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One Reason to Stay Hydrated


During this lockdown, many of us found ourselves eating more convenience foods and snacks instead of healthier choices. Foods higher in sugar — usually accompanied by fat, sodium and preservatives — became more popular as we found ourselves stuck at home with nothing to do but eat. Fortunately, simply drinking more water helps our bodies reduce the negative effects of sugary foods. 

While this seems like common sense, recent research provides compelling evidence supporting the importance of proper hydration.

Excessive consumption of sugar leads to a variety of health issues — including heart disease, obesity and diabetes — but a new study reveals that eating too many sugary foods leads to build-up of toxic molecules in the body.

Researchers discovered the accumulation of uric acid by examining fruit flies, which share many biological similarities to humans. In both flies and humans, uric acid is a waste product resulting from the breakdown of purines which are foundations of plant and animal DNA. An abundance of purine breakdown often causes arthritis or heart disease. Uric acid resulting from purine deterioration also may crystalize into kidney stones.

By giving the flies more water, researchers found they could reduce the accumulation of uric acid and subsequently stave off the negative health effects of a high-sugar diet. 

Researchers also discovered similar results to the fly study when analyzing high-sugar consumption in humans. Study co-author Professor Christoph Kaleta expanded parallels between the findings, saying: “Strikingly, just like flies, we found that dietary sugar intake in humans was associated with worse kidney function and higher levels of purine in the blood.”

This does not mean that water completely erases sugar’s negative effects. Eating too much sugar is still unhealthy, but drinking water can offset some of its detrimental effects, including the build-up of toxic material in our bodies. The next time you find yourself reaching for a sugary snack, keep a bottle of water nearby. Your body will appreciate the hydration.

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Reasons To Stay Hydrated In Summer


During the hot summer months, proper hydration becomes difficult. The heat and humidity of summer raises your body temperature and the amount you sweat.

Due to the high heat and humidity combined with increased outside activity, everyone needs to drink more water during summer to avoid dehydration. Dehydration leads to mental fatigue and a decrease in the effectiveness of many bodily functions. Drink more water to avoid dehydration, but also to gain the benefits of hydration.

Staying hydrated offers many benefits, including:


  • Improves Your Mood: Drinking plenty of water refreshes you and energizes you for your day. Stay hydrated to get a boost of energy throughout your daily activities.



  • Boosts Brain Power: Stay alert and avoid fatigue by keeping hydrated. Hydration stabilizes blood pressure, which governs blood flow to the brain. Steady blood flow to the brain keeps your brain functioning clearly.  Keep your brain alert by drinking more water.



  • Cleanses Your Body: Water aids in digestion, skin smoothness and the lubrication of joints and muscles. Keep your body strong and healthy by staying hydrated.



  • Accelerates Weight Loss: When you feel hungry, you may actually be thirsty. When you drink water, you feel more full and decrease your appetite, stopping you from eating too much. Water also increases your metabolism to help you break down food more quickly.



  • Replenishes Fluids After Exercise: During the heat of summer, your body will sweat more during exercise or activity outdoors. Be sure to drink more water when you exercise outside to replenish the extra fluids you are losing.


Keep hydrated and drink plenty of water to maintain wellness during the heat of summer. Make sure to keep plenty of water around your home and on your person at all times to remind you to drink water throughout the day. It you make drinking more water a habit, you will benefit greatly.

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Why Purified Water Is Better


While drinking purified water emerged as a mainstream trend years ago, the recent proliferation of social media awareness continues to spread this practice across the globe.

Multiple health bloggers and celebrities readily endorse drinking water that’s been purified, over regular tap water. This begs the question — is purified water actually better, and if so, what are the benefits?

Companies purify bottled water by processing it through a treatment plant meant to remove chlorine and distilled solids – such as magnesium – that float in water. Tap water dirities naturally by travelling through city pipes into our homes and offices. When flowing quickly, tap water absorbs sand, dirt and other substances we don’t need – or want – in our bodies. Purifying water removes these contaminants, ensuring the water you drink is clean, healthy and in its purest form.

Drinking purified water assures that the vital minerals you need to function are present in the water you’re drinking. Purified water removes harmful bacteria that otherwise can lead to sickness, stomach pain and nausea. Chlorine disinfects water, making it smell and taste cleaner. In fact, purified water is scientifically labelled as such due to its lack of impurities. Water that contains high levels of contaminants is not considered “purified”.

Many commonly mistake filtered water for purified water. However, this is not the case. Purified water goes through a process of double filteration, usually seen as reverse-osmosis, distillation or deionization. These additional purification processes create a water that has regained its truest form, untouched by outside factors.

Drinking purified water helps maintain a protective barrier around your skin, working to defend your body’s largest organ from impurities that wish to invade. Drinking water assists in positive mental and physical health, as well as benefiting your digestion and colon tracks.

Even though purified water does remove harmful contaminants, it should not make up your entire daily water consumption.

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