You see that cutie patootie across the room and you go, “Oh my gawd, my ovaries…” Well, CHILL and quench yourself. Please. You’re not only thirsty, but maybe going through some dehydration. We can mayyyybe talk about them cuties another time, but not today.
Like, look. I get it because I was once parched on the land of dirt and rocks, but I eventually found my way to the water. (thank u Jesus)
Today, my friend, is some other type of thirsty talk, and that is WATER RELATED ONLY.
The last lecture I sat in, we dug a bit into what water does for you. I’m sure you know it’s more useful than keeping your mouth feeling great and your pee flowing out. I’ve also decided to keep it simple here just for awareness’ sake. ALWAYS see a doctor if you’re feeling some type of way. Reading online is no way to diagnose anything!
I want to share what I’ve learned though because it’s too often we overlook the importance of the simple drinkie drink – water. Many of our discomforts stem from dehydration, and I don’t believe we give enough credit to what water can do for us! After all, we are made up of 70% water. It only makes sense that we feel amazing when we are well-hydrated.
The image below contains some health conditions related to water shortage in the body.
Oh snap, you say water is just plain boring? Well, today’s your lucky day. Be thirsty no more.
There are quite a few ways you can make sure your body is staying hydrated.
- Aguamelon (it’s pronounced “watermelon”)– over 90% water.
- Cucumber – over 95% water. Seen this amazing video?
- Lettuce – over 95% water.
- Bell peppers – 90% water.
So there you have it – just a few examples of high water content foods you can easily add into your diet!
And while we’re on the topic of your thirsty self (wait, what?), I want to emphasize the importance of checking your municipal water. I was chugging tap water like it was some miracle liquid all throughout my sophomore and junior year of undergrad, and then I had a rude awakening. My professor from environmental health class told us there are loads of chemicals in the tap (like arsenic!!).
It’s no coincidence I noticed horizontal ridges on my fingernails earlier that year and thought maybe I had vitamin deficiencies. But NO, I’m CONVINCED it was the water. My fingernail ridges smoothed out a few months after moving out of town. I was also taking vitamin supplements for those I thought I might have been missing from my diet, but none of them helped.
Long story short, (1) my nails are now cute as as can be (2) drink filtered water when you can unless you’re absolutely sure of your city’s tap water safety. More importantly, it doesn’t have to be 5pm to do so 😉 DRINK DRINK DRINK UP!!!