Just a quick post on hydration. And no, not juice, tea, carbonated drinks, or Gatorade. Water. Just good ol' H2O.
No one is going to argue about the importance of water. We know we need water to live, and it's good for our health and our appearance.
Here are two more interesting facts about hydration:
1. Digestion is slowed on a dehydrated system. Water helps speed up gastric emptying, which means that our food is digested more efficiently and will less chance of fermentation and putrefaction.
2. The uptake of glucose from the bloodstream is more efficient on a hydrated system. Glucose is more efficiently shuttled into cells, which enhances the cells' metabolic function.