Our bodies are made up of about 60% water, and every system depends on water. Yep, water
serves a number of essential functions to keep us all going.
Generally, health authorities commonly recommend eight glasses, or about about 2 liters, of water per day. This can varying a lot depending on whether you are spending time in hot climates, excessive sweating during exercise, individual body weight and also if you may have been experiencing diarrhoea
If you are urinating every 2-4hrs and the urine is light colored with significant volume, then you are probably pretty well hydrated.
However, did you know that being dehydrated can lead to fatigue, headaches and cause stress? Yep, stress.
Studies have shown that being just half a litre dehydrated can increase your cortisol levels. So by not giving your body the fluids it needs, puts extra stress on it. No thanks!
We all get told to drink more water. We know we need to stay hydrated, and having a fancy drink bottle has become a way to save our planet as well as having become a fashion statement. But what about if you just don’t like drinking water? What is you find it tasteless and boring?
Well there is a simple way to hack your hydration…
Say hello to herbal tea. Your tasty, health promoting dehydration cure!
So does herbal tea really count as water? You bet! Many people find water boring. But when herbal hydrates just like plain water, life gets sooooo much better.
Along with the water in fruit and vegetables, herbal tea contributes to your recommended daily intake of water. So herbal tea has 2 benefits. It is hydrating, as well as being packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and have shown to provide many short and long-term health benefits.
Herbal tea is made by steeping herbs, flowers, roots or a combination . There are hundreds of different herbal teas you can drink, all with varying tastes and benefits. These benefits can range from treating a cold to relieving stress, to anti-aging properties. In addition, herbal teas do not contain any caffeine.
We choose to stock One Leaf At a Time Organic Teas, not only because the blends have incredibly tasting combinations, but also because of their therapeutic benefits. So we get great taste, stay hydrated and also experience the health benefits in every cup.
One Leaf At A Time is dedicated to helping you achieve your daily fluid intake by providing you with healthy, delicious alternatives to filtered water.
It was after completing her BioMedical and Naturopathy degree and commencing her own practice that Candace Borg created OLAAT with a purpose of providing the general public with an organic tea range that were not only delicious to drink, but also therapeutic. The OLAAT range have teas to cater to many individual needs, including helping you:
- Improve Digestion
- Relieve Stress
- Aid sleep and relaxation
- Boost the immune system
- Enhance mood
- Assist during pregnancy
- Improve skin health and appearance
- Support health and wellbeing
Now, until the 2nd of March 2020 we are offering our loyalty members and blog readers a 20% OFF all Teas and Tea accessories in store and online. Simply mention this blog post in store to one of our staff members or use the code LOVETEA at the check out.
If you have any questions for our Naturopath regarding water intake or the use of herbal teas, be sure to pop your questions below!
Resources: Webmb and USGS Water Science school.