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Water and Anti Aging

Water is life. Without water we have no life.

Water is the greatest anti ageing tool we have. Without adequate water in the body we dehydrate,  our skin wrinkles and dries out. How much do we take water for granted? And best of all it is free.

Water is a fantastic diet tool but how many people take advantage of, or realise that huge benefit. Drink a glass of water half an hour before meals and you will not eat as much and feel full sooner. Drink another glass 2 hours after eating and the munchies will be reduced.

Often what we interpret as hunger is the body calling out for water - hydration. Try it and see. But wait there's more. After a couple of weeks of regularly increasing your water intake to 2 litres plus a day  your skin will change too. The tone will be clearer and feel firmer. Next time you start to feel peckish have a glass of water instead.  When you realise you are thirsty the dehydration has already begun so don't delay.

When drinking  extra water regularly, many people who suffer from redness of the face will see their complexion clearing. There is a very simple reason for this. They are changing the pH in the body from acidic to alkaline.

Coffee, alcohol and soft drinks are all acid beverages. Always drink a glass of water afterward to offset the dehydrating effects.

Last week I was reading an article on Rosacea and it  mentioned that the pH of bottled water is lower (more acidic) than tap water. I tested this on Brisbane water and sure enough that was the case. Anyone I've asked has also been ignorant of this little gem. Apparently it is a preservative issue??

Ideally we should drink alkaline water which is 7+ (7.4-7.6 is best).  The bottled water tested was 6.4. With todays fast food diets acid stomachs are becoming the norm  with the associated problems of obesity, diabetes, digestive issues and skin problems.

In terms of pH, 7 is neutral, below 7 acid and over 7 alkaline. To help remember  the difference. Little number = bad little word  - acid. Ideally we drink alkaline water and apply slightly acid products on our face and body. The best place for bottled water is to wash your face with it!

Skin is the largest organ of the body and reflects what is happening in the body.  A beautiful complexion and a healthy body are great companions.

Think twice about regularly drinking bottled water. Apart from being grossly overpriced it is not your best option. Different brands of bottled water do vary but why bother except for occasional convenience, spending money when you can fill a bottle anywhere with healthier water free.

Install a water filter at your home and drink pure healthy water regularly and take a bottle when you go out.

For those who suffer from Rosacea or any skin condition water is one of  your best friends. Acidity is very common and we can dilute the acid by drinking much more water. Redness will be reduced and toxins will be expelled from the body more quickly. The colon will thank you too. A clean colon is a less toxic body.

I can't rave on enough about the benefits of a well hydrated body for anti aging, obesity and best health.

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