Women Should Drink Water!

By: Lara Velez

Water Facts:

  • 70% of the earth…that’s right two thirds of the earth is made up of water.
  • Only 3% of it can be used as drinking water!
  • Most of the water on earth is permanently frozen or salty.
  • Water is the only substance that is found naturally on earth in three forms: liquid, gas, solid.
  • If all the earth’s water were fit into a gallon jug, the water available for us to drink would only be about a tablespoon!

Women Should Drink Water for Better Health

Water is one of the healthiest things a woman can put into her body. We cannot live without it. A woman’s body is about 55% water. Water moves nutrients and oxygen through the blood stream. Water has no calories. Drinking more water can help a woman retain less water! Water helps your skin stay healthy and glowing. Water can even help a woman with weight loss!

Unfortunately, most women hardly ever drink pure…plain…no frills WATER. We cover it up with sodas, teas, coffees, and all sorts of unhealthy substitutes. When we dehydrate our bodies by not drinking enough PURE water, it can lead to to excess body fat, poor muscle tone, a decrease in digestive efficiency, and muscle pain.

A woman, well anyone, should be drinking half of our body weight in ounces of PURE water every day. Example: If a woman weighs 180lbs she should be drinking 90oz of water a day!

Sound like a lot of water? Well, if you fill a 20oz bottle of water up before bed, and calculate how many of them you need to drink the next day, then divide that throughout your day, you will find success on your journey to drinking more water.

Application: Drink 1 bottle of water as soon as you wake up…BEFORE you even think about that cup of java! Then drink another bottle of water during your morning routines. Drink water before and after all meals. Drink water when you feel hungry between meals, instead of a fattening snack. Drink water every chance you get!

Soon you will be well on your way to better skin, better sleep, and better health! All because of pure fresh water!

Copyright © Lara Velez

About the Author: Lara Velez is a published writer, web publisher, business owner, wife and Mother of two. You can find some of her work at: http://homebusinessresourcedirectory.com

The Importance of Multivitamins and Vitamins for Women

May 4, 2009 by  
Filed under Health

By: Mansi Aggarwal

Whether you’re trying to have a baby, already pregnant, going through menopause or worried about osteoporosis, its worthwhile for you as a woman to consider the importance taking a multivitamin to create and maintain optimal health. But why would you want to take a supplement if you can get all your nutrients from your diet? Nutritionists say it is possible and preferred to get all your nutrients from the food you consume. And in a perfect world, this would be true for everybody.

But its not a perfect world. Today’s world finds people in fast-paced, hectic and stressed lifestyles. It has become harder for people to eat healthy, nutritionally balanced meals, and even more so to get all the vitamins and minerals your body needs to function properly every day.

This is especially true for women, who are often trying to juggle family, career, homeschooling, education, other relationships, housework and more. In order to achieve good health and to prevent stress, fatigue, infections and disease, women need to ensure they are getting all the nutrients they require. Yet for most women in most societies, a diet alone just wont cut it. This is why taking a multivitamin or a combination of the most important vitamins and minerals is so beneficial for most women.

A multivitamin will ensure you’re getting all the recommended daily dosages of vitamins and minerals that are missing from your diet. While a general multivitamin is fine, you can actually find multivitamins specifically tailored to a woman’s needs at different stages in their life, such as pregnancy and the postmenopausal stage.

One particular time for all women to take a multivitamin is right before and during pregnancy. Even if you are confident in your healthy eating habits, its still recommended to take prenatal vitamins, as your body requires even more nutrients to grow a healthy baby specifically folic acid. Folic acid, or folate, is required not only for healthy tissue growth and red cell formation, but also to prevent birth defects, especially in early pregnancy. Many women today don’t get enough folic acid from their diet, and taking a multivitamin with enough folic acid (400 micrograms) is recommended by most doctors.

Another important mineral for women is calcium. Calcium is needed for strong bones and teeth and to prevent osteoporosis later on in life, a condition that affects many postmenopausal women. Many women report not having enough dairy on a regular basis because of either allergies (lactose intolerance) or dietary restrictions. While calcium can be found in other foods such as salmon, green leafy vegetables and soy, its still difficult to get enough through food alone, which is why a multivitamin containing calcium is so beneficial.

Other important vitamins and minerals for all women include vitamin K, for blood clotting; vitamin C, for tissue growth and repair as well as adrenal function; and iron, for healthy cells and muscles. Another recommendation is the vitamin B complex, which is great for regulating certain bodily functions as well as reducing stress.

While you can certainly take all of these vitamins and minerals on their own, its much more convenient for women to take a multivitamin containing all the necessary nutrients in one little package. Make sure you do your research when considering a multivitamin, as not all are created equal. Quality varies, for one thing, as does the amounts of each vitamin and mineral. Further, make sure you select a multivitamin that is best suited to your needs and stage in life. Once you do, you are on your way to a healthier and stronger you.

Mansi aggarwal recommends Vitamins For Women for more information.