"Is there a pill I can take that will make me lose weight, give me a boost of energy, improve my mood, clear up my skin, and prevent disease?" You laugh, but this is the number 1 question I get asked when I tell people what I do. My answer is always, I wish! Maybe one day I will invent one and retire.
Until then, I do have one tip that is the closest thing to a one-stop-shop nutrition pill: drink water.
Do you want to lose weight? Drink water. It will help you eat less by making you feel full.
Are you trying to perform your best on the sports field? Drink water. Your muscles need adequate fluids to work well.
Do you want to think clearly and be productive at work so you can finish that big project? Drink water. Not drinking enough water can impair your attention span and memory by shrinking your brain tissue.
Have you tried all the latest creams and moisturizers hoping it will give you that youthful glow? Drinking water will improve your skin complexion by preventing dehydration which makes your skin look dry and wrinkled.
At the end of the day do you want to be in a good mood when you are with those that matter most to you (instead of being short and snippy)? Drinking water will prevent mild dehydration which has been shown to negatively impact mood.
Do you want to avoid getting that annoying cold this fall season. Staying hydrated can boost your immune system and help fight off the common cold.
Do you struggle with the afternoon slump where you lose focus and motivation? 70% of your brain is water. Keeping it fueled properly is critical to having your best energy throughout the day.
Now that you have more than enough reasons to always carry your water bottle, you may be wondering how much water should you drink? The quick answer is half of your body weight in ounces.
Don't love the way water tastes? Try adding a slice of lemon or orange. Add frozen blueberries to your water for a little flavor.
Maybe, just maybe, drinking water is actually even better than popping a pill - for it is cheaper and more accessible than the latest and greatest cure all pills on the market. You don’t need a prescription to improve your health, you just need your favorite water bottle filled to the brim with the good stuff, simple and pure water!