Why is water so important?

In short, water helps digest food properly and flushes out toxins and waste.  It helps the kidneys to function and helps avoid headaches and back pain due to dehydration.

Ideally, drinking a glass of room temperature or warm water (with lemon) upon waking gets your system going.

How much water?
To figure out your ideal daily water consumption, take your weight and divide it in half.   You should be drinking that many ounces daily.  This helps keep the system going, helps with digestion, and aids all systems in working properly.

**Add another 8 ounces for every 30 minutes of cardio and 45 minutes of weight training. For every glass of wine, drink an equal amount of water to balance it out. For hot weather and time spent outside in the heat, add 1-2 glasses of water.

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Are you drinking enough?


Two great additions to water are LEMON and Apple Cider Vinegar.


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Squeezing lemon into your water is alkalizing. Most people are highly acidic, and our bodies work to obtain balance. To reach a neutral state, the body absorbs vital minerals from bones or tissues, which in turn makes us more susceptible to disease. Lemons are one of the most alkalizing foods that you can eat (drink) to start the day off right! Squeeze a half of an organic lemon into a glass of water first thing daily!  Lemons are treated with chemicals to stay fresh, so choose organic!

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is a powerhouse! Not only does it help with detox and elimination, but it is great for balancing the gut.  Those who suffer from acid reflux and heartburn can benefit from drinking a glass of water with a TBSP of apple cider vinegar before meals.  Apple Cider Vinegar also helps probiotic growth.   Similar to lemons, ACV is alkalizing. Apple Cider Vinegar is known as the “Mother” of all vinegars because of all of its health benefits. On the label of this common brand, you’ll see “with the mother.”

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  • Drinking a glass of water upon waking helps activate our internal organs.
  • Drinking water 30 minutes prior to eating aids in digestion.
  • Adding lemon and/or apple cider vinegar makes your water super-charged!
  • Drinking a glass of water upon waking helps activate our internal organs.

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