Our immune system is literally run by hydration. Nature made hydration both our energy and sanitation system and we need extra protection in a time of pandemics. Yet we can’t keep drinking more and more water. Where will we get all that extra hydration?
Gina Bria, founder of the Hydration Foundation and hydration expert, has taught us the the body is better able to utilize “structured water” and the best place to get that is from fruits and veggies.
The gel water in fruits and vegetables is structured by nature, more nutritious, and guess what, more hydrating than liquids because it is packed with fibers to help water absorb not just flash flood through, and also full of nutrients.
Ranging between 80 to 98% gel water by volume, plants are nature’s perfect biological packaging of nutrients and hydration. The next time you eat a fruit or a vegetable, it is a form of water. Water rich foods are nutrient rich, packed with antioxidants, proteins with their amino acids, and vitamins. They also carry minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium, which when activated by the electrical charge in water are then known as electrolytes that we need for energy.. We need this fuel not only for biological nutrition but also for cognition, judgement, and mood. And get this, because of the fiber in plants, the water stays in our system longer because we absorb it more slowly. It’s a triple play of hydrating health: pure nature’s water, absorbent fiber, and not only needed nutrients but electrolytes!
Thanks to Gina Bria!
Anthropologist / Educator / Consultant /Founder,
The Hydration Foundation