Health Hints: 6 Surprising Energy Zappers
If you're sick and tired of feeling, well, you know, find out why your energy levels are so low and vow to make a health change -- or six
Do you necessarily need to drink those mythical eight glasses of water a day? No. But do make sure you are getting enough of it, especially if you are sweating or are exposed to excessive heat or dry air (e.g. airplane flights). Sports drinks and designer waters are fine (studies have shown that, paradoxically, sodium helps your body rehydrate), but be aware (and beware) of the sugar and calories many of these beverages contain.
Also, Simpson notes, "If you are consuming water, choosing foods in their natural form, such as fruits and vegetables and minimizing diuretics such as coffee and alcohol, then [you] can generally attain a healthy water balance." So, you can get your water flat or bubbly or from fruits and their juices, just don't count the water in your coffee or your scotch and soda.
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