Chronic dehydration can cause a number of symptoms including allergies, asthma, colitis, constipation, arthritis, and chronic pain. Cellular dehydration is a major cause of disease. Hydration is an important part of maintaining a healthy body, because minerals in the water maintain the proper levels of electrolytes and hydrate your cells. Balancing fluids and electrolytes is necessary for the electrical charge and pH of the cells.
Some people may have on oversupply of electrolytes. They may have high blood pressure or edema and stress on the heart and kidneys, and they are most likely dehydrated. They should avoid tap water that is treated with fluoride and chlorine.
Other people may have an under supply of electrolytes. They may have low blood pressure and kidney problems. An electrolyte insufficiency could be due to a lack of certain mineral salts, so these people will not do well on reverse osmosis water or distilled water. They must hydrate with water and electrolytes.
There are a number of studies out now that support hydrating with gel water as the best way to hydrate at the cellular level, better than just drinking plain water. We can make our own gel water quite easily at home. Take 32 oz of a good quality water, squeeze in the juice of one lemon or lime, and add 2 tbsp of chia seeds. Let it sit for a few minutes, keep it stirred, and drink.
Another way to include gel water is to have a green smoothie every day. You can make a healthy green smoothie with water, leafy greens, frozen berries, banana, chia seeds, lemon, cucumber, and an apple or pear. Cucumbers, apples, and pears supply gel water and fiber to help you absorb the water.
This morning, when I finally woke up from my thirsty dream, I did make a large glass of gel water using water from the hot springs, juice of one lemon, and 2 Tbsp of chia seeds.
|Everything it takes to make your own gel water.|
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|Janis and Travis|