It is a fact that we need water to survive, but why have you been drinking the alloted 62oz. of water, and you still feel thirsty?
If you think about it when water is referenced from a Spiritual or religious standpoint the literature speaks of water as being purifying and cleansing. Purification reduces body mass. Water removes toxins as well as some of the good things like healthy oils, vitamins and minerals if your cells are unable to retain moisture. This means the 62oz. of water rule only works if your cells are properly hydrated. Keeping your cells healthy can be even more difficult in Pitta and Vata aggravating climate, such as places that are dry, windy or hot.
Are My Cells Healthy?
To keep your cells healthy, you need to eat *healthy oils and omegas as well as externally applying healthy oils in the form of Abhyanga. Healthy cells allow water in and out and retain the proper amount of moisture/suppleness in your skin. If you try to rub oil into your skin and it doesn’t sink in , or you have post nasal drip, your cells need more moisture. (Note:Keeping your cells hydrated is not the same as bloating.)
*Healthy Oils and Omegas – avocado Oil, Olive Oil, Ghee, Sesame Seed Oil, Salmon, Chia Seeds, Hemp Seeds.
Beverages for Staying Hydrated:
(These beverages are recommended for people with Pitta and Vata who have trouble staying hydrated. )
Recharge is a natural Gatorade you can make your own by diluting juice and water, and add a pinch of salt.
Herbal Tea– helps your cells stay hydrated Mint is cooling. Hibiscus is great for helping you feel quenched. Chamomile is grounding and a natural antihistamine (helps with allergies).
Coconut Water-is not only a demulcent, but it also helps as an anti-inflamatory.
What do you use to stay hydrated? Let me know in the comments below