This article was sent to me by one of my friends. They wanted to hear me kick and scream after reading the article (I only did a small scream, trust me). Instead of going berserk, I decided to share this article with you and let you know why MOST of this information is INCORRECT or INACCURATE!
- EAT YOUR WATER? I don’t think so!!
Let me be the first to say, “you really may not need 8 glasses of water per day!” May not are the key words because how much water you need depends on your weight and your present state of health. However, eating your vegetables is like saying, “soda is a liquid so you can get all your water needs from it!” People don’t realize how important water – and water ALONE – is to the body. Water is necessary to help transport necessary nutrients to cells, blood, and plasma. Water helps these minerals and vitamins absorb into the body, especially the ones that are water-soluble. Your body actually KNOWS the difference between water and everything else so you go ahead and think that the foods you eat will give your body enough water. Then you can come back to me when you have edema and wonder why your body is retaining water, which is never a good thing!
2. Fill half your plate with produce. I actually like this one.
I like this one because it’s true, it’s hard to figure out what a serving is. My general rule is that if it’s the size of your fist, then it’s enough for your stomach. Too many people eat too much meat. I think this is a great way to balance your meat intake and get your fill of veggies. Continue reading