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Nature’s Important Ingredient: Water

Mar 3, 2020 | All Posts, Wellness

Water is one of the necessary elements for optimal physiological function including the vocal cords.  Water makes up about 60 – 70% of your body’s weight and is necessary for your survival. Water helps to digest food through saliva and gastric secretions, eliminate toxic waste, lubricates joints and vocal muscles as well as cushions organs and tissues. Symptoms of dehydration may include:

– Fatigue 

– Increased thirst 

– Headache 

– Excessive clearing of your throat 

– Dry mouth 

– Dark yellow urine 

– Dry or scratchy throat 

– Dizziness

Hydration is a consistent daily process. Throughout the day you experience water loss through urination, sweat and bowel movements. And, drinking water before your event or speaking engagement is not enough to keep you well hydrated. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine makes the following recommendation regarding an adequate daily fluid intake:

– Men: About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids daily

– Women: About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids daily

Water consumption can be achieved through the foods and drinks you eat. Examples of foods with high water content are celery, melon, cabbage, grapes and zucchini. Also, try non-drying teas such as  Traditional Medicinals Tea Throat Coat Lemon to help with hydration minus the added sugars. To help with keeping yourself hydrated throughout the day start with a drinking schedule. For example, drink a glass of water upon awakening and 30 minutes before and after meals.

Mary L. Washington

 Pharmacist  |  Voiceover Artist  | Singer 

PHARMtainment Productions, LLC

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