Water for Health Blog: Promoting better health through hydration, nutrition and mindful eating.
At Water for Health, we want to help you reach peak health, look fresh and feel energised. Our broad knowledge of nutrition and hydration, as well as our commitment to keeping up to date with developments in the world of natural health, makes our blog a treasure trove of information. In this section, you’ll find diet advice, news about emerging disease-prevention studies, product reviews, topical content and lots more besides.
May 26, 2017
Even though they are backed by research, antioxidants are one of those questionable things that everyone secretly suspects may be overrated. These naturally occurring compounds are found in many plant-based foods. Health experts claim they reduce free radicals, eliminate toxins, and prevent disease, but are they really capable of doing everything they claim to or is it just another gimmicky sales pitch? Here’s what you need to know about antioxidants and whether or not they are worth your time (and money). Continue reading
May 26, 2017
If you lather on the sunscreen every time the sun touches your skin, you could be putting yourself at risk of vitamin D deficiency, according to a recent study. Vitamin D is required for many vital functions in the body. Deficiencies have been linked to fatigue, autoimmunity, thinning hair, rickets, osteoporosis, and even weight gain.
While health experts recommend the use of sunscreen to prevent skin cancer, there are benefits to allowing your skin unprotected time in the sun. Here’s how much sunlight you should be getting to avoid a vitamin D deficiency. Continue reading
May 18, 2017
The colostrum has been studied for a great many years, but with popular interest in immune health starting to grow, perhaps it’s worth looking again at this wondrous milk-like substance. After all, despite the vast array of products in the market touted for their ability to enhance immune function, colostrum is undoubtedly among the best.
May 12, 2017
Unless you’ve pencilled in some fasted cardio, there’s nothing worse than getting to the gym and realising the tank’s empty. You haven’t eaten for hours, energy levels are nonexistent and your motivation – which moments before threatened to break through the ceiling – is suddenly at an all-time low. We’ve all been there, but left with no alternative, most of us soldier on and log an uninspired workout, all the while making a mental note to fuel up next time. But what type of fuel’s best? Which foods give us the necessary energy boost to power on and complete a high-octane workout? Read on to discover the 5 best preworkout foods.
May 10, 2017
Most people are burned out on hearing the word “detox.” It’s listed on almost every supplement in every health store as well as anything that appears to be green and fresh in the supermarket.
Aside from the gimmicky angle of detoxification that is used to grab your attention, there really is genuine merit to be had from understanding what true detoxification means and applying the basic principles correctly, even on a gentle basis daily. Here’s why detoxing matters – and why doing it more than occasionally could improve your overall mental and physical health long term. Continue reading
May 8, 2017
As we all know, oxygen is vital to life on Earth: energy production depends on the element, and without it, organisms would simply cease to exist. Thankfully life-giving oxygen is all around us, in the air we gratefully breathe each day. Unlike eating or drinking, oxygenation doesn’t even require a conscious effort on our part. But what about oxygen enhancement supplements? Can they really increase energy levels, promote efficient waste elimination and help with immune health?
May 4, 2017
Magnesium isn't present to the same degree in our soil, owing to the processes of modern industrial farming. When our soil isn't well cared for and precious nutrients like magnesium are added back into it after each crop has grown, how can we expect to eat nutritious food?
Magnesium plays a role in over 300 reactions within the body, including nerve impulse transmission, protein and fatty acid synthesis and the metabolism of food. Here is why you can’t afford not to include sufficient amounts of magnesium in your diet. Continue reading
May 3, 2017
This is the story of a young lady who was facing a potential death sentence through recurring cancer and made a brave decision to address the underlying emotional issues that she believed contributed to her disease. She took her own path and emerged from the process healed – physically and emotionally – through the power of forgiveness.
May 2, 2017
Green smoothies are not only yummy but also highly nutritious and great substitutes for snacks and even meals. These excellent drinks are normally made from leafy vegetables just as the name suggests, and all you need to get going is your ingredients and a blender. Many of the health benefits of smoothies come from the essential minerals and vitamins vegetables are known for. Green drinks also help you stay full while quashing the urge to load your stomach with unhealthy foods. Here are top 10 health benefits of drinking green smoothies.
April 25, 2017
Our ancestors would remark on many things if they were to be reawakened in 2017: technological gadgets; 24-hour news channels; the Kardashians. They would also more than likely marvel at the dozens of varieties of vinegar on sale. From red and white wine vinegar to rice vinegar, balsamic and black fig vinegar, the choices are endless. Today, though, we want to talk about one vinegar and one vinegar only: Four Thieves.
April 19, 2017
Your body is made up of more bacteria than cells, some of them opportunistic that will turn into disease if we do not have a strong enough immune system or enough “good” bacteria to fight them off. Approximately 80 percent of our immune system is found in the gut, meaning we need to focus on strengthening this area (also known as our microbiome). Thankfully, there are many ways nature can help us achieve this. Continue reading
April 18, 2017
In February we penned a lengthy blog about the Imperial College London study which laid bare the multitude of benefits linked with eating 10 portions of fruit and veg per day. Such is the nature of these things, a newer study has now appeared that further sets the 10-a-day guideline in stone. Because it turns out that eating more vegetables could hold the key to reducing your stress levels, too.
April 12, 2017
For a compound possessed of such extraordinary power, polyphenols are still mostly waiting for their moment in the sun. But that moment will assuredly come, for more and more of us are beginning to understand and appreciate just how important polyphenols are in maintaining good levels of health. Indeed, they have been touted as nature’s best medicine for supporting the health of gut bacteria, among other things. Read on to learn more about these wondrous phytochemicals.
April 11, 2017
Of all the beauty products you own, we bet you never dared to use something that comes from dirt to make you look younger. Fulvic acid has grown in popularity over the years as a supplement that can improve human health. In particular, it can help take years off your skin by working at a cellular level. Here’s everything you need to know about this “ultimate nutrient booster.” Continue reading
April 7, 2017
Our body needs water to properly carry out many different physiological functions, from regulating temperature through sweating and preserving blood pressure to excreting body waste and carrying out cell reactions.
The risk of dehydration is generally high with the elderly, but it’s even more pronounced for an elderly individual suffering from dementia. Dehydration occurs when a person’s body loses more water than they can take in.