Because of this notable decline in our food supply, and in honor of National Nutrition Month let's go over the 5 Best Ways to Fight Our Failing Food Supply:
#3 Liven Your Liver with Water
All of the steps that we are considering to fight our failing food supply fall into two categories. One is reducing the number of toxins that we are putting into our bodies. Two is helping the body become more efficient at eliminating the toxins that we encounter.
The liver is our body’s filter, which naturally detoxifies the blood (the primary transport of nutrients and waste). On average we have about 5 liters of blood pumping throughout our entire body every minute of our lives. And this circulation of blood can be increased as much as 10 times during intense exercise!
Have you ever wondered about the composition of your blood? It is primarily WATER! Not soda, nor tea, nor coffee, nor alcohol, nor energy drinks; your blood is primarily water!
Think about this, most people do not like to sit in a smoke-filled restaurant because it deprives our lungs of an oxygen rich environment. But when we consume soda, energy drinks, and coffee as our primary source of fluids, we are depriving our body of a water-enriched environment.
Consuming 60-100 ounces of water will provide your body with an essential nutrient of health and assist our liver in filtering out many of the other toxins that we are exposed to on a daily basis. When we encounter toxins in our food - pesticides, preservatives, dyes, food additives - it is best to be prepared. If we give our liver the water it needs to funnel those toxins out, we are taking the right steps to better our health.
Our food supply just isn't what it used to be. Knowing this and taking steps to fight its failures is the best way to meet your nutritional needs. This is Tip #3 of 5. Check back soon for the next installment!