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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Good Stuff

Water. You should drink half of your weight in ounces each day.
Also, any soda, coffee or alcohol you drink should be flushed out of your system with twice as much water. So if you grab a venti latte while you are out and about, plan on downing 40 oz of water just to balance your coffee intake plus "half your weight in ounces". To cut to the chase: Your pee should be "clear & copious" in the words of survival expert Codi Lundin (Lun-deen). Codi is the hard core, primitive survival expert in America today. We like him 'round here. Anyhow, back to the topic at hand - Are you drinking enough water? It's just a simple reminder, most of us aren't and it really does a body good.

Tips for increasing your water intake:

Don't wait until you are thirsty to reach for water, keep a cup or nalgene nearby all day and sip on it regularly.

Cut your juices 50/50 with water; it'll give you more of the good stuff and you'll be consuming less sugar. Once you get used to this, you won't even want to drink juice straight, promise.

If you just really don't like water, get in the habit of drinking herbal teas. The brisk fall weather has arrived, and there's nothing more comforting than a steamy cuppa goodness. We love Mighty Leaf teas, specifically the Citrus Chamomile and the African Nectar teas.

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