Water is incredibly important to our health. Immensely important. It’s absolutely vital in order for our cells to thrive. But the thing is: It’s not about the amount of water we drink. It’s about the amount of water that actually gets absorbed by our cells.
Have you ever found yourself drinking glass upon glass of water, and still feeling incredibly dehydrated? Same. I recently brought this up to my wonderful natural doctor, as this has been really baffling – and frustrating – to me for years.
Her advice was to add a pinch of high-quality pink Himilayan salt into every glass of water before drinking it. She informed me that sometimes a body doesn’t exactly know how to handle the pure water that it’s been given. The water seems to enter the body and go right back out, without giving the cells the hydration they need. When water has a bit of Himilayan salt in it, the body senses the minerals it contains and it absorbs them – along with the water – right into its cells.
After doing a bit of research, I found that what hydration really comes down to is a healthy balance of water, minerals, and essential fatty acids within the body. While minerals help transport water to the cells, essential fatty acids help create healthy cell membranes, which hold in moisture.
In addition to using Himilayan salt in your water, you can make sure you’re getting the minerals, protein, and fatty acids you need by eating lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. Chia seeds are especially helpful, as they can hold up to 12 times their weight in water! A perfect reason to make this incredible chocolate chia seed superfood pudding.
+ Has anyone else ever struggled with keeping their bodies hydrated? Let us know your tips!