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Why Is Water Healthy
'Til urine clear.: We all need to drink enough water so that our urine is nearly clear. In the elderly, because the connective tissue underneath their skin breaks down so much, their insensate losses of water are greater so they may require regular water intake, as long as any present medical conditions don't prohibit liberal intake of water. ...Read more
You can put a: Slice of lemon or lime into the water. It's very refreshing. Also, strawberries or other fruits work well. Experiment and enjoy. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Neither: Tap water in virtually all parts of the country is safe to drink. If you have a well or spring, and your water has not been tested, then you should submit a sample for testing, but all city water is tested to make sure it is safe to drink. ...Read more
Not especially: If you are fasting for a day for religious or spiritual reasons, then you should be ok as long as you don't have diseases like diabetes or hypoglycemia. If you're trying to lose weight, this won't help as your body will slow metabolism. For bowel health is unnecessary as bowel constantly clearing things our, even during sleep. See your doc for specifics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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What can I eat that Is healthy after one full day of fasting (I had no food and no water) ?
Balanced diet : Your best bet is always a balanced diet ... Higher in fruits and vegetables and low in refined sugars with some protein. Don't forget to drink plenty of water (always a good rule is 1/2 of your body weight (kg) = # of ounces of water you should have daily). Hope that helps! ...Read more
What are the benefits of eating a beet everyday? Is eating a raw beet healthier as compared to boiled in plain unsalted water?
It depends,,: Beets have unrefined, natural sugar, which may be healthier than artificial sweeteners and refined sugar in sweets. As to if it's better boiled vs. Raw, it depends on if the raw one has come into contact with anything that could contaminate it like bacteria and cause you sickness. Generally it's better to wash vegetables before they're eaten. ...Read more
Probably neutral: Bottled water is advertised as if it is somehow healthier than tap water and contains less impurities. Most municipal water is pure enough and in testing frequently is more pure than is bottled water. And much of what is in bottled water is tap water. So use bottled water for the convenience but not for any alleged health effects. ...Read more
I think so: What's unhealthy is allowing yourself to be frightened by everything you read on the internet. Just as every fruit and vegetable has somebody calling it a 'superfood' that cures everything, so every technology has someone claiming it causes a huge variety of illnesses. I hope you can see through this. None of my personal physician friends worry about these things, though a few colleagues here do. ...Read more
Electrolytes Hydrate: Coconut water is a good source of potassium and other electrolytes and gives better hydration than water alone. Raw coconut water also has enzymes that may have (unproven) benefits. I was recently interviewed for a good article that explores this topic: http://www.Santacruz.Com/news/2013/07/09/coconut_water_everything_its_cracked_up_to_be. ...Read more
BS: They make a lot of money to promote "purified" water. No evidence. ...Read more
Possibly: Certain doctors in alternative medical community have information & clinical reports about efficacy, for health, of alkaline water. Orthodox medical doctors are mostly unstudied & not interested in this concept. Positive statements about subject would likely arouse ire of an host of physicians, thereby rendering official answer of "not proven". For example is only 1topic tags to post below. ...Read more
Aim for 5: There are some medical conditions that would change this answer (examples: heart failure, kidney failure), but in general aim for about 5 glasses of water a day. And of course that should be a part of an otherwise healthy diet with plenty of veggie's as well as regular exercise. Glad you're thinking about this! ...Read more
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