Did you know that approximately 75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated? Yes, it's true. Some might not even be aware that they are dehydrated, especially if they are elderly. As we age, our thirst diminishes. We then often mistake thirst for hungerand eat instead of rehydrating with fluids. There are several signs of dehydration. Here are just a few:
~ Low energy/ lethargy
~ Muscle cramps, especially following an athletic competition
~ Poor concentration
To prevent dehydration, it's important to start dri...
Have you ever thought about why certain fruits and veggies are more abundant in certain seasons? Nature’s produce cycle actually supports our body’s needs, and gently leads us from season to season. For example, our bodies require more water in the summer months, and summer-season foods such as watermelon, berries and cucumbers help us stay hydrated and cool. In the fall, transition foods such as apples and root vegetables help us acclimate to the upcoming cooler months. (More on Fall foods next month!)