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Why plain water won’t properly hydrate you

Glynis Barber Diet & Nutrition, Health 1 Comment

You would think that drinking plenty of water through the day would fully hydrate you, wouldn’t you?

There are, however, a few crucial points to consider.

Firstly, as mentioned in my book The In-Sync Diet, co-written with nutritionist Fleur Borrelli, it’s important to drink larger amounts when thirsty, rather than taking little sips through the day. Little sips will not fully hydrate cells even if you are drinking a large amount of water in a day.

The second thing to consider is what you are drinking.

Plain water in large quantities can dehydrate you

This is because it will flush the salts and electrolytes out of your body.

We are salty beings and cry salty tears and sweat out salt. It’s very important to replace these salts. This will also ensure that the water is retained in the cells rather than being lost with our urine. You can either add a pinch of natural sea salt to a glass of water or you can add electrolytes. I tend to do a bit of both. I try and start every day with a big glass of lemon water with a pinch of salt. In very hot weather or after an intense workout, I will use electrolytes.

Beware of electrolyte drinks that contain sugar

They can also contain other unwanted ingredients. We don’t want sugar or artificial sweeteners in our water.

I can recommend a top notch electrolyte drink called H3O Hydration

In a recent video, I spoke to Rejuvenated founder, Kathryn Danzey, about the 3 products she created specially geared toward giving skin a major boost. Hydration was very much part of that. One of her top selling products, the recipient of many awards, is H3O Hydration that is sugar free, filled with electrolytes that provide long lasting cellular hydration with a few skin boosting ingredients added in.

You can check it out and all the other Rejuvenated products on the GLYNIS LOVES page:


To find out more have a watch of my video:


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