Updated: Aug 22
Water is one of the most healing substances on Earth.
Luckily in Australia, we have access to water fairly easily and when treated properly, can be a significant contributor to our health and well-being.
The issue is however, that in general, we drink water incorrectly according to Ayurvedic principle. And trust me, from experience, when you start consuming water properly it makes the world of difference to your body. In particular, your gut and digestive function.
THE KEY TO DRINK WATER WELL
Please, please, please stop drinking refrigerated and ice laden water. It is a digestive nightmare. Cold liquid on a warm environment like our stomachs and GIT simply sizzles out its power - mainly metabolic function. We are warm blooded animals and warm liquids increase our metabolism and digestive fire. Simply sip on warm water during the day and see what a difference it makes. You feel less thirsty, lighter internally and symptoms like cramps, bloating and constipation will diminish if not cease altogether.
Boil your water. Unfortunately, our mains water is filled with nasties and even rain water can be hard to digest. Pre-boiling your water ultimately softens it, making it easier to digest.
Add aids to your water as you need them to help heal the body. Fresh ginger slices to increase metabolism and flush out toxins, fennel seeds to pacify bloating, gas and cramps or a slice of lemon first thing in the morning to cleanse the GIT and get digestion kick started.
Happy hydrating my friends!
Light and love,
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