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Coffee Doesn’t Actually Count Toward Your Daily Water Intake

 

My husband is of the belief that his cups of coffee per day also count as his eight cup requirement for the day but I beg to differ and this article confirms it. You still need to consume 8 – 10 glasses of water per day for proper hydration. Coffee of course has other benefits so drink up that aromatic kick ass pleasurable moment.

 

According to Courtney Schuchmann, MS, RD, LDN,” coffee may actually have a dehydrating effect on our bodies if we don’t consume enough water in addition to it. Schuchmann does not recommend cutting coffee out of our daily routine since it has many possible health benefits such as “reduced risk of colorectal cancer, improved bowel movements, and improved liver regeneration for those with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NASH).” She suggests we continue with our daily coffee consumption “since studies have found that individuals who drink more coffee per day typically have lower incidence of the above mentioned diseases,” but to ensure that if our goal is to drink eight to 10 cups of water a day, that our coffee intake is in addition to that.”

Dr. Susan Lark on Kangen Water®
“Drinking four to six glasses of alkaline water a day will help to neutralize over acidity and over time will help to restore your buffering ability. Alkaline water should be used when conditions of over acidity develop, such as cold, flu or bronchitis. Like vitamins C, E and Beta Carotene, alkaline water acts as an antioxidant because of its excess supply of free electrons. This can help the body against the development of heart disease, strokes, immune dysfunctions, and other common ailments.”
 
“The benefits of the alkaline water created through electrolysis far exceed just its ability to gently raise the pH of the cells and tissues of the body and to neutralize acids. Because the alkaline water has gained a significant number of free electrons through the electrolysis process, it is able to donate these electrons to active oxygen free radicals in the body, thereby becoming a super antioxidant. By donating its excess free electrons, alkaline water is able to block the oxidation of normal tissue by free oxygen radicals.”
 
Dr. Susan Lark is one of the foremost authorities in the fields of clinical nutrition and preventive medicine. A graduate of Northwestern University Medical School, she has served on the clinical faculty of Stanford University Medical School, and taught in their Division of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Lark is a distinguished clinician, author, lecturer and innovative product developer. Through her extensive clinical experience, she has been an innovator in the use of self-care treatments such as diet, nutrition, exercise and stress management techniques in the field of women’s health, and has lectured extensively throughout the United States on topics in preventive medicine. She is the author of 13 best-selling books on women’s health including The Chemistry of Success.
 Coffee may actually be hydrating, according to Dr. Luiza Petre, a board-certified cardiologist. “It seems hydration is not offset by the diuretic effect of coffee. Our body quickly compensates for the caffeine, so coffee has an overall hydrating effect.” However, she does not recommend making coffee our only source of hydration and adds that that we should consume no more than three to four cups (and no more than 400 mg of caffeine) a day.
If we’re pouring in sugary additives or full-fat milk, our coffee may not be as healthy or hydrating. The best way to drink your coffee is black, and if that’s too much to handle, try adding some cinnamon or a touch of honey for added sweetness.
 
 
So the end story is you still need to drink 8 – 10 glasses of water as well as your coffee and of course I recommend Kangen Water especially for  that  extra boost to the taste.  You will notice the difference between tap water and Kangen water.
To read up on this go to my website and I am in New Zealand at the moment so if you need to know more you can contact me at +64 276167301

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Drinking coffee can help cut the risk of cancer

Drinking coffee can cut the risk of cancer

DRINKING three to five cups of coffee a day reduces the risk of liver cancer, scientists have found.
By MARK REYNOLDS
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

It can also cut the risk of cirrhosis and liver disease by up to 70 percent.

A review of American and Italian research concluded that “moderate” consumption slashed the risk of liver cancer by 40 percent compared with those who did not drink any coffee – with more cups giving more protection.

It found coffee was associated with an even greater reduction in the risk of cirrhosis, of between 25 and 70 percent.

The risk of chronic liver disease was reduced by 25 to 30 percent in low coffee consumers and up to 65 percent in those who drank a lot. Coffee protects the liver due to a combination of effects caused by its constituents, the review team concluded.

This information came from – Lifechanging-water

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Hydration During Pregnancy

This is a must read. I for one did not suffer from morning sickness but I also used to drink lots of water in those days.  I also was not aware that dehydration is quite detrimental to the cells of the developing fetus. It is worth reading the article by “WellBeing” as it is very informative. The URL is included below.

Early pregnancy morning sickness is a signal of dehydration of the mother and fetus. It is caused by the water regulatory action of histamine, explains Dr. F. Batmanghelidj. Pregnancy creates a very high demand for water. As the fetus grows into a full term baby, over 1 trillion cell divisions take place. Each new cell must be filled with water. Pregnant women should drink water and eliminate all sources of dehydration, especially the consumption of caffeine and alcohol.

Source:

http://www.wellbeingwithnutrition.co.uk/index.php/articles/articles-all/9-articles/33-water-importance-and-signs-of-dehydration

Kangen Water® through the ionization process creates micro-clustering that is able to change the size of the water molecules to smaller groupings of 4-5. Other waters have water molecule groupings of 15-20 that are not able to penetrate the cell, therefore only providing 15% hydration.

Mothers who are interested in learning more and who want the best for their baby and themselves, contact us ASAP!

Early pregnancy morning sickness is a signal of dehydration of the mother and fetus. It is caused by the water regulatory action of histamine, explains Dr. F. Batmanghelidj. Pregnancy creates a very high demand for water. As the fetus grows into a full term baby, over 1 trillion cell divisions take place. Each new cell must be filled with water. Pregnant women should drink water and eliminate all sources of dehydration, especially the consumption of caffeine and alcohol.

Source:

http://www.wellbeingwithnutrition.co.uk/index.php/articles/articles-all/9-articles/33-water-importance-and-signs-of-dehydration

Kangen Water® through the ionization process creates micro-clustering that is able to change the size of the water molecules to smaller groupings of 4-5. Other waters have water molecule groupings of 15-20 that are not able to penetrate the cell, therefore only providing 15% hydration.

Mothers who are interested in learning more and who want the best for their baby and themselves, contact us ASAP!

Go to http://www.lifechanging-water.com

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Interesting Article On Our Daily Consumption Of Water

 I read this article in a online magazine called New Beauty. I have always questioned about the amount of water that we have been told we should be drinking each day.

For me I have to make a concerted effort to drink 8 glasses of water. Its almost impossible and I certainly can not do it day in and day out. I remember reading my old health Guru  and Author ‘Adele Davis‘, she always maintained that drinking too much water actually washes the minerals and vitamins from our body. Maybe she was right. In those days I drank a lot of milk which she did advocate. I was skinny then too.

Anyway you can always make up your own mind on the subject but I thought it made interesting reading.

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Is This the Biggest Beauty Lie You’ve Been Believing?

You’ve surely heard this advice – or maybe even doled it out a few times: Drink eight glasses of water a day for beautiful skin and a healthy body.

As it turns out, that’s a longstanding myth from the 1940s that just refuses to die, says Aaron E. Carroll, a pediatrics professor from Indiana University School of Medicine. In a New York Times piece, Carroll sources the origins of this common belief to a 1945 Food and Nutrition Board recommendation that said people needed 2.5 liters of water a day. What everyone ignored, however, was the explanation that “most of this quantity is contained in prepared foods.”

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Carroll first debunked the water myth back in a medical paper in 2007, but says that public opinion hasn’t changed at all over the majority of a decade since. “There’s no real scientific proof that, for otherwise healthy people, drinking extra water has any health benefits,” he writes.

While downing eight glasses a day may not be a magic formula, experts agree that it is important to stay hydrated, regardless of the source of hydration.

“Every organ and body system depends on water to function properly. The optimal amount of  intake varies depending on one’s health, activity and geographical location, but can be consumed through drinking water or eating water-rich foods like watermelon and spinach,” says New York dermatologist Marnie Nussbaum, MD. “Research from the Institute of Medicine found that men need approximately 13 cups and women need about nine cups of total fluid intake from water and foods.”

“It’s true that the skin needs water, just like every part of your body, to function properly, but as long as you drink enough fluids to maintain body hydration, you’re fine,” adds Chevy Chase, MD, dermatologist Elizabeth Tanzi, MD. “It’s never been proven scientifically that if you drink more water, you’ll have more beautiful skin.”

 

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Aussie Song – Words of Frustration For Many

Halal Labeled Food Products
Many Australians are finding this process offensive and I am sure,  be causing products to be more expensive because of the process below. Many are making a choice to avoid buying anything with this label on it but obviously it is getting harder to do so.

Personally, I also find it offensive that I have this label on my food products. I am able to have this opinion because I was born in NZ and an Australian resident and live part of the year in USA and I am a ‘Woman’. I have the pleasure of these rights in all three countries.
Many young Men and Women have died to keep these rights for us so I choose to honor them.

This is an extract from Australian food and Grocery Council

Many Australian food manufacturers seek Halal certification of their facilities and processes, in order to label their products as Halal and ensure they are able to be enjoyed by Muslim consumers. In the same way that food labeled as vegan or gluten-free is suitable for consumption by a broad range of consumers, Halal certified foods are commonly enjoyed by non-Muslims.

For a product to be Halal, it must be as a whole, and in part:

1.free from any substance taken or extracted from a Haram animal or ingredient (e.g. pigs, dogs, carnivorous animals, animals not slaughtered in compliance with Islamic rites);
2. made, processed, manufactured and/or stored by using utensils, equipment and/or machinery that has been cleaned according to Islamic law (e.g. not cleaned with alcohol); and
3.free from contact with, or being close to, a Haram substance during preparation, manufacture, processing and storage (e.g. blood, alcohol, poisonous and intoxicating plants and insects such as worms and cockroaches).

Many foods and drinks, particularly those that do not contain meat or alcohol, are inherently compliant with Halal criteria. Official certification, which may be granted by accredited religious authorities in Australia, any claim of certification is however required before products are able to be labelled as such.

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