Did you know that we are all made up of about 70% water?
The average person can lose up to 10 cups of water a day through:
- Flushing of toxins
- Using the facilities
Our bodies are in constant need of hydration in order for our major organs to function properly like our muscles, joints and brain. This is why it is important to constantly hydrate throughout the day. Dehydration can cause a number of health issues such as headaches, constipation and kidney problems. But did you know that becoming dehydrated can also cause you joint pain?
Keeping hydrated is a must for healthy joints and you can do so by drinking water and/or tea (green, black and white). Doing so allows your body to flush out its toxins which can actually help fight inflammation. Drinking enough water can help keep your joints lubricated and even prevent gout attacks.
Benefits of Hydration for Healthy Joints:
Joint pain is no laughing matter. It’s not something you can ignore and it will go away. Whether you live with arthritis, gout or any other joint pain condition, keeping yourself hydrated will help you in the following ways:
- It will help alleviate other symptoms that come with autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, including dizziness and constipation.
- Keeping hydrated will encourage your body to grow new cells within your cartilage tissue and this carries nutrients to your joints.
- Drinking the recommended daily allowance of water will help keep all of your joints lubricated and help prevent against any gout attacks.
- Drink water will help flus out any toxins in your body and this too helps in the fight against inflammation.
- Water helps in the production of synovial fluid. Synovial fluid can be found in the spaces/gaps between your joints. This in turn helps reduce the level of friction between joints and helps with overall movement.
Habits to Help You Keep Hydrated:
As silly as this sounds, some of us will need to develop a habit of drinking more water and/or tea. Because the simple matter ism many of us forget or don’t drink enough so with that in mind, here are a few great ways to develop this positive habit.
- Try best to avoid drinks that have diuretic effects such as coffee and alcohol.
- Drink little and often – making water and/or tea the priority and not the afterthought is important.
- Try to eat fresh foods with a high water content. This would include the likes of cucumbers, lettuce, melon, tomatoes.
- Monitor the colour of your urine. If it’s dark with a strong sell, this could be a sign to increase your water intake.
- When out of the house, bring a reusable bottle of water with you and drink little amounts often.
- If all else fails, add some hourly reminders to your phone to drink up and soon you won’t need the alarm.
One way you can make drinking more fluids easier is with the Uccello Kettle. With its sleek design and snazzy look, you’ll want to pop the kettle on all the time.