From my last post, thanks for the compliments on my hair and I’m glad you enjoyed my hair products reviews.
And as I predicted, blog readers love their chickpeas. Or garbanzo beans, whatever you want to call them. I’m glad you enjoyed my chickpea recipes and thanks for telling me about your faves.
Dessert: I mentioned above that I love mango. Especially in Mango Banana Vanilla Softserve .You can always thin it down with more nut milk/water/ice and even add protein powder if you prefer more of a smoothie instead of softserve.
1. Do you like mangoes?
Yes, I adore them! I buy TJ’s frozen mango chunks for smoothie/softserve making and fresh mangoes are a splurge for me.
2. How much water do you drink?
But by and large, I drink lots of water but I don’t quantify it in ounces per day. I’ve read that if your urine is clear and frequent, you’re drinking enough. And mine is both, so I guess I am doing ok.
3. Do you “force” yourself to drink water or do you drink to thirst?
I am not one of those people who walks around with a gallon jug of water or anything, but when I go out, I never leave the house without my big pink Klean Kanteen jug of water. I did a post on all our re-usable water bottles .
I would say I do drink to thirst but also sometimes do force myself a bit to drink extra water, just to make sure I am well-hydrated. Being properly hydrated keeps skin looking better, digestion is better, toxins are flushed easier, thinking is clearer, headaches are prevented, and your body just works better and more efficiently when you’re not in a state of dehydration. We need water!
They also say that once you start actually feeling thirsty, you are not properly hydrated. So the key is to drink before that.
There are so many exceptions to the rules though such as exercise and activity levels, personal medical/health circumstances, temperature/climate, sodium intake, food intake (vegetables and fruits do contain lots of water) and so one size doesn’t fit all on the hydration front.
There’s also a point where you can drink too much water. Rare, but it can happen with devastating consequences.
I would surmise, though, that most people are a bit (or a lot) under-hydrated and the average person probably doesn’t drink enough water.
Talk to me about your water drinking habits!