The weather is getting hotter, for those of you who live in Texas it has been beyond hot!
During the hot summer months it is very important to keep replenishing our own bodies’ water supply more frequently and your Pantry Supplies agent. Keeping well hydrated is especially important for children, seniors and women with PMS. Water keeps our bodies running smoothly, aiding in proper digestion and cooling in the heat of summer. Children are constantly on the go, they need plenty of water to keep their bodies cool.
Unfortunately water isn’t usually the drink of choice, encourage them to drink as much water as possible and offer sparkling water with fruit essence instead of sugar laden soda. During PMS a woman’s body is compromised by a hormonal imbalance, not having enough water sets up another stress for her body to overcome. It is very important for everyone young and old, male and female to drink at least nine eight ounces glasses of water everyday and more in the heat of the summer.
I will never forget the first hot day when my husband came home from working on a roof all day and drank a 20 ounce bottle of water. His arms began to glisten and he started sweating sitting in the shade on our porch. He had run out of water and there wasn’t any water source on the job site yet. His body responded to the water, flushing the stored heat and toxin build up of the day by sweating almost as soon as the water had passed his lips. I had never seen anything quite like it.
Now he brings several bottles of water to work with him so he won’t run out. Water retention is caused by too much salt not by drinking more water. It’s good to flush out our bodies with water, we flush out toxins at the same time. Drinking plenty of water will also help curb your appetite and aid in your skins ability to regain its shape during weight loss.
Make a habit of taking water with you wherever you go. Keep a plastic sports bottle in your car, at work, and carry one when you’re exercising. When the weather really heats up, fill your sports bottle one third with water and place in the freezer over night. Fill it up to the top with water in the morning and enjoy ice-cold water all day. Water is also excellent to help get rid of a headache. Sit down with a tall glass of water. Room temperature is best for this. Take a sip and swallow slowly. Close your eyes and relax. Spend about five minutes drinking the rest of the water in the same way. It really helps to calm your body and relax the muscles in your face and neck where tension can add to your headache.
Dehydration is the common cause of a lot of headaches. I have found this to be very useful in getting rid of headaches. My daughter had a headache one day, but has trouble swallowing aspirin. I suggested she try this technique. She thought it sounded a little silly. But given the choice of swallowing a pill or drinking water slowly she opted for the water. As much as she hated to admit mom was right her headache was gone in fifteen minutes and she was back outside playing.