WWB’s Beauty Food of the Week is your body’s BFF and it is an important nutrient we often take for granted. But like important best friends, we shouldn’t take water for granted, because every ‘system’ in our body counts on water to function. We focus a lot on skin but we can’t ever forget that the health and the beauty of our skin is dependent on all our other ‘systems’ functioning well. There are many hard-core believers who swear that water is a true beauty elixir. Hydrating for better skin does make sense because your skin is 64 percent water. Yet, there’s very little research out there to back up water as a ‘skin treatment’ or declare it a myth. This maybe because pharmaceutical companies can’t really patent and sell water, and researchers are hard-pressed to find anyone to actually fund studies on its benefit. But we know what we know, don’t we World Wise Beauty!
Let’s get back to the ‘beauty from the inside out’ basics, water is fuel for your life. Just like you stop and fill up for a tank of gas, so that your car runs properly without stalling, water does the same for your body. The human body is designed to function on nutrients from food and water. One of my favorite books is ‘Eat Pretty’ –Nutrition for Beauty From the Inside Out, and the nutrition expert, Jolene Hart calls water, ‘the forgotten nutrient’. She emphasizes in her book, how essential water is to bodily functions like metabolism and nutrient absorption. I agree with Jolene and believe this is where we find the true value of water when it comes to achieving beautiful skin. Dehydration is the obvious first offender to show up on our skin and when that happens stress hormones are released. Oh No! But what I find really key in the book, is Jolene explains how the body hydrates even more efficiently when we eat our water from foods. A beautiful delivery system of nutrients great for you skin can be found in many fruits and vegetables. Take a look!
So, staying hydrated is pretty important for your skin and body, and there is no doubt that we should be drinking it everyday. How many glasses you choose to drink is really dependent on your body and lifestyle. If you exercise vigorously and lose water through sweating, you will require more water. If you drink a lot of caffeinated beverages, you will also need to drink more water. Caffeine dehydrates so know your limits! I know there are many of you who just don’t like the taste of water, well today I want to make a WWB ‘Ideal Find’ special recommendation. While working in the ‘spa world’, I came across a company called ‘Pure Inventions’ who make liquid supplements and extracts to add to your water. This is a great way to get yourself drinking more water and sneaking in some vitamins if you don’t take them or eat enough fruit and vegetables.
Two lovely ladies who happen to be Certified Nutritionist developed this line to help busy people living hectic lifestyles achieve wellness with an easy and convenient delivery system, that you can just add to water. They are really the pioneers in ‘nutraceutical drinks’ (infusing liquids with nutritional ingredients). All of their product lines (Specialty Solutions, Green Tea Extracts, Antioxidant Super Fruits) in the Pure Inventions collection are delicious tasting, all natural, and have no calories, no caffeine, no artificial sweeteners, no preservatives or alcohol and are gluten- free. Doesn’t that sound great! As the summer heats up, I can tell you there are so many creative ‘ healthy summer cocktails’ you can create for yourself and friends sitting by the pool! Anyone for a Tropical Teatini? Visit their website and BTW, they are having a sale to celebrate GLOBAL WELLNESS DAY coming up this Saturday! Below I share a little Water Wisdom for living a beautiful life. 😉