDA-approved, first-line agents for smoking cessation include five nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products and two non-nicotine medications. All of these medications were found to be effective first-line medications in the guideline’s meta-analyses. There is no question that the odds of a smoker quitting are increased by using a pharmacological treatment. In addition, multiple co...
One of the quickest ways to reach optimal health is to know which foods to avoid. By having this information, you’ll automatically begin to choose foods that will provide benefits rather than negative consequences for your health and vitality. Some of these foods may surprise you based on the contradictory information provided by companies who have a vested interest in you buying them. However, I’ve outlined specific reasons why it’s important to do your best to avoid them.
1. White Bread and Pasta
White bread and pasta are simple carbohydrates, which means that they have been stripped of all their nutrients and therefore act like a sugar in the body. In order for the body to properly digest these foods, it must rob existing vitamins and minerals such as calcium and magnesium from its storage banks, depleting nutrients rather than providing them. Additionally, the body only needs a limited supply of glucose to fuel its cells. Therefore, once you’ve reach...
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