Friday, April 15, 2011

Water, Water, What?

Make sure you get 64 to 96 ounces of water per day throughout the day.  I have read some articles that suggest people tend to reach for food when they are actually thirsty and don’t realize it.  Why?  There is water in our food also (cucumbers, watermelon, apples, tomatoes, etc.).  

Now don’t do anything stupid like try to drink it all your water in one sitting.  It will throw off your electrolyte balance.  You can throw off your salt balance, and it can kill you.  It is called hyponatremia.  (Hypona Whatta?  Read the link.  I’m not making this up.)  Pace yourself.