You Could Be Chronically Dehydrated and Not Even Know It!
Filed under: Hydration
What’s the difference between a raisin and a grape?
You’re probably thinking that’s a silly question, and you’re wondering what it has to do with your health and fitness. But just humor us here. The difference between a raisin and a grape is that raisins are basically dehydrated grapes, right? When you dry a grape, it shrivels up and becomes wrinkly. It becomes a raisin.
Now consider this: The cells in your body react in the very same way, when deprived of adequate hydration! Not only does your skin become dry and wrinkly, but you feel physical effects as well. Dehydration leaves you tired, cranky, and feeling just plain miserable.
Did you know that most of us are walking around chronically dehydrated? And here’s why: According to Nobel Prize-winning research, our cells can only absorb water molecules when they’re arranged in a single file line. Picture a crowd of people trying to cram themselves through a doorway, as opposed to entering it in an orderly fashion. Which method works better?
Unfortunately, the molecules in the water we drink are not arranged in a single file fashion. Instead, they’re clumped together, making it difficult for your body to properly absorb adequate hydration. Even if you’re drinking that prerequisite 8 glasses of water per day, you are probably still dehydrated!
So what can you do about that? Check out the following video for more information on how to correctly hydrate each and every cell in your body.