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Water intake versus mineral intake
They’re equally important. If anything people are not getting enough minerals and are drinking too much water which is kind of a meme at this point.
Everyone’s talking about drinking a gallon of water a day to stay hydrated, but if you’re drinking distilled water or mineral poor water, it’s one thing of you’re getting a good quality spring water and you know you’re getting a decent amount of magnesium and maybe calcium or potassium and some other things in there.
But most people are not getting that. Especially if you’re drinking freaking tap water. I would stay the hell away from that for a multitude of reasons.
I would try to focus on mineral intake and just go by thirst. I don’t think it’s ever a good idea to go against your body’s cravings. The body does know when it’s thirsty. You can perceive thirst, hunger, hot and cold very well.
There is no reason to be slamming water if you’re not thirsty and on the other side there is no reason to not drink water if you are. Just focus on your nutrients intake and you’ll be fine in terms of hydration. There are hormonal factors that play into how well you are hydrated. Estrogen can cause water retention, cortisol can do the same, and other hormones that make you pee out way too much to the point where you are really craving salt and water.
Even if you necessarely don’t have minerals add to the water itself, like magnesium, but everything else mineral wise if your diet is good than you should be getting plenty of all these other minerals. Water doesn’t have to be a source of that. It can just give you water, not minerals.
Glass bottles of spring water
People living in an area of high water hardness had one quarter the incidence of hypertension.https://t.co/sw0ccUlc6s
— P. D. Mangan Health & Freedom Maximalist 🇺🇸 (@Mangan150) June 26, 2020
You should be hydrating yourself with water that has richness to it.
Bone broth water is far more hydrating than plain water.
Water with fat is far more hydrating than plain water.
You should never be drinking plain water. You should be drinking water that is rich in nutrients
— Veritas (@veritasnaut) December 24, 2019
What is the ideal electrolyte balance for exercise recovery? https://t.co/pqbqqcyfwH
— Real Salt (@redmondrealsalt) May 19, 2020