Water is very important for skin metabolism and hydration. Water helps to keep healthy and plump skin. Drinking adequate water should be included in the daily routine. This is approximately about 8 glasses in one day for optimum skin functioning. This will help in getting rid of most of the toxins from the body as well.
Drinking gallons of water alone however will not help to clear up skin. Seizures could develop from too much water intake. Athletes however require more water than normal people because of their increased water loss through sweating. Your fitness routine would benefit greatly from drinking the right amounts of water.
The benefits that raw foods can bring are numerous. They can first of all help in weight loss, which is made easier as the number of calories consumed in cooked and processed foods can be significantly higher. The digestive system improves as it is supplied with fibre and other nutrients. Increased immunity will be noted especially to colds and flu therefore it is worth a try especially in the winter months. This can be especially very important in supporting your health as you start your new fitness workouts.
Nutritional deficiencies can be set right. This is possible because the nutrients in the fruits and vegetables have been released and separated from the fibre. The work of the body has been made much easier. The only remaining task is their absorption. They go straight into the blood stream. Therefore benefits that were earlier on not being reaped from cooked foods or processed foods being consumed can now be got. It is worth going for foods that are naturally nutrient dense to make sure the benefits are maximised. Examples are cabbage, carrots, apples and the green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale. As more time is spent on getting fit, there is lesser time to cook elaborate meals. Juicing can help to make up for all those nutrients that we may otherwise not be taking in.
Fruit juices should however be approached with extra caution if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Lemons and limes however can be an exception as they are amazing at eliminating the bitter taste that dark green and leafy vegetable juice possesses. Juicing could also be an easier way to make up for our 6 to 8 recommended daily intake of fruits or vegetables. Juice can on the other hand also be heathier to eating the fruits and vegetables as it will allow for all the nutrients in them to get absorbed in the body straight away. Eating them raw may restrict certain nutrients from finding their way into our bodies that easily.