Water Rich Foods and Anti-Aging

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We’ve all heard that it is recommended to drink eight glasses of water a day, but it turns out that this may not be the ideal way to fulfill your body’s water needs. Apparently, when you drink that much water daily you are also flushing your system of vital nutrients. Instead, many doctors are now saying that the best source of hydration may be the water within the foods we eat.

Many natural foods are compilations of mostly water. These foods are best known for keeping off weight, which generally makes a person look younger, because water helps flush the digestive system. That said, water rich foods are probably better than drinking lots of water for weight loss reasons as well. Drinking too many straight fluids can dilute the body’s natural digestive enzymes, causing a build-up of undigested food that gets stored as a type of fat known as “water weight.” But with water rich foods on the other hand, the digestive enzymes don’t get diluted, but enhanced, and one tends to feel fuller after eating. Weight finds it hard to stay around.

Water rich foods also help keep clear and smooth skin, which also helps with anti-aging. Along with keeping fried foods and foods high in sugar few and far between, water keeps the skin soft, clearing out the pores and diluting the natural oils so the skin doesn’t get too greasy. Soft, clear skin tends to maintain fewer wrinkles and age spots as well, which definitely make one look younger. Drinking water can keep good skin, too, but too much of it will most likely throw off the digestive system, as was mentioned earlier.

The circulatory system also benefits from water rich foods. Sugar builds up in the blood when there isn’t a lot of water in the system. This build up can ultimately lead to diabetes. The body is made up of 80% water and needs to maintain that percentage in order to keep not only its sugar levels at bay, but its sodium levels. If the body’s sugar or sodium is thrown off, it can lead to serious illnesses, which can make a person feel older than his time. Energy levels are reduced with sickness and system disorders. Water rich foods can help reverse the aging process by being a good prevention against disease.

Examples of water rich foods include tomatoes, which are 93% water; melons, which are 93% water; cucumbers, which consist of 96.3% water per 100 grams; pumpkin, which contains 92.6% of water per 100 grams; and chard, which is 97% water. Other water rich foods are radishes, lettuce, and kovai.

Dr. Murad, founder of Murad Skincare, gives many water rich anti-aging and beautifying tips in his book “The Water Secret” in clear detail – not only when the food is eaten, but when the food is used externally for creams and other cosmetics.

2 Responses to “Water Rich Foods and Anti-Aging”
  1. Pam Vining says:

    I have a question, and can’t seem to find enough information on the web to deem it reliable. Do you know anything about the effects of certain antibiotics on skin? Is it true that Avelox can rapidly age your skin even months after taking it?
    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    • Theresa says:

      Pam, that’s a really good question. I don’t have an immediate answer but I do have some amazing medical resources. I’ll check them out and get back to you.

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